Iron Lake

Iron Lake

Downloadable Audiobook - 2005
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Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota - population 3,752. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, he's found that there's not much left in life that can shock him. But when the town's judge, Robert Parrant, is brutally murdered, and Eagle Scout Paul LeBeau is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption and scandal.
Publisher: [Spokane] : Books In Motion, [2005]
Branch Call Number: eAUDIOBOOK M KRUEGER
Additional Contributors: Sciarrio, Jerry
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Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota - population 3,752. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine,... Read More »


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darladoodles
Nov 19, 2017

"Ordinary Grace" is one of my favorite books ever, so I had to try the Cork O'Connor series. I really like Cork. He is flawed, but real. This action packed, intricate plot kept me guessing until almost the very end. After seeing Krueger give a presentation about a month ago, I have a new appreciation for the tightrope Cork walks as he helps keep law and order (somewhat unofficially, for now) in a town which is so close to an Indian reservation. Well done! Will look forward to getting to know Cork better in the rest of the series.

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cmfrakes
Sep 19, 2017

I read Ordinary Grace and LOVED it. I thought, I have to check out more books by this author. So I read this one and was so disappointed. Not the same quality writing, was a little boring, and just didn't seem to have the same quality character development.

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EmilyEm
May 13, 2016

I've heard of Kent Krueger and his writing for years. I read 'Ordinary Grace' last year, but will now spend some time with Cork O'Conner. Very impressed with Krueger's debut effort.

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ilovewhippets
May 11, 2016

I enjoy reading about the other cultures. I didn't care for this author's writing style, though.

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avratt
Sep 04, 2015

Too much soap opera interfering with the crime/mystery. It has all the elements I typically enjoy, but in this case it was just to jumbled and distracting.

LaughingOne Aug 31, 2013

I liked this first book in a series. The protagonist, Cork O'Connor, is part Irish and part Anishinaabe Native American, and he is an ex-sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. While I am fairly certain that the author, William Kent Krueger, is not Native American himself, in the Acknowledgments section of his novel, he gives credit to some Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people, Barbara Briseno and Alex Ghebregzi, as well as some ethnographers of Ojibwe culture. I believe he has done a pretty good job as his descriptions of the people and culture correlate well with my own experiences growing up in the American Southwest with Navajo and Pueblo neighbours. The story itself is complex, fast-paced, and full of surprises. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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c210flyer
Feb 17, 2012

Krueger is pretty consistently good. I liked this one. 7 of 10 for me.

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