Windigo Island

Windigo Island

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Cork O'Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger.

When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Such stories have been told by the Ojibwe people for generations, but they don't explain how the girl and her friend, Mariah Arceneaux, disappeared a year ago. At the request of the Arceneaux family, Cork O'Connor, former sheriff turned private investigator, takes on the case.

But on the Bad Bluff reservation, nobody's talking. Still, Cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. He learns that the old port city of Duluth is a modern-day center for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans. As the investigation deepens, so does the danger.

Yet Cork holds tight to his higher purpose-his vow to find Mariah, an innocent fifteen-year-old girl whose family is desperate to get her back. With only the barest hope of saving her from men whose darkness rivals that of the legendary Windigo, Cork prepares for an epic battle that will determine whether it will be fear, or love, that truly conquers all.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2014
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476749235
147674923X
Branch Call Number: FIC Krueg
Characteristics: viii, 339 pages

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szarnstorff
Nov 20, 2015

I had to read to the end to solve the mystery. It took place near Hayward, WI and North Dakota where we use to live. Tough topic of circle of prostitution and difficulty getting out of the abusive life.

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rsolin
Oct 11, 2015

I think this is my favorite series now. Cork O'Connor is flawed, but not irritating. The location and Ojibwa background add to the appeal. William Kent Krueger continues his winning streak with this one.

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jackbooks
Dec 25, 2014

Published 2014 latest

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lpreston214
Sep 02, 2014

Some members of the O'Connor family take a back seat in this book but nothing is lost. A very good book about native girls being trafficked in Duluth and North Dakota. Cork, Jenny, Henry and some family members of a missing girl investigate. Cork, still reeling from family tragedies in Tamarack County vows to save the girl at any cost, but a high price is paid by Jenny instead. Krueger had a down period in this series but the last couple have been very good.

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