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Copper River : a novel (edition 2006)

by William Kent Krueger

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Title:Copper River : a novel
Authors:William Kent Krueger
Info:New York : Atria Paperback, 2009, c2006.
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:adult, mystery, Michigan

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Another great entry in the Cork O'Connor series. I really enjoy these books even if they are a bit formulaic. The setting in the Northern Mid-West is a nice change of pace and the author's writing style keeps the pages turning. One of my favorite series. ( )
  msaucier818 | Apr 9, 2018 |
On the run from a rich man who took out a hit on him, Cork O'Connor lands in the U.P. of Michigan staying with his cousin, Jewell, a widowed veterinarian and her son, Ren. When Ren's friend Charlie goes missing after her father's murder, Cork and his new friend Dina are pulled in despite the fact that this is in no way their jurisdiction.

The book before this ended on a wicked cliffhanger about the hit, but very little of this story actually addresses that, so it ended up feeling more like an excuse to take Cork out of his normal setting than anything else. Though the Upper Peninsula is an interesting setting, I felt more than a little gypped not to spend any time in Aurora, MN with Cork's family - both Jo and the kids and Henry Meloux the Ojibwe healer and mide. Still worth reading and a compelling mystery with interesting new characters - especially Charlie - just not the strongest for me. ( )
  bell7 | Oct 3, 2017 |
A little bit different in that none of the regular characters, save Cork himself, are in this book. Deena from the last book has reappeared which in my opinion is a good thing. I hope to see Corks family, Jewell and Ren, work their way back into the may story. Things had gotten a little dry with Joe's family back home so it was good to mix it up.

I had totally forgotten about the prologue to the story when it hit me in the face later. Who names a dog Snatch? Fast moving plot, lots of twists and turns.

Ordering the next in series today. ( )
  she_climber | Feb 9, 2017 |
Krueger continues to deliver in the Corcoran O’Connor series. This one is set away from the usual haunts and characters of the series as Cork hides out from a contract on his head. Anyone who likes mystery/thrillers should enjoy this series. ( )
  TadAD | Aug 14, 2016 |
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Publication Date: August 22, 2006

The sixth novel in William Kent Krueger's award-winning suspense series finds Cork O'Connor running for his life -- straight into a murderous conspiracy involving teenage runaways.

In well-crafted settings that are beautiful and unforgiving, with unforgettable characters and jaw-dropping surprises, William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor thrillers have drawn a flood of awards and praise. The latest in the series finds the sheriff running for his life from professional hit men who have already put a bullet through his leg. Desperate, he finds sanctuary outside a small town called Bodine on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in an old resort owned by his cousin, Jewell DuBois. Though Jewell, a bitter widow whose husband may have been killed by cops, keeps Cork at arm's length, her fourteen-year-old son, Ren, is looking for a friend. But being a father figure to Ren will prove more difficult than Cork could possibly imagine.

When the body of a young girl surfaces along the banks of the Copper River and another teenager vanishes, Cork must choose between helping to solve these deadly mysteries and thwarting the hit men who draw closer to him with every hour. Recklessly, he turns from his own worries and focuses on tracking the conspiracy of killers before Ren and his best friend, Charlie, fall victim. It's an error -- one a good man might make -- but as the contract killers who are hunting him close in, Cork realizes too late that it may be the last mistake he'll ever make.

The trail left by the dead girl eventually leads to a shelter for homeless youth and into the grim reality of children lost and abandoned, who become easy prey for the perverted appetites of human predators. All small towns have buried secrets but, as Cork soon learns, this one has more than its share.

I love this series and this book was his best so far! Exciting story and wonderful characters are William Kent Krueger's strong point. Can't wait to read the next book in the series and see what direction Cork will take in his life! These books are never a dull moment with many twists and turns! ( )
  EadieB | Jan 19, 2016 |
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TOn the run from hitmen, sheriff Cork O'Connor hides out at an old resort, owned by his cousin Jewell DuBois, on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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