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Copper River: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series) (original 2006; edition 2009)

by William Kent Krueger (Author)

Series: Cork O'Connor (6)

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"This book finds Cork O'Connor 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."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
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Title:Copper River: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)
Authors:William Kent Krueger (Author)
Info:Atria (2009), Edition: Reprint, 416 pages
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I enjoyed this Cork O'Conner mystery. He's in hiding at his cousins when he gets pulled into a local mystery. The inclusion of two kids in the story makes it even more appealing than Krueger's normal Cork O'Conner books. ( )
  DrApple | Jul 22, 2022 |
I feel like a broken record but I continue to love the Corc O'Connor series. They are just so restful which is an odd thing to say about a mystery/thriller I know. I just contine to be absorbed by WKK's writing and love watching Corc do his thing. This one wraps up the mystery that started in [b:Mercy Falls|785395|Mercy Falls (Cork O'Connor, #5)|William Kent Krueger|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388202172s/785395.jpg|771393]. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
In the effort to escape a hit put on him by a mobster Cork ends with a relative who is a large animal vet. After he has been shot in the leg. She helps him out and he gets to know her son REN and his girlfriend Charlie who is from a shattered home. The story includes an encounter with a cougar and the need to unravel a series of killings of young women from shattered homes. Dina puts in another appearance. ( )
  waldhaus1 | Jul 14, 2022 |
The Cork O'Connor series is my favourite series right now. Every book is exciting and suspenseful. The characters are realistic, and in each book we get to experience another chapter in Cork O'Connor's life. In this book we pick up right where the last one left off. Cork escapes to a small Michigan town called Bodine. He's got a gunshot wound in his leg from the encounter he had with a gangster back home, and he heads to the home of a cousin that he has lost touch with over the years. Her name is Jewell DuBois, and she's a widow living with her young son, Wren. Jewell is a vet so Cork thinks that she can look after his injury, and he can hide out for a bit from the gangster who has put a $500,000 bounty on his head. Things aren't so quiet in Bodine either. It seems that trouble is following Cork around, and this trouble has nothing to do with the Bounty on his head. Young homeless girls are going missing from the area, and when a young girl's body washes up on the shore of Lake Superior, it opens up the whole can of worms in Bodine. One that has been going on for years in the area. In this book we see Cork's friend Deena who we met in the previous book, and it's lucky that she has followed him to Bodine because Cork and Jewell need Deena's help tracking the killer in the County. The tension ratchets up right until the end of the book, and when the book ended I wanted to open up the next book in the series and continue the story. They are very addictive. This is a great series to listen to on audiobook and David Chandler does a great job of narrating. Highly recommend this series. ( )
  Romonko | Mar 26, 2022 |
I was disappointed that the story line didn't wrap up in the previous book, but once we got going on this new story line alongside the previous, I really enjoyed it. Much more so than the standalone stories of WKK's previous books. ( )
  bdonner | Dec 8, 2021 |
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"This book finds Cork O'Connor 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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