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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (648 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Kent Krueger Narrator: David Chandler Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cork O’Connor Mysteries Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781464048210
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William Kent Krueger’s latest New York Times bestseller is a thrilling exploration of the motives, both good and ill, that lead men and women into the difficult, sometimes deadly, political arena.

Cork O’Connor is sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness. With him is Jubal Little, who is favored to become the first Native American elected governor of Minnesota and who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bow-hunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident. The arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. He understands full well that he’s been set up.

As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, Cork remembers his long, complex relationship with the tough kid who would grow up to become a professional football player, a populist politician, and the lover of the first woman to whom Cork ever gave his heart. Jubal was known by many for his passion, his loyalty, and his ambition. Only Cork knows that he was capable of murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Although there’s plenty of excitement in this plot, Krueger is moving deeper into psychological territory with each book is this series.”

    St. Paul Pioneer Press

  • “While the murder mystery is an essential element of the novel, more important is the look at the relationships of the various characters, to each other and to the locale.” 

    Midwest Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Kelberer | 2/19/2014

    " Probably the best book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/27/2014

    " Dark. I suppose he is keeping it real. Great writing but dark dark dark which was sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Smith | 1/24/2014

    " I give this Cork O'Connor book my "best story in a series" award. It was worth the wait....and left me wanting to turn another page. The book stands alone (so if it is your first William Kent Krueger read, you won't be left wondering about references to earlier books.) But Krueger only provides O'Connor family background when background is essential (so if you have, like me, read all of the others in the series, you won't get bored by the repetition.) The Ojibwa mystic tradition is interestingly presented and makes me want to learn more; the beauty and wildness of northern Minnesota is drawn with a brilliant word palette reminding me of personal soul-searching times spent paddling the Boundary Waters and walking the shores of Lake Gichigami. "The opposite of love is not hate but fear." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 1/21/2014

    " William Kent Krueger is an incredibly talented author who has created an excellent series of characters. After reading the first few books in this series, many of these characters become "friends." I am grateful for the opportunity to visit them again. Honestly, I don't even try to remember the plot after the fact, I'm just happy to go along for the ride. While some of the books in this series are better than others, none of them are bad. And all I have left to say is that if you read any of these novels and you aren't touched at least a little bit, you have no heart. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 1/18/2014

    " Predictable. Redundant . Nice scenery . Likable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Hoffman Brauman | 1/9/2014

    " Krueger is an excellent writer. The Cork O'Connor series is very well done -- start at the beginning -- each store builds on the character development that occured in the ones before. Beautifully written, engaging stories, multi-faceted characters. Highly recommend this mystery series set near the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Stryker | 1/1/2014

    " I thought Trickster's Point was excellent. One of my favorites by Kent Krueger. Right up there with Thunder Bay and Vermilion Drift. I enjoyed his reading from this book at Common Good Books in St. Paul, MN. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/17/2013

    " I liked this book, mainly because I've read all of this series and the characters appeal to me. I think Krueger has begun to bring a lot more Ojibwe lore into his novels. I didn't think this book was as interesting as some past novels. Still, enjoyed it and will read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 11/23/2013

    " Another great Cork O'Connor mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Martinez | 11/23/2013

    " Ditto to other reader comments, but bottom line - he keeps me interested, sometimes to the point I can't put the book down, and I love his characters! I can't wait for the next arrival! (Aug 2013) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly Jarema | 11/15/2013

    " I really enjoy the Cork O'Connor series. Easy and fun reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/11/2013

    " I am hooked on this series. The books are interesting and intelligent and well written. I did figure who done it in this one but was still riveted until the last page. His characters are like able and multi dimentional, His plot lines are complex. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 10/19/2013

    " Another good Cork O'Connor book. Fits the series nicely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Clark | 10/13/2013

    " Yay! I was able to guess the killer long before the end of the book. It didn't diminish my enjoyment any. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra Wood | 9/26/2013

    " Another great read featuring Cork O'Connor at his best, peering into the motives that drive all of us to do the terrible or the good as we seek our own god. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al Stoess | 7/4/2013

    " Not one of his best. Rather slow moving. Includes material not needed - a smokescreen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 3/23/2013

    " Krueger deftly carries the reader between the main character's past and present in this tightly written mystery. Fans of the this series will appreciate the exploration of Cork's Native American roots as he finds himself the chief suspect in a murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandie | 1/25/2013

    " Not his best but good enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenneth Fredette | 1/6/2013

    " It was a good mystery. It reminds me of Northern Minnesota very much. I don't miss the rifles firing at me even when I was dressed in red. I have a bullet the landed at my feet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryann | 10/20/2012

    " Good twists in this latest visit to Northern MN with Cork O'Connor. I did suspect the guilty party before the book was done, but it took a while and wasn't sure until he read the the DNR tracker's report. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen Thielen | 9/29/2012

    " Another great story! The continuation of the familiar characters, both Corks friends and family just gets better and better. The mystery to solve is just a bonus! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 9/28/2012

    " Yet another good one from William Kent Krueger. I read it in one day. Always pleasant to revisit Cork O'Connor and his family for another mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Temple | 8/23/2012

    " Not a lot of action for Cork O'Connor this time as he is absorbed by the past. I gave it 3 stars. "

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About the Author
Author William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the Cork O’Connor novels, including Northwest Angle and Trickster’s Point, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family.

About the Narrator

David Chandler is an audiobook narrator who has read numerous titles for William Kent Krueger and C. J. Box, among others. He is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.