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 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 solve the mystery of 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, is
soon on the case.
But on the Bad Bluff reservation, nobody’s talking. Still,
Cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. In Duluth,
Minnesota, he learns from an Ojibwe social worker that both Duluth and the Twin
Cities are among the most active areas in the United States for sex trafficking
of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans. As the
investigation deepens, so does the danger. Cork realizes he’s not only up
against those who control the lucrative sex enterprise—he must also battle
government agencies more than willing to look the other way.
Yet Cork holds tight to his purpose—Mariah, an innocent
fifteen-year-old girl at the heart of this grotesque web, who is still missing
and whose family is desperate to get her back. With only the barest hope of
saving her, Cork prepares to battle men whose evil rivals that of the
bloodthirsty Windigo and who are as powerful, elusive, and vengeful as the dark
spirit Michi Peshu. Download and start listening now!