Krueger offers sleepless night with ‘Northwest Angle’You never really intended to get involved. You know how it goes, though. Whatever it was, you were just going to mind your business.
By: By Terri Schlichenmeyer, Superior Telegram
You never really intended to get involved.
You know how it goes, though. Whatever it was, you were just going to mind your business. You were staying out of the whole thing. You had other, better missions you wanted to accomplish, and you were going to do that – just that - but one thing led to another to another, and pretty soon, you were up to your hairline in something you never asked for.
Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor only wanted to spend some meaningful time with his family, but nothing ever happened the way he thought it might. And in the new book, “Northwest Angle” by William Kent Krueger, they turned out even worse.
A little family time is all Cork O’Connor wanted. He’d rented a houseboat and had gathered his in-laws and his children on a trip to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Canada. It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, though Cork knew his daughter Jenny was struggling with a problem. He wanted to give her some fatherly advice and the best way to do it, he figured, was to take her to one of the BWCA islands, where they could talk.
And then the storm hit.
Without warning, the sky turned black as straight-line winds sheared off limbs and separated Jenny and her father. Dazed, Jenny went looking for Cork and stumbled upon a cabin. Inside it was the body of a woman who had obviously been tortured, and a hidden baby.
Clutching the child, Jenny found shelter before Cork found Jenny. Staying there wasn’t an option with the sudden, unwelcome presence of a man with a high-powered rifle who seemed to want nothing but the baby.
Do you like to read before you go to sleep? Do not – take it from me – do not drag “Northwest Angle” to bed with you. You won’t get one Z if you do.
If you’re a fan, you’ll be happy to know that other beloved characters are present, too. If you’re not a fan – well, what are you waiting for?
If you’re up for a book that will keep you up all night, “Northwest Angle” is it. For you, this is an easy book to get involved in.