Indie Next ListSeptember 2011
Krueger's latest Cork O'Connor tale is partly based on a real event - straight-line winds that flattened a great swath of forest in northern Minnesota. This fast-paced thriller leads the reader through a tangled web of secrets that unfolds unpredictably until the satisfying end. The characters are deep and spiritual and the landscape beautiful. Some Native American wisdom adds to the story. If you have not read Krueger's previous novels, this book will have you seeking them out. -- Kristin Hurlin, The Cottage Book Shop, Glen Arbor, MI
During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm. Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn t killed by the storm, however; she d been bound and tortured before she died. Whimpering sounds coming from outside the cabin lead them to a tangle of branches toppled by the vicious winds. Underneath the debris, they find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where it s impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil. Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow. Part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller (Booklist ), Northwest Angle is a dynamic addition to William Kent Krueger s critically acclaimed, award-winning series. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR NORTHWEST ANGLE A complex crime novel that contains meditations on the difficulties of loving and the paths we take to reach God, Northwest Angle has everything you want in a great read. Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Reckoning"