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Iron Lake

Författare: William Kent Krueger
Genre: Crime Fiction, Mystery
ISBN: 0671016970

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Chicago cop Cork O'Connor and his lawyer-wife Jo moved back to his northern Minnesota hometown of Aurora to improve their quality of life, but it hasn't worked. Cork became the local sheriff, but lost an election after a disagreement between local Indians and whites over fishing rights turned deadly. Then his marriage broke up, with Jo becoming a successful advocate for tribal rights and Cork reduced to running a scruffy restaurant and gift shop. As the book starts, Cork is feeling guilty about sleeping with a warm-hearted waitress and still hoping to get back with Jo and their three children. Drawn into the disappearance of an Indian newsboy, which coincides with the apparent suicide of a former judge, O'Connor clashes with a newly elected senator--the judge's son and Jo's lover--as well as with the town's new sheriff and some tribal leaders getting rich on gambling concessions. Krueger quickly makes Cork a real person beneath his genre garments, mostly by showing him trying to deal with the needs of his two very different teenage daughters. And the author's deft eye for the details of everyday life brings the town and its peculiar problems to vivid life
Medelbetyg: 4 (1 röster)
Bok recensioner av Iron Lake :
2008-07-07 10:25

Part Irish part Anishinaade Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is a hell of a character. I’ve been very lucky lately, first Bob Lee Swagger ― “Point of Impact”, though the book isn’t that good, then Arkady Renko ― “Gorky Park”, who is perhaps the most charismatic proletarian police officer in Crime Fiction history and now Cork O’Connor, former sheriff of Aurora, making of “Iron Lake” a very pleasant read.

This is the first book of the series and I am sure it won’t be the last for me. Author William Kent Krueger had, to say the least, a quite difficult task at hand thinking that I’d just read Martin Cruz Smith’s “Gorky Park”, a mystery book that was almost perfect and still so vividly fresh in my mind that I thought that whatever I read after it, would feels mediocre.

William Kent Krueger isn’t Martin Cruz Smith and “Iron Lake” is definitely not “Gorky Park”, but I think the author did a very nice job and I’m looking forward to reading more of his books.
I only wish he hadn’t killed a character I became very fond of, it was a bit cliché, but it’s this is his debut so kudos Mr. Kent Krueger.


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