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.