Saturday, June 23, 2012

Review: Trickster's Point by William Kent Krueger

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (Aug 21 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451645678
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451645675

Book Description

The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series—the action never stops when the private detective ends up in the crosshairs of a political assassin.

In Trickster’s Point, the unsinkable Cork O’Connor is sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness. Beside him is the first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little, who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bow hunting, this is no accident. The arrow in the governor’s heart belongs to Cork.

When he becomes the primary suspect in the murder, Cork understands full well that he’s been set up. As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he recalls his long, complex relationship with Jubal, the Native kid who aspired to be a populist politician and grew to become a cunning man capable of treachery and murder. As Cork looks deeply into his own past, he comes face to face with the many motives, good and ill, that lead men and women into the difficult, sometimes deadly, political arena.

With crisp writing filled with the twists and turns his fans have come to expect, Krueger delivers another knockout novel of suspense.

About The Author

 William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of ten Cork O’Connor novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Vermilion Drift and Northwest Angle. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit

My Review

I am so thrilled that William Kent Krueger continues to write these wonderful Cork O'Connor books! Trickster's Point goes back into Cork's past to explain the happenings in his present life.  This is the twelfth in the series and it is just as well written and compelling as the rest.

Jubal Little has been in and out of Cork's life for as long as he can remember.  Jubal is assassinated in the first moments of the book.  Cork has been set up to take the fall.  And so it begins.

 Krueger weaves native American religion and a love of nature throughout his books.  His love for the wildness of Northern Minnesota always shines through.  His family and friends are present throughout and they add to the richness of the novel.  Krueger is an amazing story teller. 

 Full of twists and turns and surprises...the ending is a perfect shocker...another winner from William Kent Krueger.  Be sure to pick up a copy in August.

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