Windigo Island

Windigo Island

Large Print - 2014
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Cork O'Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from "New York Times "bestselling author William Kent Krueger.
When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Such stories have been told by the Ojibwe people for generations, but they don't solve the mystery of how the girl and her friend, Mariah Arceneaux, disappeared a year ago. At the request of the Arceneaux family, Cork O'Connor, former sheriff turned private investigator, is soon on the case.
But on the Bad Bluff reservation, nobody's talking. Still, Cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. In Duluth, Minnesota, he learns from an Ojibwe social worker that both Duluth and the Twin Cities are among the most active areas in the US for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans. As the investigation deepens, so does the danger. Cork realizes he's not only up against those who control the lucrative sex enterprise--he must also battle government agencies more than willing to look the other way.
Yet Cork holds tight to his purpose--Mariah, an innocent fifteen-year-old girl at the heart of this grotesque web, who is still missing and whose family is desperate to get her back. With only the barest hope of saving her, Cork prepares to battle men whose evil rivals that of the bloodthirsty Windigo and who are as powerful, elusive, and vengeful as the dark spirit Michi Peshu.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press/Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410471628
1410471624
Characteristics: 551 pages ;,23 cm.

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szarnstorff
Nov 20, 2015

I had to read to the end to solve the mystery. It took place near Hayward, WI and North Dakota where we use to live. Tough topic of circle of prostitution and difficulty getting out of the abusive life.

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rsolin
Oct 11, 2015

I think this is my favorite series now. Cork O'Connor is flawed, but not irritating. The location and Ojibwa background add to the appeal. William Kent Krueger continues his winning streak with this one.

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jackbooks
Dec 25, 2014

Published 2014 latest

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lpreston214
Sep 02, 2014

Some members of the O'Connor family take a back seat in this book but nothing is lost. A very good book about native girls being trafficked in Duluth and North Dakota. Cork, Jenny, Henry and some family members of a missing girl investigate. Cork, still reeling from family tragedies in Tamarack County vows to save the girl at any cost, but a high price is paid by Jenny instead. Krueger had a down period in this series but the last couple have been very good.

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