“A plot a cunningly treacherous as Trickster’s Point itself, Krueger’s latest mystery has that elegiac tone that’s perfectly suied to O’Connor’s character and to the harsh landscape where he lives and works.”–Booklist
The latest book in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, which finds the private detective caught in the crosshairs of a political assassin.
Private detective Cork O’Connor finds himself sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness. With him is the first Native American elected governor of Minnesota, Jubal Little, who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bow-hunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident, and what only Cork knows is that the dying man was quite capable of murder himself.
Coincidentally, the arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. Of course Cork understands his been set up and, over the course of the novel, works to clear his name and track the real killer. As a result, he recalls his long, complex relationship with the neighborhood kid who became a populist politician.
Full of nail-biting suspense, Trickster’s Point offers a further look into Cork’s past, as well as an exploration of the motives, both good and ill, that lead men and women into the difficult, sometimes deadly, political arena.
William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of ten previous Cork O’Connor novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Vermilion Drift and Northwest Angle. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his family.