Desolation Mountain (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Cork O'Connor Series #17)

Desolation Mountain (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Cork O'Connor Series #17)

by William Kent Krueger

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This B&N Exclusive Edition contains a bonus new Cork O’Connor short story.

New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger delivers yet another “punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction” (Booklist, starred review) as Cork O’Connor and his son Stephen work together to uncover the truth behind the tragic plane crash of a senator on Desolation Mountain and the mysterious disappearances of several first responders. This is a heart-pounding and devastating mystery the scope and consequences of which go far beyond what father or son could ever have imagined.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

To Stephen O’Connor, Hamlet’s dour observation is more than just words. All his life, he has had visions of tragedies to come. When he experiences the vision of a great bird shot from the sky, he knows something terrible is about to happen. The crash of a private plane on Desolation Mountain in a remote part of the Iron Lake Reservation, which kills a United States senator and most of her family, confirms Stephen’s worst fears.

Stephen joins his father, Cork O’Connor and a few Ojibwe men from the nearby Iron Lake reservation to sift through the smoldering wreckage when the FBI arrives and quickly assumes control of the situation. What seems like the end of the O’Connors’ involvement is, however, only the beginning of a harrowing journey to understand the truth behind the Senator’s death. As he initiates his own probe, Cork O’Connor stumbles upon a familiar face in Bo Thorson, a private security consultant whose unnamed clients have hired him to look quietly into the cause of the crash. The men agree to join forces in their investigation, but soon Cork begins to wonder if Thorson’s loyalties lie elsewhere.

In that far north Minnesota County, which is overrun with agents of the FBI, NTSB, DoD, and even members of a rightwing militia, all of whom have their own agendas, Cork, Stephen, and Bo attempt to navigate a perilous course. Roadblocked by lies from the highest levels of government, uncertain who to trust, and facing growing threats the deeper they dig for answers, the three men finally understand that to get to the truth, they will have to face the great menace, a beast of true evil lurking in the woods—a beast with a murderous intent of unimaginable scale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982107741
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Cork O'Connor Series , #17
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 71,702
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of seventeen previous Cork O’Connor novels, including Tamarack County and Windigo Island, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for best novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at

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Desolation Mountain (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Cork O'Connor Series #17) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend to anyone!
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LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
Peace at the Iron Lake Reservation is shattered when a plane carrying a United States senator crashes and all aboard are killed. First responders from the reservation are turned back by the FBI. Also on hand are military-looking individuals who are heavily armed. The NTSB says pilot error is to blame but too many things are not adding up for Cork O’Connor and he is determined to find out what happened. He runs into Bo Thorson, former Secret Service and friend of Cork, and does not get an answer when Cork asks who he is working for. Lots of suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big disappointment. Plot fell apart chapter 40.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed all the books in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really appreciate the depth of the characters. You grow to hate the bad guys and care about the good guys! Nice work Kent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the way it is never over until it is over. There is always another tread leading somewhere else
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and multi layered!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful prose and this time its back to what I liked in this great series. I felt disconnected from the last 3 outings but now the magic is back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another powerful novel by this talented author; enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time I read this author but it wont be my last
mobile More than 1 year ago
Another excellent O'Connor family story. We have one storyline where Stephen is maturing and questioning both his visions and what his place is in his family and his community. I hate reviews that give the whole story, in a nutshell, removing all the fun of reading the book. Stephen has one last vision in the book and not only did it bring tears to my eyes but it gave me hope that this is not the last we will see of the O'Connor family.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Stephen O‘Connor, Cork O’Connor’s young son, has always had visions presaging tragedies. This novel is based on one in which he sees an eagle shot from the sky and a menace he can’t identify at his back. And then a plane carrying a U.S. Senator and her family crashes on Desolation Mountain. Cork and Stephen subsequently join others attempting to find survivors and clues. Soon, some of the first responders go missing, and father and son begin to investigate. Then Cork inadvertently meets Bo Thorson, a character from a long ago novel, then a secret service agent, now a private investigator. They join forces, but soon Cork begins to doubt Bo’s role. The area is overrun with representatives of various federal agencies and is cordoned off. The plot centers on the meaning of the vision and solution of the cause of the crash. This is the 18th novel in the series, and provides, for the first time, a deeper look into Cork and Stephen’s relationship. As is a constant in the series, it is well-written, and the descriptions of the North Country graphic and excellent. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago