Lightning Strike (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Cork O'Connor Series #18)

Lightning Strike (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Cork O'Connor Series #18)

by William Kent Krueger
Lightning Strike (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Cork O'Connor Series #18)

Lightning Strike (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Cork O'Connor Series #18)

by William Kent Krueger

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This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a new essay by William Kent Krueger about the history of the Boundary Waters, his own experience in this remarkable area, and why it plays such an important role in the Cork O'Connor series.

The author of the instant New York Times bestseller This Tender Land returns with a powerful prequel to his acclaimed Cork O’Connor series—a book about fathers and sons, long-simmering conflicts in a small Minnesota town, and the events that echo through youth and shape our lives forever.

Aurora is a small town nestled in the ancient forest alongside the shores of Minnesota’s Iron Lake. In the summer of 1963, it is the whole world to twelve-year-old Cork O’Connor, its rhythms as familiar as his own heartbeat. But when Cork stumbles upon the body of a man he revered hanging from a tree in an abandoned logging camp, it is the first in a series of events that will cause him to question everything he took for granted about his hometown, his family, and himself.

Cork’s father, Liam O’Connor, is Aurora’s sheriff and it is his job to confirm that the man’s death was the result of suicide, as all the evidence suggests. In the shadow of his father’s official investigation, Cork begins to look for answers on his own. Together, father and son face the ultimate test of choosing between what their heads tell them is true and what their hearts know is right.

In this masterful story of a young man and a town on the cusp of change, beloved novelist William Kent Krueger shows that some mysteries can be solved even as others surpass our understanding.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982187231
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 08/24/2021
Series: Cork O'Connor Series , #18
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 105,214
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land, Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as eighteen acclaimed books in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at

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