By William Kent Krueger
New York Times bestselling writer William Kent Krueger joined the ranks of today's top suspense novelists with this exciting, universally acclaimed debut. Conjuring "a feel of position he's it seems that honed firsthand in below-zero prairie" (Kirkus Reviews), Krueger brilliantly inspires northern Minnesota's lake country—and finds the darkish aspect of its snow-covered landscape.
Part Irish, half Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the previous sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by way of his "former" prestige, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his kids, Cork will get via on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. as soon as a cop on Chicago's South part, there's now not a lot that could surprise him. but if the town's pass judgement on is brutally murdered, and a tender Eagle Scout is pronounced lacking, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal.
As a lakeside snowstorm buries Aurora, Cork needs to dig out the reality between city officers who look dead-set on preventing his research in its tracks. yet even Cork freezes up while confronted with the most harsh enemy of all: a small-town mystery that hits painfully with reference to domestic.
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Hans,” said Hungertobel, “I don’t understand you.
For a moment the old man thought that he had had enough vodka, but finally he, too, drank. The room spun around for a moment, Gulliver re minded him of a giant bat. Then the room stood still again, only it was a little bit crooked. But that he could take in his stride. “ You knew Nehle,” said Barlach. The giant replied, “ I had dealings with him occa sionally,” and occupied himself with his vodka. Then he started to talk, but now no longer in his former cold, clear voice, but in a strangely singing tone, which became more marked when what he said was ironic or sarcastic, but which was sometimes nevertheless soft and tempered.
I have in the course of my travels through the vari ous camps taken a close look at the torturers, and I know the types. Nehle was quite outstanding in his field. He did not participate in the brutalities of the others. I must ad mit that he helped the prisoners as much as this was pos sible—and as far as help could have a purpose in a camp the only purpose of which was extermination. He was terrifying in a different sense than the other doctors, Commissar. His experiments were not outstanding for their heightened torture.