Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters The Quetico Superior Wilderness than two million acres of forest white water rapids and uncharted islands on the Canadian American border Somewhere in the heart of this unforgiving territory a youn

  • Title: Boundary Waters
  • Author: William Kent Krueger
  • ISBN: 9780671016999
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Quetico Superior Wilderness than two million acres of forest, white water rapids, and uncharted islands on the Canadian American border Somewhere in the heart of this unforgiving territory, a young woman named Shiloh a country western singer at the height of her fame has disappeared Her father arrives in Aurora, Minnesota, to hire Cork O Connor to find hiThe Quetico Superior Wilderness than two million acres of forest, white water rapids, and uncharted islands on the Canadian American border Somewhere in the heart of this unforgiving territory, a young woman named Shiloh a country western singer at the height of her fame has disappeared Her father arrives in Aurora, Minnesota, to hire Cork O Connor to find his daughter, and Cork joins a search party that includes an ex con, two FBI agents, and a ten year old boy Others are on her trail as well men hired not just to find her, but to kill her.As the expedition ventures deeper into the wilderness, strangers descend on Aurora, threatening to spill blood on the town s snowy streets Meanwhile, out on the Boundary Waters, winter falls hard Cork s team of searchers loses contact with civilization, and like the brutal winds of a Minnesota blizzard, death violent and sudden stalks them.

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    1. Number two in a series which I think I am going to enjoy very much!!! At least, the first two books predict good things to come.I believe I remarked in my review of Iron Lake that the body count was amazingly high. I think this book may have it beaten. Bodies fall by the wayside throughout the story and I am not even sure that they are all collected by the end. At least a lot of them are baddies.Krueger writes extremely well both in describing the amazing countryside and in his sympathetic appro [...]

    2. ““You ever been in the Boundary Waters?” "Never.” "It runs all the way to the border. Continues on the other side, but the Canadians call it the Quetico there. More than two million acres of tall trees, blue lakes, and fast rivers.””And out there, somewhere, is Shiloh. Now why would a beautiful and famous young country & western singer be hiding out in the middle of nowhere? Her father, apparently concerned for her safety, enlists the help of Cork O’Connor to find her. But, Ark [...]

    3. Cork O'Connor is contacted by Willie Raye to help find his daughter, Shiloh, who's disappeared. She's a famous Country & Western singer who apparently has chosen to remove herself into the Quetico-Superior Wilderness for some self reflection. The Feds have also inserted themselves into the search because they believe she now remembers information about her mother's murder 13-years ago. Unfortunately, there are other dark forces at play as others are out to find and kill her. As with the firs [...]

    4. NEWS: The Friday before Christmas TRUMP secretlyREVERSED OBAMA PROTECTION FOR BOUNDARY WATERS, on behalf the owners of a Chilean copper and nickel mining company who happen to be the landlords for his daughter and husband-henchman Kushner.--The middle half of this book is superb, 5-stars or more. The start is slow and a bit pedestrian but not bad, and the final quarter seems rushed and clunky, as if the author got bored with it and wanted to hurry up and finish. Too bad. A bit more work and this [...]

    5. My second dip into Krueger’s Cork O’Conner series proved to be every bit as good as the first, if not a little better due to added intensity. Whereas Iron Lake set the tone as an intro, including a local murder mystery, Boundary Waters expands both the cast and the setting by going north of the Aurora community into the surrounding wilderness (as if Iron Lake isn’t wild enough) where canoes are an absolute necessity. I’m getting to know Cork and the main characters a little better, to wh [...]

    6. Cork O'Connor, former Sheriff of Tamarack County, is about a year out of the events of book one in this series. Though separated from his wife, Jo, he's nevertheless making progress on some personal commitments. When a famous music mogul with ties to Cork's past shows up asking for help in finding his daughter, Cork is honor bound to oblige. This was an excellent follow up to the author's debut novel in this series. No sophomore slump here. The author definitely has a way with words, using them [...]

    7. 4.5 stars. What a great series! Cork O'Connor and his family and friends of the Reservation community to which he belongs are well drawn characters, the setting is evocative and the bodies are dropping like flies. Didn't guess who was behind it all either.Something about Krueger's writing really appeals to me and this story carried me along effortlessly.Series recommended.

    8. #2 and counting and JUST as good as #1, IRON LAKE! I am so thrilled to have found this author and his series with Cork O'Connor. Mr Krueger's writing style finds me, stopping and re-reading passages. His way with words often just takes my breath away! Talk about making you THINK and WISH you could write like this! Amazing! Then I just imagine this scenery, best I can. I mean, his descriptions of the Boundary waters, the 2 million acres of forest, white-water rapids and uncharted islands on the C [...]

    9. This was another good addition to the series, an interesting murder mystery set in a lake area of Minnesota. The camping & other things that I knew anything about all seemed pretty well done. The mystery itself was very well done this time. Plenty of twists & turns along the way. Again, quite a bit of Indian lore & stories. They were interesting, for the most part.One of the things I really liked about these books is the subtle streak of Indian mysticism. It's available if you want t [...]

    10. Fast paced. All events occurred within a few days and it could really feel the sense of the chase as Cork and companions tried to locate a missing woman. Once again, Krueger creates a sense of atmosphere and setting within his book, that you can feel the end of Autumn and the onset of Winter. An absorbing contemporary mystery series.

    11. There are so many books on my to-read list that I try - really - to mix things up; when I find a new-to-me series I love, I force myself not to run through every single one with nothing else in between. With this series, which I discovered quite recently, I stuck to that pattern and followed up the first book with something different. But an hour after that, I couldn't stand it; out came the next from this author's series featuring former backwoods Minnesota sheriff Cork O'Connor.This time, a fa [...]

    12. I am in love with this author. Boundary Waters is #2 in the Cork O’Connor series of 14 books. I do not plan to finish many series over 6 books, as there are so many authors out there I want to explore. I do however plan to read everything W. Kent Krueger writes. I gave this book 5 stars because of the way the writing made me FEEL. For reasons difficult for me to describe, I felt at peace. I also felt home, I felt alive, I felt I was in the story with the characters.Mr. Krueger’s masterful th [...]

    13. Not as good as the first in the series, but I want to read them in order for the over- arching story. I figured out the culprit early on. I will continue the series. I like the characters and the setting, but I'll take a break for now.

    14. This is the third book I’ve gotten on audio tape in this series. I read them a bit out of order – Purgatory Ridge (#3), then Iron Lake (#1) and Boundary Waters (#2). I’m actually glad I did, because if I had gotten to Boundary Waters without knowing something of what was coming, I would have stopped “reading”. The audio pronunciations aside (not the authors fault but still distracting), there were small things that were just not quite right. Here we have a chase happening in the BWCAW [...]

    15. I'm very behind in posting my reviews but I've powered through some really interesting and different books in the last few weeks. Reviews coming.This book was a bit darker than the first in the series methinks. Shiloh, a young female country and western singer has apparently gone missing in the wilderness near the town of Aurora. Cork O'Connor, a former sheriff there, gets involved in the search for her. It soon becomes apparent that all is not as it seems. There appears to be three separate gro [...]

    16. Boundary Waters was more melancholy than some of Krueger's other books. His descriptions of the landscape and the traditions are awe inspiring and respectful.

    17. William Kent Krueger's Cork O'OConnor series comprise a series of stories set in Aurora Minnesota, an area of the country of which I'm blatantly ignorant. Frankly, in reading the reviews of this setting I managed to barely stifle a yawn. Small town mysteries set in a frozen wasteland? With boring backgrounds that involve Indian supernatural folklore - I don't stomach mysteries that resort to such subterfuge, avoid beyond this world explanations when the genre is detective/mystery, decry irration [...]

    18. Another book by Krueger set in Aurora, Minnesota. There is a real Aurora in the state, but the fictional Aurora is in a fictional county near a fictional Indian rez. This is another adventure of Cork O'Connor, an erstwhile sheriff with an attorney wife. As someone said about Inspector Morse and Oxford, the murder rate went through the roof in Aurora after Cork went into law enforcement. What a corker.Like most mysteries, the plot is fairly absurd, and the good guys often do really stupid things [...]

    19. I liked the story part of this book, it is the writing that kind of drove me crazy. The story had a great pace and the characters all had their own individuality which is always appreciated. I liked the Indian aspect too. Now for the writing. My main dislike was the overabundance of adverbs. Everything seemed to have an -ly on it. And when the author wasn't using adverbs, he was using the kind of details that don't add to the story line. So 3 stars.

    20. I really enjoy this series. It has some rather unique elements that make it stand out from other mystery series. The setting is Aurora, Minnesota. It's a rather remote area surrounded by wilderness and the perfect backdrop for a good story. Nature can be a brutal enemy at times and Krueger uses that to his advantage in this story in particular. In addition, I like that the main character is no longer employed as a sheriff but is pulled in on cases as an independent contractor of sorts. Furthermo [...]

    21. Cork O’Connor sets off into the Minnesota wilderness in search of a missing woman named Shiloh.With the approach of winter, the woman has little chance of survival.Cork is joined by two FBI agents, a Native American man and his son (the son accompanied his uncle to visit the missing woman earlier in the season) and the missing woman’s father. But they aren’t the only ones looking for Shiloh. Someone else is tracking the young woman. Members of Cork’s group are picked off one-by-one. Ever [...]

    22. Boundary Waters is a canoe area on the Canadian/American border of Minnesota.Cork O'Connor, the former sheriff of Aurora, MN. is asked to find a young country and western singer who is missing. At first he doesn't want to become involved but then he thinks of his own three children and agrees to help.Shiloh is the daughter of William, "Arkansas Willie," Raye. He is a gay former country and western singer who now manages Shiloh's record company. His daughter had been sending weekly letters to him [...]

    23. Cork O'Connor is approached by the father of a young woman to help him find her. Her name is Shiloh, popular country singer who's mother grew up around Aurora, Minnesota. Cork knows exactly who her mother is, was. She was murdered when Shiloh was six. Now the troubled young woman has come back to her roots, trying to rediscover who she is, and where she wants to go next. But there's trouble behind her. Shiloh's best friend has been murdered, as has been the therapist she had been seeing before s [...]

    24. The setting is Tamarack County located north of St. Paul and due east of Fargo. The cast of characters gets pretty big when FBI agents, Native Americans and other characters join a wilderness search party. They are looking for a young woman who goes by the single name of Shiloh, a country western star who also owns her own record company. To top off the crowded scene, three men arrive and each one claims to be Shiloh’s father. Former county Sheriff “Cork” O’Connor joins the group of sea [...]

    25. This is the second book in the Cork O'Connor series, set in northern Minnesota.Most of the action takes place in the boundary waters, a wilderness area along the US-Canadian border, filled with lakes, rivers, and falls. It seems that everyone is looking for Shiloh, a country-western singer who has disappeared--her adopted gay stepfather, FBI, mobsters, Cork, and a politician. Two of these men claim to be Shiloh's father. Is her disappearance tied to her mother's murder? It seems that there is a [...]

    26. This is Krueger's second book with Cork O'Conner as protagonist. Though O'Connor is no longer sheriff, his expertise as crime solver and back woods tracking involve him in a search for Shiloh, a famous rock musician, who is thought to be in the wilderness called Boundary Waters. Shiloh, an Aurora native, wanting seclusion, was willingly lead into the area by a tribal elder. The book is a tense tale of O'Connor's leading a group in search of Shiloh. But there are others trying to find her. It is [...]

    27. Former sheriff Cork O'Connor is hired to find a friend's daughter, a country-western singer missing in the wilds of Minnesota. O'Connor discovers FBI agents and a gangster from a casino are also looking for the woman, but they won't say why.Another great Cork O'Connor story. The mysteries may blend together after a point, but the characters are always a joy to spend time with. I've grown to love Wally, Jo, Rose and all the townspeople of Aurora as well as the hero of Krueger's intriguing small-t [...]

    28. I liked this one even better than the first. The native american element continues to be strong and interesting. The wilderness also continues to be a large part of the story. I like Corc really well and Jo is growing on me. I hope the situation between them continues to evolve either to a return to their marriage or just to a solid partnership. It makes the main character more complex and interesting. I didn't see the ending coming until it was almost there so that was good. The narrator is doi [...]

    29. I promised myself I was not going to read this series one book right after another. I wanted to savor each book and make the series last as long as possible. I'm no longer sure I'm going to hold true to my promise. I'm only on book #2 and I'm already addicted!

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