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Vermilion Drift: A Novel

A book by William Kent Krueger

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Krueger Delivers Another Page-Turner With VERMILION DRIFT

  • Sep 8, 2010
Kent Krueger's newest book in the Cork O'Connor series---Vermilion Drift---is one of those novels that bring out not just the love of a good mystery, but a searching for self message that all of us can relate to.

We see Cork in his element wanting to solve a mystery about some puzzling deaths, but it ends up bringing him full circle with his own demons that he has been grappling with.

Answers in life are not always easy to find or accept, but in order to move on,Cork has to attempt to do both.

This book was one I could relate to because in the middle of living our lives and trying to do our day-to-day duties, we find ourselves having to compartmentalize our personal issues so as to not let them get in the way. The problem with that is that if we leave them unchecked, they overwhelm us and keep us from doing anything else.

Kudos to Kent for another page-turner. He is definitely one of the best at what he does.

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October 27, 2011
Cyrus, I enjoyed your review of "Vermillion Drift" I think Krueger is an excellent writer and try to read all of his books. Mike
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Former sheriff Cork O'Connor his hired to look for Lauren Cavanaugh by her brother, Max. Max is the owner of the Great North Mining Company and Vermilion One is one of the deepest mines. It is being considered as a site for nuclear waste. This is causing heated protests among the locals.      After meeting with other mining officials, Max shows Cork a spot in Vermilion One where someone has spray-painted "We die, You Die." Since no one saw the person who did the …
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Starred Review. At the start of Krueger's superlative 10th novel featuring Tamarack County, Minn., PI Cork O'Connor (after Heaven's Keep), mining heir Max Cavanagh hires Cork to trace his missing sister, Lauren, founder of an artists' retreat--and to try to identify the sender of threatening letters to various people connected with Vermilion One, a Cavanaugh family mine, which the U.S. Department of Energy is considering for long-term nuclear waste storage. When Cork and a mine official descend into Vermilion One, they discover six bodies, five of them skeletal, which may be connected with a decades-old unsolved series of crimes known as "the Vanishings," which Cork's father looked into when he was sheriff. The sixth corpse, that of a well-dressed woman, appears to have been in the mine about a week. Rock-solid prose combines with effective characterizations and a logical if complex plot for a thrilling read. This book succeeds on every level and ought to attract the author a deservingly wide readership.
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ISBN-10: 1439153841
ISBN-13: 978-1439153840
Author: William Kent Krueger
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Atria
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