Sulfur Springs

Sulfur Springs

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Cork O'Connor journeys from Minnesota to the Arizona desert in July with his new wife, Rainy Bisonette, seeking information about her son, Peter, who vanished after leaving a cryptic message in which he seemed to confess to a killing. Cork and Rainy fly to Coronado County, where they believe Peter has been working as a counselor at a high-end drug-rehab center, only to learn that Peter was fired a year earlier. Following the only lead they have, the two head to the desert town of Sulfur Springs, where a war is going on along the border involving drug traffickers, illegal immigrants, and a small group of activists trying to help the most vulnerable survive.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432841058
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Mystery Kru
Characteristics: 505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Feb 08, 2018

I just finished reading this book. While the story is pertinent to current events, although drug smuggling and illegal immigration are not new) it was disappointing to see the author inject his personal political views so frequently. It did not add to the book, in fact was just the opposite.

Jan 25, 2018

I enjoyed this Cork O'Connor novel. Instead of the North Country we get the desert of Southern Arizona, but the plot moves quickly, wherever the setting. Some of Cork's melancholic Catholic musings seem to lack the gravitas of the Minnesota woods, and in place of Uncle Henry we get a watered down version from Cork and Rainy. But all the elements of a Cork novel are intact, and even as he reaches old age, I look forward to the next novel.

Jan 25, 2018

An ordinary story without any surprises. Too long for what's it worth. It's full of incorehences (illegals, drugs left in a mine somewhere). A patchwork for a story that isn't very original.

Jan 07, 2018

Another great book by William Kent Krueger starring Cork O'Conner. You could say that about all his Cork O'Conner books, but this one is especially unique. Most of what happens is in far southern Arizona, way out of Cork's comfort zone of northern Minnesota. Krueger weaves a great tale that involves a lot of running around the Arizona countryside and throughout the book you see Cork struggling because he "doesn't understand this land". Complicating this is that the reason he is in Arizona is that Rainy's (his new wife) son, Peter, is in trouble and missing. As he and Rainy try to find him and understand why he has disappeared, Cork finds himself increasingly uncomfortable with figuring out who to trust among the many locals he comes in contact with. These 'new' things that make Cork uncomfortable (along with being threatened and shot at repeatedly), are skillfully woven together in a really fine novel. I don't know if this 'field trip' to Arizona is a one-off idea of Krueger or if he plans on future field trips as well. Either way, I look forward to his next Cork O'Conner novel. Enjoy!

Dec 18, 2017

Hard to put down, since several of the chapters end on cliff-hangers and make you read into the next chapter to see what the heck just happened. Lots of characters to keep straight, so a few times I had to jump back and remember who someone was, relative to the story and the various small towns involved. I was also pleasantly surprised and moved by the pro-refugee sub-theme (many pro-humanitarian comments and sentiments between the 3 main characters). Overall, a good read. Lots of hints dropped along the way, as well as a lot of foreshadowing (storms and vultures).

Nov 12, 2017

Good book. Entertaining and exciting from start to finish.


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