(From the publisher):
Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota-population 3,752. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop in Chicago's South Side, he's found that there's not much left in life that can shock him. But when the town's judge, Robert Parrant, is brutally murdered, and Eagle Scout Paul LeBeau is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption and scandal.
Asked by LeBeau's panicked mother to find her son, Cork's investigation grows icier, and more treacherous, than a frozen lake at midnight.
The coroner declares Judge Parrant's death a suicide and quickly cremates the corpse. The current sheriff throws critical evidence in the incinerator. And a right-wing paramilitary group makes it violently clear that Cork would be better off letting dead dogs lie. To top it all off, Cork discovers a small town's secret with big-time implications that hits painfully close to home.
With bodies and questions piling up faster that the Minnesota snow, Cork's the only one stubborn enough to uncover the truth-a truth he can't ignore, a truth he's determined to face...even if it kills him.
Original title: Iron Lake
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives