cover image Desolation Mountain

Desolation Mountain

William Kent Krueger. Atria, $26 (336p) ISBN 978-1-5011-4746-3

A fatal plane crash drives Edgar-winner Krueger’s haunting, supernaturally tinged 17th mystery to feature Aurora, Minn., former sheriff Cork O’Connor (after 2017’s Sulfur Springs). Cork has been worried about his grown son, Stephen, who’s been having a disturbing vision. When a plane carrying controversial Senator Olympia McCarthy and her family goes down in the Iron Lake Reservation, near Desolation Mountain, it eerily echoes Stephen’s vision. As a member of the Tamarack County Search and Rescue Team, Cork offers his help, but soon the reservation is swarming with government officials. Not one to stand on the sidelines, Cork soon discovers that an old acquaintance, former Secret Service agent Bo Thorson, is involved. When people that were first on the scene go missing, Cork and Bo must trust each other to find them before it’s too late and hopefully discover what caused the crash. Krueger skillfully combines the otherworldly setting of the Minnesota wilds with Native American lore to create a winning mystery with more than a few surprises. 16-city author tour. Agent: Danielle Egan-Miller, Browne & Miller Literary Assoc. (Aug.)