Heaven's Keep : Cork O'Connor

  • by William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by Buck Schirner
  • Series: Cork O'Connor
  • 11 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Every married couple knows you don't go to bed angry. The corollary, Cork O'Connor realizes, is that you also don't say goodbye when you're mad. When the charter plane Jo O'Connor is on crashes over the mountains in Wyoming in an early winter storm, Cork deeply regrets the heated argument he had with his wife just before she left. An intense search is launched, but bad weather and the steep terrain hinder the efforts and soon the search is abandoned.Several months later, still grieving, Cork is contacted by the wife of the man who owned and flew the charter plane. An unlawful death suit has been filed against the pilot's estate alleging that he had been drinking the night before the flight disappeared and his ability to fly the plane was impaired. But credible evidence suggests he was not flying the plane that crashed. And if he didn't fly the plane into the storm, then who did?Soon, Cork is pulled deep into a dangerous web of corruption that takes him to the rugged, isolated outback of Wyoming and forces him into deadly confrontations with law officers on the take and murderous drug lords who create "safe havens" on Indian lands along the porous borders of the United States. But in the midst of the danger and deception lies the possibility that Jo's disappearance was not the end of her, that somewhere along the labyrinthine path of his search, maybe even in the broad shadow of Heaven's Keep itself, Cork will find her alive and waiting for him.


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Wow! This listening experience grabs you fast and holds you hard! The whole Cork O'Connor series is great to read or listen to, but this one is particularly suspenseful and heartbreaking.
Just be careful if you're driving. You'll want to make the trip longer and longer because you just can't bear to stop yet!
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- C. Telfair "Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!"

Cold, sad, and gut-wrenching

This entry into Kueger's Cork O'Conner series brings us a sad event: the death of O'Conner's wife. Still, Cork and his family manage to bear up under the tragedy; and the loss of his wife motivates Cork to solve the mystery of her death, along with the deaths of several other people. I like to think of William Kent Krueger as the Tony Hillerman of the Ojibwey. He seems to know the North Country tribes well -- to the extent that he can create credible Native American characters. And, like Hillerman, he describes the landscapes of his novels beautifully and poetically. I would recommend all of Krueger's novels to anybody who enjoys mysteries set outdoors. While it may seem like a given that authors must make us like their heros, in fact they don't always succeed. Especially the tough-guy heros sometimes seem too angry and violent for my taste; but Krueger makes us like and admire his tough hero, Cork O'Connor. We can't help wanting the best for him, and wanting for him to succeed, just as if Cork were a friend. To me, that facility signifies a good writer.
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- Snoodely

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio