By William Kent Krueger
The Quetico-Superior desolate tract: greater than million acres of wooded area, white-water rapids, and uncharted islands at the Canadian/American border. someplace within the center of this unforgiving territory, a tender girl named Shiloh -- a country-western singer on the top of her reputation -- has disappeared.
Her father arrives in Aurora, Minnesota, to rent Cork O'Connor to discover his daughter, and Cork joins a seek social gathering that incorporates an ex-con, FBI brokers, and a ten-year-old boy. Others are on her path in addition -- males employed not only to discover her, yet to kill her.
As the day trip ventures deeper into the wasteland, strangers descend on Aurora, threatening to spill blood at the town's snowy streets. in the meantime, out at the Boundary Waters, iciness falls challenging. Cork's group of searchers loses touch with civilization, and prefer the brutal winds of a Minnesota snowstorm, dying -- violent and surprising -- stalks them.
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There were a good number of ships in the harbour: a few large three-deckers like the Bellerophon and many smaller craft--frigates and schooners and sloops, she guessed. There seemed to be a constant coming and going of small craft to the ships, but now even their boatmen forgot their business and slowed to watch. Arabella could not believe the number of boats that had gathered about the Bellerophon in so short a time. The old warship looked like a great castle rising above the clutter of its dependent village.
The man did not look up; the sound of his pen, scratching over the surface of the paper, continued. Morton rocked back on his heels, trying to calm his impatience. Skelton was an eccentric man, but the Runner had deep respect for his skills and was willing to wait at least a short while to find out why he'd been summoned. Around Bow Street Skelton had acquired the moniker "Skeleton," and one look at the ungainly surgeon was all the explanation this required. Morton had never seen a man of apparent good health so bony and angular.
A shake of the head. "No one. " Morton looked at the poor woman standing before him, so braced for bad news. He took a deep breath, feeling sadness settle over him like a grey winter day. " For the briefest moment the woman leaned her forehead against the door, which she still held partially open. A moan escaped her, and she pressed her eyes tightly closed. With a visible effort she pulled herself upright, squaring her narrow shoulders and composing her face. It was a remarkable act of will, as though she had not a moment more to give over to grief.