Sunday, March 6, 2016
Purgatory Ridge - William Kent Krueger
I'm doing a bit of binge reading. I've written about how much I like this series, the Cork O'Connor books by William Kent Krueger. I wasn't sure if I could read this one, the next in the series, because it starts out with a logging company planning to log a stand of ancient pines. This is the kind of thing that I fight against in real life, so I wasn't sure I wanted to read about it in my escapist fiction. But the story quickly veers off to kidnapping.
Grace Fitzgerald, the wife of the logging company owner, a very rich woman, and her son by her previous, dead husband are kidnapped. Cork's wife Jo, with whom he's in the process of reconciling, and their son, Stevie, were visiting the woman and were taken by the kidnappers, too. Cork and the woman's husband team up to find them before it's too late. There's a real surprise near the end, or at least I didn't see it coming, although it crossed my mind at one point.
In addition to the kidnapping, there are explosions, sabotage, forest fires, damaging hail, raging storms, sinking boats, wreck diving. Come on, there's got to be something there for you!