On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter. The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead.
The following morning, Cork and Rainy fly to Coronado County in southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center. When they arrive, they learn that Peter was fired six months earlier and hasn't been heard from since. So they head to the little desert town of Sulfur Springs where Peter has been receiving his mail. But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. They do, however, recognize the name Rodriguez. Carlos Rodriguez is the head of a cartel that controls everything illegal crossing the border from Mexico into Coronado County.
As they gather scraps of information about Peter, Cork and Rainy are warned that there is a war going on along the border. "Trust no one in Coronado County" is a refrain they hear again and again. And to Cork, Arizona is alien country. The relentless heat and absence of water, tall trees, and cool forests feel nightmarish to him, as does his growing sense that Rainy might know more about what's going on than she's willing to admit. And if he can't trust Rainy, who can he trust?
Featuring Krueger's signature talent of "creating strong characters, building drama and conflict, braiding in Indian legend and spirituality, and spinning a good yarn" (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Sulfur Springs is a fresh, exhilarating, and white-knuckle mystery starring one of the greatest heroes of fiction.
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By Barbara on 28-08-17
Mr. Krueger you never fail to bring great stories. Thank you
It was worth the wait as usual. I don't want to take for granted your writing, I read a lot and you are the top of my favorite authors.
I really enjoyed this new arena, have to say I missed Minnesota and all the great characters, but hopefully everyone will read and enjoy this very well written cast of characters as much as I have.
Will be waiting for your next great book. Also David was superb, it is like an old friend bringing your words to life. Don't ever change narrators.
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By Vickie Oakley on 16-09-17
Always Awesome Story
What did you love best about Sulfur Springs?
The story line, the plot, what is there not to love if you love a good story as well as a good mystery. This story was somewhat different as it was written from first person in the beginning and then later transitioned to more of third person. I love that it recognizes the spirituality of human beings.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Of course Cork. He is the main character, miss Rose, but I will anxiously waiting to see how Rainey is developed.
Which character – as performed by David Chandler – was your favorite?
I love David Chandler. He also narrates Joe Pickett by CJ Box. I would have to see David is a top notch narrator and one of my favorites along with George Guidall.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This book kept my interest from the very beginning until the very end.
Any additional comments?
I want to hear/read more about Cork, Rainey, their family including Henry Moulux?.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful