This book features not only Cork, but the other members of the O'Connor family, especially his wife Jo and his son Steven. The book spends the.majority. of it's story in Wyoming rather than Minnesota. And with the Arapahoe reservation rather than amongst the Ojibway of Iron Lake. But as always in Krueger's books Cork's struggles with competing moral issues and his.persistence when all around him have ceased to stay the course is the heart of what we focus on. This is perhaps the most challenging of the struggles Cork has had to face. I read the book in one sitting .I simply could not go to sleep till I knew the answer to the question posed.