For three years, investigator cassie dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. She almost caught him once. Working for the bakken county, north dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot.
But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?Paradise Valley continues the Highway Quartet series from bestselling author C. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion. At the same time, a troubled kid whom cassie has taken under her wing, Kyle Westergaard, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure.
Cassie almost caught him. Once. Now cassie is a lone wolf. Kyle's grandmother begs cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver. Box. With no allies, and only her own wits to rely on, no support, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning.
Badlands: A Novel Highway feat. Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Book 3
In C. J. But is she in over her head? as she is propelled on a collision course with a murderous enemy, she finds that the key to it all might come in the most unlikely form: a boy on a bike named Kyle. Even though kyle has been written off as a “slow” kid, he has dreams deeper than anyone can imagine. Box's new york times bestseller, Badlands, the town of Grimstad used to be a place people came from but were never headed to.
With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals Grimstad’s new deputy sheriff Cassie Dewell has ever encountered. Now it’s the oil capital of North Dakota. Twelve-year-old kyle Westergaard dreams of getting out of Grimstad and leading a better life. One day, while delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and takes a mysterious bundle from the scene.
Suddenly he’s in possession of a lot of money—and packets of white powder—and Kyle can’t help but wonder whether his luck has changed…for better or for worse. Suspenseful—you can’t put it down. Library journalwhen the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, it’s up to Cassie to help restore law and order.
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The Highway: A Novel Highway feat. Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Book 2
This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence. The girls—and their car—simply vanish. And he might not be working alone. Winner of the edgar award for best novel, the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond and Breaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is back.
If cj box isn't already on your list, put him there. Usa todaywhen two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them again. Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, he begins the drive south to the girls' last known location.
Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety. Time is running out for gracie and danielle…can cassie overcome her doubts and lack of experience and use her innate skill? Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highway?
As cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where they went missing, Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren't the first girls who have disappeared in this area.
The Bitterroots: A Novel Highway feat. Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Book 5
They want to see blake Kleinsasser, the black sheep of the family, put away forever for the assault. Box delivers another searing novel of loyalty, lies, and lethal retribution. All that certainty changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family.
A riveting new novel from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. But out by the bitterroot mountains of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there's always something more to the story. As cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against a family whose roots are tangled and deadly—as well as the ghosts of her own past that threaten to bring her down.
The kleinsassers have ruled this part of Montana for decades, and the Iron Cross Ranch is their stronghold. Box. The ties that bind can burn you. Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over as in private practice. With the bitterroots, master storyteller C. She’s her own boss and answers to no one, and that’s just the way she likes it after the past few tumultuous years.
Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees.
Back of Beyond: A Novel Highway feat. Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Book 1
Box delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone. Cody hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. Edgar® award-winning and New York Times bestselling author C.
J. After years of bad behavior with his department, he's in no position to be investigating a homicide, but this man was a friend and Cody's determined to find his killer. Sober for fourteen years, hank took pride in his hard-won sobriety and never hesitated to drop whatever he was doing to talk Cody off a ledge.
In a fatal cat and mouse game, where it becomes apparent the murderer is somehow aware of Cody's every move, Cody treks into the wilderness to stop a killer hell bent on ruining the only thing in his life he cares about. C. J. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who's fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that.
Among the tourists is fourteen-year-old Gracie Sullivan, an awkward but intelligent loner who begins to suspect that someone in their party is dangerous. When cody takes a closer look at the scene of his friend's death, it becomes apparent that foul play is at hand. When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a multi-day wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park--a pack trip that includes his son Justin--Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer before the group heads into the wild.
Blue Heaven: A Novel
Retired policemen from los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the local sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children. And where their mother lives. But in this thrilling mystery novel from C. J. Until they meet Jess Rawlins. Rawlins, an old-school rancher, knows trouble when he sees it. Now there's nowhere left for William and Annie to hide…and no one they can trust.
A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother are on the run in the Idaho woods, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who William and Annie are. Box, these ex-cops don't know just how far Rawlins will go to protect William and Annie…and see that justice is done.
Blue heaven is the winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He is only one against four men who will stop at nothing to silence their witnesses.
Three Weeks to Say Goodbye: A Novel
Three weeks to say goodbye is a novel about something that could be anyone's worst nightmare. New york Times bestselling author C. J. Now he delivers a novel that will steal your sleep as much as it will wrench your heart. Worse, his father, a powerful Denver judge, will use every trick in the book to make sure it happens.
But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call…Angelina's birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights—and he wants her back. Finally their dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter, Angelina. Jack and melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby.
The mcguanes attempt to meet face-to-face with the father and son…but soon it becomes clear that there's something sinister about their motivations—and that love for Angelina is not one of them. A horrifying game of intimidation and double crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where everyone is suspect and no one is safe.
Box has once again written a bone-chilling thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Now jack and melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child—even though time is running out…C. J. Box's novels have been called "red hot" Booklist and "edge-of-your-seat reads" Omaha World-Herald.
Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country A Joe Pickett Novel Book 19
Box has been hailed for his brilliant storytelling, with a style rich in character, suspense, and sense of place. J. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series comes a thrilling collection of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well—and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there.
. C. Pirates of yellowstone, and in “le sauvage noble, ” features two eastern European tough guys who find out what it means to be strangers in a strange land, ” the stranger is a Lakota in Paris who enjoys playing the noble savage for the French women—until he meets Sophie. That same brilliance is exemplified in the ten riveting stories—three of them never before published—that make up Shots Fired.
Then he discovers what savage really means. Shots fired is proof once again why “Box is a force to be reckoned with” The Providence Journal-Bulletin. In “shots fired, ” his investigation into a radio call nearly ends up being the last thing he ever does. In “one-car bridge, pickett goes up against a just plain mean landowner, ” one of four Joe Pickett stories, with disastrous results.
The Disappeared A Joe Pickett Novel Book 18
Who is blocking the falconers and why? The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. A prominent female british executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Box. Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate.
Pickett knows that happens sometimes--these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else. At the same time, his friend nate romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order.
. J. Wyoming game warden joe pickett has two lethal cases to contend with in this electrifying #1 New York Times-bestseller from C. Is it because of the missing woman or because he's become Nate's advocate? Or are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he'd imagined.
Vicious Circle A Joe Pickett Novel Book 17
Box. The plane circled in the dark. The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect in this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times–bestselling author C. Joe knows they’re coming after him and his family now. Joe pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in.
There was nothing he could do about it. And joe knew that he might be their next target. The cates family had always been a bad lot. He’s not wondering any longer. He has his friend nate by his side, but will that be enough this time? All he can do is prepare. And wait for them to make the first move. J. Game warden joe pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he’d always wondered if there’d be a day of reckoning.
Off the Grid A Joe Pickett Novel Book 16
Nate is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just might be something that takes them all down—including Nate and Joe. The red desert of wyoming is a beautiful and punishing place for anybody, even for game warden Joe Pickett and his friend Nate Romanowski in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.
. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming’s Red Desert, and in return they’ll make Nate’s criminal record disappear. But they are not what they seem, as Nate’s friend Joe Pickett discovers. They’re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal.