C.J. BOX is the bestselling author of Back of Beyond, Three Weeks to Say Goodbye, and a dozen other novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. Blue Heaven won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2009, and Box has won the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award. His first novel, Open Season, was a New York Times Notable Book and an Edgar Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. Box's work has been translated into twenty-six languages. He lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
"A non-stop, action-filled race against time. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless." --Library Journal (starred review)"One of the most suspenseful wilderness thrillers since Deliverance. And Box's characters are so real that you want to reach out and shake their hands or flee from them as fast as you can." --Associated Press on Back of Beyond"Terrifically entertaining stuff that comes together with a bang in the end." --Kirkus Reviews on Back of Beyond"Grade A...page-flying suspense with superior character portrayal...a great adventure." --Cleveland Plain Dealer on Back of Beyond"Box knows life and death in the backcountry like few other writers today." --Library Journal on Back of Beyond"Terrifically entertaining stuff that comes together with a bang in the end..." --Booklist on Back of Beyond"Once again, Box provides the complete suspense package..." --Kirkus (starred review) on Back of Beyond
Cody Hoyt, a former investigator with the Lewis and Clark County, MT, sheriff's office, is on the trail of two missing girls. Supposedly on their way from Colorado to Nebraska to visit their father over Thanksgiving, Danielle and Gracie Sullivan are actually driving to Montana to visit Danielle's boyfriend, Justin, who is also Hoyt's son. The girls' reckless behavior and car trouble put them in the path of a killer who drives an 18-wheeler. Although Cody's erratic conduct and evidence tampering led to his firing, he embarks on a search for the girls at the request of his son and former partner Cassandra Dewell. Then Cody disappears, and Cassandra steps up to search for him. She soon stumbles across evidence of psychotic killers, police corruption, and scenes from the dark underside of transient society. Her tenaciousness serves her well and the results are explosive. VERDICT Drawing on characters introduced in Back of Beyond, Box's stand-alone weaves together subplots into a nonstop, action-filled race against time. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless.-Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colls., Mt. Carmel (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.