Back of Beyond by C. J. Box audiobook
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Back of Beyond: A Novel

By C. J. Box
Read by Holter Graham

Macmillan Audio 9781427211347

The Cody Hoyt Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427281869

  • ISBN: 9781427281869

Runtime: 11.06 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction

The Edgar® Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author 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. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who's fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that. 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. When Cody takes a closer look at the scene of his friend's death, it becomes apparent that foul play is at hand. 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.

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. 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.

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. Box's Back of Beyond is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

...a riveting, unforgettable work...beautifully written and wonderfully told. Bookreporter.com
...perceptive...well-rounded...smooth, muscular writing keeps the tension rising. Financial Times
Grade A...page-flying suspense with superior character portrayal...a great adventure. Cleveland Plain Dealer
If Box isn't already on your list, put him there. Toronto Globe and Mail 
...a taut tale...that hooks you. USA Today
Terrifically entertaining stuff that comes together with a bang in the end... Booklist
...timeless...gripping...resemble(s) an Agatha Christie closed-community whodunnit but with horses, bears, wolves, and hunting rifles. Sunday Times (UK)
Box...knows life and death in the backcountry like few other writers today. Library Journal
“Once again, Box provides the complete suspense package: unobtrusively slick detection, buckets of surprises and mounting thrills, all amid his trademark settings in the majestic high country. Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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Author

Author Bio: C. J. Box

Author Bio: C. J. Box

C. J. Box is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Joe Pickett series. He has also written short stories and essays. Open Season was a 2001 New York Times Notable Book, and his works have won the Anthony Award, France’s Prix Calibre 38, the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the Edgar Award and have been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English