Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2011
ISBN: 9781429970686
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Dreamstime
Nov 25, 2016

-**-. Wow! What a great story. .-**- I don't want to say more because I don't want to spoil this wonderful book. At one point, late at night, I felt goosebumps rise. I wanted to wake my wife up to pull me out of what I was feeling. The only other time I actually did this was staying up all night to read THE SHINING long ago. This book has its own echo of sheer of terror. Well done C.J.

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KatherineHere
Jul 29, 2016

A good read, great mystery and interesting adventure into the wilds of Yellowstone.

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athena14
Apr 07, 2016

Exhilarating!

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Doris527
Oct 21, 2015

This is a very good read even if you don't like Cody Hoyt. This time he is out looking for his son who is on an adventure, Many twists and turns. I enjoyed this book.

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johnnybookreader
Feb 03, 2013

C J Box is THE scribe of the current crop of murder mystery writers, where his contemporaries have all largely flamed out, Box continues to deliver one solid sender after another. This may be his most ambitious novel yet and kept me guessing to the LAST page! Really! There is no differentiating Joe Pickett stories from his "one-offs", all of his books satisfy, though maybe the "free standing" stories offer more latitude for trying out new ideas. I'll keep reading his every new work until the cows come home and I hope they're all WAY out on the North 40!

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conyn
Nov 03, 2011

good reading

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melvynl123
Oct 10, 2011

Great book Just loved the action and suspense

It's a FIVE

debwalker Aug 26, 2011

"This is the third stand-alone mystery from Box, author of the excellent Joe Pickett series, and fans know they can expect lean prose and a tightly organized plot. Box delivers both in what is surely his best novel so far."
Margaret Cannon

RoscoeP Aug 21, 2011

I rated this high because of the settings. The setting is in Yellowstone as most of his books are. For some reason, even though something is always behind ever tree or under the ground, I am relaxed when reading C.J.Box. I enjoy his Joe Pickett novels and even if this one isn't one, it is just as good. I am probably taken by the author more than of how good this book was, but in the end I enjoyed it and am looking forward to his next book.

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