Badlands

Badlands

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2016
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"Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad--a place people used to be from, but were never headed to. Grimstad is now the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market. In the small town resides twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard. Even though Kyle has been written off as the 'slow' kid, he has dreams deeper than anyone can imagine. He wants to get out of town, take care of his mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and takes a mysterious bundle from the scene. Now in possession of a lot of money and packets of white powder, Kyle wonders if his luck has changed. When the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, Cassie realizes that she may be 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: an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn't belong. Because a boy like Kyle is invisible. But he sees everything"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, [2016], p2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427284754
142728475X
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: LaVoy, January

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Dec 12, 2016

(The second book in the Cassie Dewell series)

PimaLib_ElizabethT Mar 07, 2016

See C.J. Box at the Tucson Festival of Books in March 2016! After listening to Back of Beyond and The Highway, I was very excited for Badlands and it did not disappoint. I particularly enjoyed the bad guys and their body disposal methods.

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2016

Thanks to a massive oil discovery, once-dying Grimstad, North Dakota, has been transformed into a sprawling boom town full of newcomers and new construction -- as well as drugs, gangs, and violence. Early one morning, 12-year-old paperboy Kyle Westergaard witnesses a vehicle force another car off the road -- with fatal consequences. But the police say it's a single-car accident, and Kyle has complicated things with the theft of a bag from the crashed car -- a bag that lots of people want. Narrated by both Kyle and deputy sheriff Cassie Dewell (readers of The Highway will remember her), this atmospheric novel brims with suspense and action.

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