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Badlands
08 Jul 2021 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781801102919

Pipelines snake over icy prairie, gas flares light the night sky – the town in the middle-of-nowhere has struck oil and as oil flows out, men and money flow in. With them comes organized crime. Investigator Cassie Dewell is thrust into the middle of a gang war.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 352 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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BadlandsCassie Dewell, 2by C.J. Box

Investigator Cassie Dewell is thrust into the middle of a gang war in the crime series that inspired Big Sky.

Can one woman tame them?

30º below zero, but Grimstad – like hell – hasn't frozen over. The middle-of-nowhere town has struck oil. As oil flows out, men and money flow in. And with them comes organized crime.

Cassie Dewell, Grimstad's newly appointed deputy sheriff, has been thrust into the middle of a brutal gang war that's leaving bodies scattered across town.

Cassie knows she's in over her head. But one witness keeps turning up at her crime scenes: a 12-year-old boy with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

And he might just be the key to her survival.

C.J. Box is the author of twenty-two Joe Pickett novels, five stand-alone novels, and a story collection. He has won Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38, and has been a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. A Wyoming native, Box has also worked on a ranch and as a small-town newspaper reporter and editor. He lives outside Cheyenne with his family. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. Follow him on @cjboxauthor and cjbox.net

Book 2 in the series that inspired the HBO and Disney+ series BIG SKY – now with a new cover look.

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar and Barry Award-winner.

Box is translated into 27 languages, and has sold more than 500,000 C.J. Box books sold in the UK to date.

MARKET: Harlan Coben; Linwood Barclay.


'Solid-gold A-list must-read' Lee Child

'A suspenseful, professional-grade north country procedural whose heroine, a deft mix of compassion and attitude, would be welcome to return' Kirkus Reviews

'The characters in Badlands are finely drawn and display interesting layers to their personalities. Even the bad guys doing ruthless and horrible things are made fascinating' Denver Post

'Heart-stoppingly good' Daily Mail

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