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 town in the middle-of-nowhere has struck oil. As oil flows out, men and money flow in. 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 habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And he might just be the key to her survival.
Head of Zeus * Thrillers
08 Jul 2021 * 352pp * £8.99 * 9781801102919
'Solid-gold A-list must-read'
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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. He has been a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and his books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. 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. Follow him on @cjboxauthor cjbox.net