- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1586 KB
- Print Length: 350 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250051045
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press (July 25 2017)
- Sold by: Macmillan CA
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NBSXYP0
A riveting new novel from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar-Award winning author.
She almost caught him once. Now, he’s back.
For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him...once.
Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion.
At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver.
Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?
About the Author
Edgar Award-winning author C.J. Box is the author of nineteen novels including the Joe Pickett series. He's also won the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Barry Award. His short stories have been featured in America's Best Mystery Stories of 2006 and limited-edition printings. 2008 novel BLOOD TRAIL was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin (Ireland) Literary Award.
Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he co-owns an international tourism marketing firm with his wife Laurie. They have three daughters. An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He served on the Board of Directors for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Box lives in Wyoming.
--from the author's website
Paradise Valley is the fourth book in the Highway Quartet by C.J. Box. Since this is a quartet series, this book is obviously the final book in the series.
Most mystery readers are familiar with the author's Joe Pickett series. The Highway Quartet series is a great series to get to know author Box. I am hoping that there will be more in the series as Cassie was a very interesting character and I think there will be many more stories to tell.
CJ Box is a great writer and storyteller. In Paradise Valley the reader always knew what was going on with the characters but there were plenty of surprises.
I highly recommend Paradise Valley. If this is the end of the series then it was a satisfying conclusion to the series.