Other Books in Series
This is book number 4 in the Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Novels series.
- #1: Back of Beyond: A Novel (Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Novels #1) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #2: The Highway: A Novel (Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Novels #2) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #3: Badlands: A Novel (Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Novels #3) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #5: The Bitterroots: A Novel (Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Novels #5) (Mass Market): $9.99
She almost caught the notorious Lizard King serial killer once. Now, he’s back—with a vengeance.
For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on the 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. Now, working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap for the Lizard King—and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong…and Cassie loses her job, her reputation, and her hope for justice.
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. But Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes…Now Cassie must track down Kyle and 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?
Paradise Valley continues the Highway Quartet series from bestselling author C. J. Box.
About the Author
C. J. Box is the author of twenty-one Joe Pickett novels, seven stand-alone novels, and a story collection. He has won the 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 with his wife on their ranch in Wyoming. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He’s an executive producer of ABC TV’s Big Sky, which is based on his Cody Hoyt/Cassie Dewell novels, as well as executive producer of the upcoming Joe Pickett television series for Spectrum Originals.
Praise for Paradise Valley:
"Thrilling plot, evocative setting, deep characterization; this book has them all." —Reviewing the Evidence
"[Box has] crafted fascinating characters and put them in riveting, challenging circumstances that test their mettle and threaten their worlds." —The Durango Herald
Praise for Badlands:
“Suspenseful—you can’t put it down.” —Library Journal (starred)
“Brilliant…the most effective of his thriller since his Edgar-winning Blue Heaven.” –Booklist (starred)
"A suspenseful, professional-grade north country procedural...The unrelenting cold makes this the perfect beach read.” –Kirkus Reviews
"Fascinating...Box is a master.” –The Denver Post
"Absorbing...strong and compelling." –Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Intriguing...An enthralling thriller." –Associated Press
"Box’s latest thriller burnishes his reputation as the dean of contemporary Western suspense." –BookPage
"Cassie Dewell is a complex and multi-faceted protagonist who is one of the more interesting characters to emerge from the thriller genre over the past couple of years." –Book Reporter