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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Back of Beyond" by C.J. Boxer

Back Of BeyondBack Of Beyond by C.J. Box

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

With a wonderful flavor for the settings in Montana and Yellowstone National Park, this mystery/thriller capitalizes on the great outdoors to unravel an edge of your seat tale. As raw and uncompromising as nature, the action is brutal, the consequences final.

Every character has a back story.  My favorite was Gracie, a smart pre-teen and observer of human nature.  Confined with her sister, father and tour group to the trails of the Park, they are dependent upon Jed, their guide, to lead, feed, house and protect them.  Through Gracie's eyes the reader sees the strengths and weaknesses of her companions and gets the first clues that things are not as they seem.

Cody Hoyt, a troubled cop, discovers that his son Justin is on the wilderness adventure in the company of a killer.  His race to get his son and identify the killer in the group provides the action.

A great story....

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