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Blue Heaven

by C.J. Box

Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2008
    352 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who the children are, and where their desperate mother is waiting patiently by the phone for news of her children’s fate. In a ranching community increasingly populated by L.A. transplants living in gaudy McMansions, the kids soon find they don’t know whom they can trust among the hundreds of retired Southern California cops who’ve given the area its nickname: “Blue Heaven.”

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"[An] overly complicated thriller...Readers expecting the same brisk story lines as the author's Joe Pickett crime novels will be disappointed." - Publishers Weekly.

"Dropping the whodunit element that's always been the weakest part of Pickett's cases, Box alternates violence with surprising tenderness in a suspenseful tour de force." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Mr. Box has written a very interesting novel. Which shows characters with courage, and likeability. With antagonists that are beyond evil. Creating a tense plot with great dialog. I highly recommend this novel.

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C.J. Box Author Biography

C. J. Box is the author of over ten novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. He’s the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and an Edgar Award and L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. Box was named 2007 Writer of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. His short stories have been featured in America’s Best Mystery Stories 2006 and limited-edition printings. The novels have been national bestsellers and have been translated into 13 languages.

Blue Heaven, a stand-alone thriller, was published by St. Martins Press in January, 2008 and was on the New York Times Bestseller list for four weeks and was optioned for film. Blood Trail, the eighth Joe Pickett novel, was published...

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