Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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The Edgar® Awardwinning and New York Times bestselling author delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone. Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who's fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that. Sober for fourteen years, Hank took pride in his hard-won sobriety and never hesitated to drop whatever he was doing to talk Cody off a ledge. When Cody takes a closer look at the scene of his friend's death, it becomes apparent that foul play is at hand. After years of bad behavior with his department, he's in no position to be investigating a homicide, but this man was a friend and Cody's determined to find his killer. When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a multi-day wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park-a pack trip that includes his son Justin-Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer before the group heads into the wild. Among the tourists is fourteen-year-old Gracie Sullivan, an awkward but intelligent loner who begins to suspect that someone in their party is dangerous. In a fatal cat and mouse game, where it becomes apparent the murderer is somehow aware of Cody's every move, Cody treks into the wilderness to stop a killer hell bent on ruining the only thing in his life he cares about. Back of Beyond is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title.
Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427211354
1427211353
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 03 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Graham, Holter
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RoseSuites
Jun 22, 2017

Although I only listened to a short portion of this book, I think the story would have been a good one. However, the language was too profane and was not necessary to the story so I did not finish the book.

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billmacrotarian
Sep 11, 2014

The alcoholic cop has been done to death but Box puts a fresh spin on it with Yellowstone Park as the backdrop. The deaths of several AA members throughout the US are linked to a horseback trip through the park. Suspended recovering alcoholic Cody Hoyt finds out his son is on the trip with the murderer. Bloodshed ensues. It keeps you guessing most of the way through.

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maipenrai
Aug 10, 2013

*** stars. C. J. Box can always be counted upon for a good read. It's not great literature, but this Edgar award winning author crafts characters that you care about and stories that keep your attention. This is what all authors strive for, and many fail to accomplish. Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who's fallen off the wagon. Hank had 14 years of sobriety and Cody does not believe the man had started drinking again. When he takes a closer look at the scene of his friend's death, it becomes apparent that Hank was murdered. After years of bad behavior with his department, he's in no position to be investigating a homicide. Unfortunately, clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park and Cody's son is part of the group. Recommend

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miriamh03
Nov 01, 2012

Wow.. Excellent audio book.. I gave it 5 stars! At first it starts slow but, then it hooks you into the story!!

fizzy3 May 01, 2012

Excellent change of direction throughout. Keeps one guessing for what comes next.

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