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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 childrens fate. In a ranching community increasingly populated by L.A. transplants living in gaudy McMansions, the kids soon find they dont know whom they can trust among the hundreds of retired Southern California cops whove given the area its nickname: “Blue Heaven.”
Blue Heaven is the winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
"John Bedford Lloyd's rich, distinctive voice brings a strong sense of power to his reading of Box's first stand-alone thriller. In the rural Idaho town of Kootenai Bay, 12-year-old Annie Taylor and her younger brother, William, witness a brutal murder. Immediately the two find themselves being hunted by killers who will stop at nothing to ensure the children's silence. The two find refuge with an old rancher, Jess Rawlins, and recently retired police detective Eduardo Villatoro. Together, the two men make a desperate stand against the murderers despite being outnumbered and outgunned. Lloyd's crisp, laconic delivery easily handles a multitude of characters, accents and shifting points of view, creating just the right tone for the material and drawing the listener deep into the action of the story. He portrays his villains (a band of dirty ex-cops) with just the right amount of ruthless menace without going overboard, and he perfectly captures the essence of the aging rancher, imbuing him with the quiet strength and dignity of an iconic western hero. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's Minotaur hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 15). (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The break-out novel from the award-winning author of the Joe Pickett series
The award-winning author of the Joe Pickett series pens a stand-alone thriller, in which two children go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho after witnessing a murder. "Blue Heaven" is a nonstop thrill rise--a provocative suspense novel that has you rooting for the characters every step of the way.--Harlan Coben. Unabridged. 9 CDs.
About the Author
C.J. Box is the author of eight 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. Open Season was a 2001 New York Times Notable Book. Box lives with his family outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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