Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley

A riveting new novel from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar-Award winning author.

She almost caught him once. Now, he’s back.

For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a 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. Cassie almost caught him...once.

Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion.

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. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver.

Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must 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?

Title:Paradise Valley
Edition Language:English
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About C.J. Box

Edgar Award-winning author C.J. Box is the author of nineteen novels including the Joe Pickett series. He's also won the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Barry Award. His short stories have been featured in America's Best Mystery Stories of 2006 and limited-edition printings. 2008 novel BLOOD TRAIL was nominated for the International IMPAC Dub

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    Paradise Valley Reviews

  • Maureen Carden

    I have heard C.J. Box referred to as a writer's writer, as he is award winning, critically acclaimed, and admired by other authors. It's so easy to see why as his prose is sharp and evocative and his ...

  • Matthew

    The conclusion (it would seem) to what is being called The Highway Quartet. Yes, quartet would indicate 4 books, but you never know - I wouldn't be surprised to see Cassie Dewell back for another adve...

  • Moonlight Reader

    Thanks to the publisher and net-galley for providing me with a free review copy of the book.Wow! I am a huge fan of C.J. Box's Joe Pickett series, and when I initially requested this book, I did it on...

  • Trish

    I like C.J. Box, and I used to like the mysteries he wrote. For some reason that gives me some sorrow, I find it difficult to keep my mind on these murders. There is too much detail, not enough detail...

  • Minty McBunny

    Let me say this. I love C.J. Box. I love Joe Pickett, I loved Cody Hoyt and I love Cassie Dewell.That said, I think Box is kind of out of his element in this series. It's evidenced by the fact that th...

  • Judy

    This is the fourth and last book of this series. I enjoyed the book--so I say three good ones out of four is pretty good. Cassie Dewell is again the protagonist, and is still trying to arrest the truc...

  • Eric

    Wow! What a great story! The writing, characters and suspense are first-rate.The last book where the Lizard King figured prominently in a Cassie Dewell story was The Highway. He's back once again in P...

  • LJ

    First Sentence: “The trap is set and he’s on his way,” Cassie Dewell said to Sheriff Jon Kirkbride.Inspector Cassie Dewell has been hunting the Lizard King, a serial killer of truck-stop prostit...

  • Ed

    Former Chief Investigator for the Grimstad, ND Sheriff's Office, Cassie Dewell heads back to Montana in a private search for a 12 year old Grimstad boy she thinks might have been kidnapped by the infa...

  • Charlotte Miller

    Edgar-award-winner C. J. Box is at the top of his game in Paradise Valley, the third book in the Cassie Dewell series, and fourth and final book in the Highway Quartet. Cassie Dewell has been looking ...