Badlands

Badlands

Large Print - 2015
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Cassie Dewell is the new deputy sheriff in town and the only female in the department. In this newly rich town where men outnumber women 20-1, the police need all the help they can get. With oil comes money. With money comes drugs. With drugs comes violent gangs wanting to corner the market and infiltrate the cops. When the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, Cassie realizes she may be in over her head. She becomes the target of someone who is leaving body parts where she is most likely to find them. As she is propelled on a collision course with a murderous enemy, she finds that the key to it all might come in the most unlikely form.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich :, Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410477446
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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kcnaz
Oct 08, 2018

checked out 8/21/15

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paulmuldoon100
Jul 28, 2018

A good read but to some degree violent/gory.

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dannnn
Mar 30, 2017

Bloody good!

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LuvReadingStuff
Dec 26, 2016

I thought this was a good read. I really like the character Cassie Dewell.

Book worms will rule the world,
As soon as we finish one more chapter.

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Dreamstime
Nov 29, 2016

Disappointing after reading Back of Beyond. Compared to that riveting title, this story is predictable. Nothing mysterious, no nail-biting moments of dread like Back of Beyond. It's nothing more than ok. I was surprised to read about a character from Back of Beyond mentioned in the more recent Badlands. So Mr. Box is linking his stand-alones. As usual for C. J. Box the writing is very good, so it would provide a worthwhile distraction on a snowy day.

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skt1cm2l0b3sc
Oct 25, 2016

This is an interesting book so far. I first noticed this title when i went to the "Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market" in East Bellevue. I find her to be a good author.

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KatherineHere
Aug 19, 2016

Very interesting dual stories about the Bakken and drug trade around it. Unfortunately, some immature moron wrote their own comments in pen in the large-print copy I read, so I assume the library will toss it.

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athena14
Apr 03, 2016

Well-told story, with details of life in the cold north that took me back to northern Michigan.

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2016

Thanks to a massive oil discovery, once-dying Grimstad, North Dakota, has been transformed into a sprawling boom town full of newcomers and new construction -- as well as drugs, gangs, and violence. Early one morning, 12-year-old paperboy Kyle Westergaard witnesses a vehicle force another car off the road -- with fatal consequences. But the police say it's a single-car accident, and Kyle has complicated things with the theft of a bag from the crashed car -- a bag that lots of people want. Narrated by both Kyle and deputy sheriff Cassie Dewell (readers of The Highway will remember her), this atmospheric novel brims with suspense and action.

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Zoelexi777
Jan 25, 2016

It took a little time to get engaged in this book but once the characters came together, it got quite good. I've just found this author and I've really enjoyed his writing (Joe Pickett series).

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