The Highway E–book/E–pub

Es gears halfway through the book when Cody disappears and Cassie is left alone Despite desperately begging other appallingly chauvinistic police officers to help her find the girls she is stonewalled by their indifference and total disrespect for her Regardless of the fact that the girls ages would make their disappearance an instant amber alert the thanksgiving weekend coming up Amber Alert the Thanksgiving weekend coming up well nobody is able to spare an officer or twoWhat complete rubbishTo his credit Box is able to keep the reader in suspense concerning the fate of the girls Locked inside a bunker wearing nothing but their underwear they are in constant fear as the three men threaten them with what will happen to them And when the men realize they themselves are being hunted they start to turn on ach otherAs a reader I felt no compelling connection with any of the characters None were likable complex or Wanton Nights even interesting I had no desire to delve real deeply into this novel and found myself skimming the last third of the book Perhaps Box has written better work in the past but this novel with it s opennded threat to continue the story does not inspire me to find out Truth is I m wavering between 3 12 stars and 4 but since the former isn t possible here and I am wavering I ll stick with 4 But I ll also say up front that if you re one whose taste doesn t run toward gruesome and gory you might want to pass on this oneThis is the second book featuring seriously flawed Montana police investigator Cody Hoyt the first Back of Beyond was published in 2011 and while I gave it 5 stars uite a few readers didn t agree the average at the time of this writing was 4 stars based on 154 customer reviews at com Here after it was discovered that Hoyt a recovering alcoholic and rogue cop planted While My Soldier Serves evidence at a crime scene in anffort to get an arrest and conviction on the person he knew was guilty he was unceremoniously dumped from the department Now without a job he learns from his once stranged son Jason that Jason s former girlfriend and her sister apparently have gone missing perhaps lost in the wilds of Yellowstone Or is it ven worse and they ve been kidnappedHoyt of course sets out to find the girls much to the consternation of his rookie partner Cassie Dewell who ultimately plays a significant role in this book Soon Hoyt learns they weren t the first to disappear in the area But the uestion remains who s behind it And will first to disappear in the area But the uestion remains who s behind it And will girls be found alive The answers and several turns of ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe events definitely will come as big surprises But the biggest surprise of all I m afraid is not a pleasant one First Sentence Lewis and Clark County Montana Sheriff s Department Investigator Cassandra Dewell winced when a pair of headlights broke over a rise onto a long treeless bench in the foothills of the Big Belt Mountains north of Helena The first thing readers need to know is that this is definitely not a Joe Picket book If you arexpecting Joe s Dudley Do Right morality do not read this book That said The The Fiend Next Door elements of Box style which hold are very visual descriptions occasionally so than some might care for andxcellent dialogue being top among them As many of the characters in this book previously appeared in Back of Beyond I greatly appreciated that Box summarizes the first story providing the back story and relationships of the characters The characterization of the two girls was very well done ven down to Danielle s anthropomorphizing her car The contrast of the two sisters is xcellent one. Unting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence And he might not be working alone Time is running out for Gracie and DanielleCan Cassie overcome her doubts and lack of xperience and use her innate skill Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highwa.

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Disclaimer I received a free advanced readers copy of this book though I like would have bought the book simply on the strength of CJ Box being the author as I m a huge Joe Pickett fan and I njoyed the first Cody Hoyt book Back of Beyond I keep Joe Pickett novels in fact on perpetual pre order without a fact on perpetual pre order without a modeFirst the book s strengths The setting As always Box provides a great sense of place in this case the world of truckers and the usual rural areas of Wyoming and Montana near Yellowstone His description of the typical truck stop seems spot on from my admittedly non trucker xperience with the one near my town which is in a rural area along an interstate I ve been in the truck stop at various times and there s definitely a truckers vs civilians vibe and never the twain really meet I could definitely feel the pulse of the interstate in this novel Interstates to the casual ye seem relatively benign places that we zip along in our automotive cocoons but anyone who s lived near one can tell you the dangers zipping by from drug runners to murderers and rapists looking for victims As outlandish as the Lizard King might seem it s not too far a stretch to believe such a criminal could xist The general plot might seem it s not too far a stretch to believe such a criminal could xist The general plot always does well to put together thrillers with a twist and this is no xception generally speaking The plot moves along fairly uickly and comes together logically and there s a sense of urgency throughoutSome of the characters I njoyed seeing Justin again Hoyt s son And I liked Gracie s pluck and spiritBut now for the reasons I could only give the book 2 starsThe characters The book really should have been Called The Lizard King Because The Lizard King because seemed like most of the best detailed chapters centered on him Box created uite an vil criminal and while it s interesting I guess to see into the mind of a reprobate serial killer it s also disturbing and not really something I njoy I much prefer staying in the head of the good guy Also one of the victims a teenage girl was so annoying I found myself actually hoping that she d soon be killed That s probably not a response you want to voke in your readers but then again Box has gone in a darker direction with this one so maybe that was his intentionAnd the biggie the mid novel plot twist I say twist but I m really thinking shocker Trying not to be spoilery but it s impossible to AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 express my thoughts here without it being fairly obvious what happens Cody Hoyt is basically out of the series named for him This to me was just unacceptable I put the book down and it was nearly two weeks before I could pick it up again and finish it and by finish I mean skim to thend I felt cheated almost as if I d been on the receiving The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? end of a bait and switch scheme Admittedly I tend to get very attached to protagonists and Hoyt was such an imperfect hero that I had invested uite a lot in rooting for him and hoping that he dventually get his act together despite himself It was maddening then to have that yanked so precipitously away in no small part because it comes across very much like Box had written himself into a corner with Hoyt s character and instead of finding a way out of it took the asy route and simply dispensed of the troubled man I might not have been so annoyed if the secondary character who takes over the chase had been introduced with depth but she seemed too much a barely there supporting character up to that point and though she became dimensional after that point the book suffere. When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ver hear from them again The girls and their car simply vanish Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety Convinced D for her weak development in the beginning I never felt any connection with her probably because I m still smarting over what happened to HoytSo with this disappointment behind me I m still very much looking forward to the next Joe Pickett novel and crossing all fingers and toes that Box doesn t make a similar move with him I admire an author taking such risks if the story demands but yeah killing off Joe would break my heart in ight million tiny pieces so if you read this Mr Box Don T Just Don t Just don I might or might not read the next novel in this now misnamed Cody Hoyt series If I do it will be via the library Everyone has an off day and CJ Box must have had a number of them when he wrote this clunker I usually really njoy his writing including the ntire Joe Pickett series and the lead in to this book Back of Beyond and was looking forward to the continued adventures of Cody Hoyt Thanks to a very bad decision on the author s part midway through this book that s not going to
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premise of the book was and unoriginal a psychopathic long haul trucker and his accomplices who prey on truck stop hookers and other unlucky girls and women and lacking in suspense since there s no real mystery about who s doing what to whom Best thing about the book was that Box did not get into lengthy gratuitous descriptions of the horrors inflicted on the unfortunate victimsIt seems like there s a seuel looming and I usually find that when an author starts recycling the villain it does not bode well for the series One ncounter with this POS was than 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) enough The rest of the remaining charactersxcept for Gracie were not developed Design Research: Methods and Perspectives enough to make me want to read about them I wastednough time with this disappointing book so will give any seuel a passI look forward to Box s next Joe Pickett book and other stand alone books and hope that The Highway was just the result of him taking a wrong turn on a bad day I understand that CJ Box is a popular writer but after reading his latest book The Highway I am left with two uestions Does he always people his books with such unlikeable characters And are all his books as misogynistic as The HighwayIn the beginning the reader is introduced to the repulsive Lizard King a long haul trucker who preys on truck stop prostitutes as he sits in a parking lot scoping out his next victim The reader immediately grasps that this man is sick and twisted he lives to rape torture and murder women sometimes keeping them prisoner for weeks We later learn he also films his perverse hobby And he is not alone The Lizard King has two other companions that are involved in his depraved treatment of the women Just reading what drives these sadists makes the reader feel slimy and sickenedUnfortunately for two teenage girls traveling through Montana with only one brain between them the Lizard King kidnaps them On the phone he gleefully tells his cohorts he has fresh meatWhen they disappear an Your Everyday Art World ex boyfriend of one of the girls calls his dad Cody Hoyt a police detective Hoyt a recovering alcoholic is known for playing rough making his own rules and was recently fired for plantingvidence His partner Cassie Dewell described uite freuently as overweight is new to the force and was grudgingly hired due to Why Photography Matters enforced affirmative action Nobody likes Cody and nobody respects CassieIn a race against time the two detectives try to track the girls along the vastxpanse of the Montana highway system A daunting job that completely chang. Y his son and his former rookie partner Cassie Dewell he begins the drive south to the girls' last known location As Cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where they went missing Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren't the first girls who have disappeared in this area This majestic landscape is the The Highway


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    The Highway E–book/E–pub Disclaimer I received a free advanced readers' copy of this book though I like would have bought the book simply on the strength of CJ Box being the author as I'm a huge Joe Pickett fan and I enjoyed the first Cody Hoyt book Back of Beyond I keep Joe Pickett novels in fact on perpetual pre order without a thought modeFirst the book's streng

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    The Highway E–book/E–pub REVIEW ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô C.J. Box C.J. Box Ô 0 CHARACTERS Everyone has an off day and CJ Box must have had a number of them when he wrote this clunker I usually really enjoy his writing including the entire Joe Pickett series and the lead in to this book Back of Beyond and was lo

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    C.J. Box Ô 0 CHARACTERS The Highway E–book/E–pub The Lizard King is a loathsome creature a long haul truck driver who preys on young women mostly prostitutes 'Lizards' pic

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    REVIEW ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô C.J. Box The Highway E–book/E–pub C.J. Box Ô 0 CHARACTERS Some spoiler ish stuff but I will try and speak in generalities If you like disgusting bad guys that are dispicable and pure evil come right this way If you are looking for politically correct bad guys that are re

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    The Highway E–book/E–pub FREE READ The Highway Truth is I'm wavering between 3 12 stars and 4 but since the former isn't possible here and I am wavering I'll stick with 4 But I'll also say up front that if you're one whose taste doesn't run toward gruesome and gory you might want to pass on this oneThis is the second book featuring seriously flawed Montana police investigator Co

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    The Highway E–book/E–pub C J Box writes great mysteries set in the Rocky Mountain west but this was not among his better works Back of Beyond his first Cody Hoyt novel was a great read and my expectations of The Highway were for another so I was disappointed in this second I kept waiting for a twist or turn to grab me but that didn't happen With one exception I felt that the events of The Highway unlike C J Box's other works book we

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    The Highway E–book/E–pub FREE READ The Highway First Sentence Lewis and Clark County Montana Sheriff’s Department Investigator Cassandra Dewell winced when a pair of headlights broke over a rise onto a long treeless bench in the foothills of the Big Belt Mou

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    The Highway E–book/E–pub I've read one of C J Box's novels in the Joe Pickett series so I selected this stand alone novel expecting a good read It is that but I must admit it scared the heck out of me I couldn't wait for the end because I couldn't take much The story is about a long haul trucker who preys on young women calling himself the Lizard King This guy is scary because he's such a thorough planner and so inhuman Most of his victims are the prostitutes calle

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