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Badlands
Badlands: A Novel | C. J. Box
6 posts | 12 read | 2 to read
Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstada place people used to be from, but were never headed tonow the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs comes the dirtiest criminals wanting to corner the market. In the same small town resides twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard. Even though Kyle has been written off as the "slow" kid, he has dreams deeper than anyone can imagine. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and now has a lot of money and packets of white powder in his possession. When the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, Cassie finds that the key to it all might come in the most unlikely form: an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn't belong.
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Blueberry
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Just finished. 3.5 stars.
Set in -20F North Dakota. It helped keep me psychologically cool during a hot weather week.

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MonicaNap
Badlands: A Novel | C. J. Box
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Weekend guilty pleasure

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Susanita
Badlands: A Novel | C. J. Box
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International criminals want to set up operation in the booming oil country of North Dakota, but a young boy innocently stands in the way. Blood & Oil meets The Client with a dash of Narcos. I'm not a fan of any entertainment that features drug dealers, but this is interesting and fast paced. Anyway, it's for a mysteries book club at the library which I'm looking forward to attending tonight. Nothing to do with the Springsteen song!

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BibliophileBytheSea
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Grimsted, ND is now a booming oil town with an influx of newcomers, both good & bad elements in a town where once everyone knew their neighbors. A 12 year old boy finds a duffle bag contains drugs and cash worth millions. This is a terrific listening experience: edge of your seat moments, Salvadorian MS-13 gang, biker gang, crooked cops & an awesome narrator made this thriller a real treat. Book 2 of a series that begins with Highway.

LauraBeth Great review - sounds compelling! 3y
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JulieSlater
Badlands: A Novel | C. J. Box
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Mehso-so

Not really my thing, but I would listen to narrator January Lavoy read the phone book. That said, I liked the character of Cassie Dewell enough to read more.