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This is book number 2 in the Highway Quartet series.
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond and Breaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is back.
"If CJ Box isn't already on your list, put him there." – USA Today
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 ever 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 by 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 hunting 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 Danielle... Can Cassie overcome her doubts and lack of experience and use her innate skill? Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highway?
“A non-stop, action-filled race against time. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“One of the most suspenseful wilderness thrillers since Deliverance. And Box's characters are so real that you want to reach out and shake their hands or flee from them as fast as you can.” —Associated Press on Back of Beyond
“Terrifically entertaining stuff that comes together with a bang in the end.” —Kirkus Reviews on Back of Beyond
“Grade A...page-flying suspense with superior character portrayal...a great adventure.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer on Back of Beyond
“Box knows life and death in the backcountry like few other writers today.” —Library Journal on Back of Beyond
“Terrifically entertaining stuff that comes together with a bang in the end...” —Booklist on Back of Beyond
“Once again, Box provides the complete suspense package...” —Kirkus (starred review) on Back of Beyond