Blue Heaven

Blue Heaven

Book - 2008
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A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder---four men who know exactly who William and Annie are, and who know exactly where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children's fate. Retired cops from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the inexperienced sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children.

William and Annie's unexpected savior comes in the form of an old-school rancher teetering on the brink of foreclosure. But as one man against four who will stop at nothing to silence their witnesses, Jess Rawlins needs allies, and he knows that one word to the wrong person could seal the fate of the children or their mother. In a town where most of the ranches like his have turned into acres of ranchettes populated by strangers, finding someone to trust won't be easy.

With true-to-life, unforgettable characters and a ticking-clock plot that spans just over forty-eight hours, C.J. Box has created a thriller that delves into issues close to the heart: the ruthless power of greed over broken ideals, the healing power of community where unlikely heroes find themselves at the crossroads of duty and courage, and the truth about what constitutes a family. In a setting whose awesome beauty is threatened by those who want a piece of it, Blue Heaven delivers twists and turns until its last breathtaking page.

Blue Heaven is the winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312365707
Branch Call Number: F BOX
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 24 cm


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Dec 16, 2016

Usually when the good guys win, they live. In this case, the good guys were shot and killed and died. Apparently C J believes in an afterlife. Good for the good guys. The good guys were suffering angst. Seems their death provided peace. Still it was a happy ending. JJ went back to the ranch. Possibly being joined by Monica. The loss of their loved ones was sad. But their lives seem to be healed. Very interesting ending. Pretty cool.

Oct 24, 2016

Not nearly as good as the Joe Pickett novels.

Jan 08, 2016

Already a huge fan of his Joe Pickett novels I was delighted with Box's stand-alone thriller. I do hope we can expect more such novels from this gifted author.

Jul 26, 2013

A few good old boys in a small town near the Idaho and Washington border fought to save a couple of kids from four ruthless retired L.A. cops. Other than a few outrageous mistakes that the author seemed to insert in the story to add suspense, it was fast paced with enough actions to make it a very good read.

Mar 21, 2013

fabulous-- you'll love it!

sarahzaidi Jul 16, 2012

A very suspenseful read about. The twelve year old girl with her younger brother really make an adventurous team!

Jun 27, 2011

A real page turner.

May 05, 2010

The best book ever i would give this a 10 from 1-10

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