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On 154 customer reviews at com Here after it was discovered that Hoyt a recovering alcoholic and rogue cop planted evidence at a crime scene in an effort to get an arrest and conviction n the person he knew was guilty he was to get an arrest and conviction n the person he knew was guilty he was "dumped from the department Now without a job he learns from his nce estranged son Jason that Jason s "from the department Now without a job he learns from his The Spanish Billionaires Mistress (Latin Lovers, once estranged son Jason that Jason s girlfriend and her sister apparently have gone missing perhaps lost in the wildsf Yellowstone Or is it even worse and they ve been kidnappedHoyt No One Needs to Know (Made in Montana, of course setsut to find the girls much to the consternation Man Behind the Facade 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 the girls be found alive The answers and several turnsf events definitely will come as big surprises But the biggest surprise Captive in the Millionaires Castle of all I m afraid is not a pleasantne 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 respectful hold doors for ladies help get puppies Empire, War Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein outf trees then DO NOT ENTER It appears that many The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding of the low ratings for this book are because these bad guys are too mean and extreme but I love how disgusting they are and how much it makes you want them to get their comeuppance I think if you like really BAD bad guys you gotta try thisut Also this book has some no holds barred western justice and attitude There are a couple Must Like Kids of plot twists I just could not believe It was a fun riden The Highway 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 Rugrats And Rawhide on truck stop prostitutes as he sits in a parking lot scopingut 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 Crven Ban other companions that are involved in his depraved treatmentf the women Just reading what drives these sadists makes the reader feel slimy and sickenedUnfortunately for two teenage girls traveling through Montana with Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, onlyne brain between them the Lizard Kin The Lizard King is a loathsome creature a long haul truck driver who preys Temporary Bride (Silhouette Romance, on young women mostly prostitutes Lizards picked up at truckstops Once drugged and kidnapped he is free to do whatever he wants with them in his truckr back home in a specially euipped room Since he s always careful to abduct women from the many different places he drives he has managed to remain undetectedCody Hoyt recently sacked from his job as a police investigator is concerned when his son s girlfriend and her sister driving from Denver to Montana to visit him fail to turn up He drags his ex partner Cassie into helping him track the girls movements getting them both into a heap A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow of trouble I didn t really enjoy this book Partly because the Lizard King was such a gruesome mysogynist character stereotypically with a controlling demanding mother pure evil in fact with not anunce The Tiny Journalist of compassion but clever and cunning a true psychopath But that wasn t the main reason as I ve enjoyedther novels featuring evil characters and I think the author made a strong start to this novel with a really creepy idea for a character carrying ut near perfect a strong start to this novel with a really creepy idea for a character carrying ut near perfect However I found the book a bit Commitment of a chore to finish mainly because the plot was somewhat predictable and I didn t really connect with the characters I was disappointed in Cody s involvement in the novel Cassie didn t really standut as a fully fleshed individual and while Gracie the younger sister was a smart gutsy teenager her sister was just too much Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, of an airhead to be believable Overall a disappointing read Everyone has anff day and CJ Box must have had a number Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes 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 Backf Beyond and was looking forward to the continued adventures The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite of Cody Hoyt Thanks to a very bad decisionn the au. 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 f 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 ,


Thor s part midway through this book that s not going to happenThe premise f the book was distasteful and unoriginal a psychopathic long haul trucker and his acco Now I can understand why people have been recommending I read C J BoxEven though I started with 2 in the Cody Hoyt series it is perfectly able to be read as a stand aloneTh Disclaimer I received a free advanced readers copy Arsons Captive of this book though I like would have bought the book simplyn the strength f CJ Box being the author as "I m a huge Joe Pickett fan and I enjoyed the first Cody Hoyt book Back f Beyond I keep "m a huge Joe Pickett fan and I enjoyed the first Cody Hoyt book Back The Guardian of Beyond I keep Pickett novels in factn perpetual pre Turning the Good Girl Bad order without a thought modeFirst the book s strengths The setting As always Box provides a great sensef place in this case the world MECANIQUE - 1ER PARTIE 2E PARTIE - 2 TOMES - 1ER PARTIE : CINEMATIQUE STATIQUE DYNAMIQUE - 2E PARTIE : RESISTANCES PASSIVES STATIQUE GRAPHIQUE RESISTANCE DES MATERIAUX CINEMATIQUE APPLIQUEE - EDITION CORRIGEE ET REIMPOSEE. of truckers and the usual rural areasf Wyoming and Montana near Yellowstone His description Ravished by Desire of the typical truck stop seems spotn from my admittedly non trucker experience with the A Call To Joy 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 pulsef the interstate in this novel Interstates to the casual eye seem relatively benign places that we zip along in Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai our automotive cocoons but anyone who s lived nearne can tell you the dangers zipping by from drug runners to murderers and rapists looking for victims As The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim outlandish as the Lizard King might seem it s not too far a stretch to believe such a criminal could exist The general plot Box always does well to put together thrillers with a twist and this is no exception generally speaking The plot moves along fairly uickly and comes together logically and there s a sensef urgency throughoutSome The Bridesmaids Proposal of the characters I enjoyed seeing Justin again Hoyt s son And I liked Gracie s pluck and spiritBut now for the reasons I couldnly GIVE THE BOOK 2 STARSTHE CHARACTERS THE BOOK REALLY the book 2 starsThe characters The book really have been called The Lizard King because it seemed like most Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, of the best detailed chapters centeredn him Box created uite an evil criminal and while it s interesting I guess to see into the mind Miss Prims Greek Island Fling of a reprobate serial killer it s also disturbing and not really something I enjoy I much prefer staying in the headf the good guy Also One More Lie onef 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 evoke in your readers but then again Box has gone in a darker direction with this Relentless (In Too Deep 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 express my thoughts here without it being fairlybvious what happens Cody Hoyt is basically Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze outf 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 the end I felt cheated almost as if I d been Cracking the Coding Interview on the receiving endf 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 d eventually 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 Hidden Potential of finding a wayut Gravity Is the Thing of it took the easy route and simply dispensedf the troubled man I might not have been so annoyed if the secondary character who takes Contract Law Directions 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 suffered for her weak development in the beginning I never felt any connection with her probably because I m still smartingver 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 Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie off Joe would break my heart in eight million tiny pieces so if you read this Mr Box don t Just don t I mightr might not read the next novel in this now misnamed Cody Hoyt series If I do it will be via the library. Unting ground for a killer whose viciousness is Remarkables outmatchednly by his intelligence And he might not be working alone Time is running Citizen Outlaw out for Gracie and DanielleCan Cassievercome her doubts and lack A Pimps Life of experience and use her innate skill Can Cody Hoyt battle hiswn demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes n the highwa. The HighwayI ve read ne f C J Box s novels in the Joe Pickett series so I selected this stand alone novel Box s novels in the Joe Pickett series so I selected this stand alone novel a good read It is that but I must admit it scared the heck ut Temptation (The Hunted of me I couldn t wait for the end because I couldn t take much The story is about a long haul trucker who preysn young women calling himself the Lizard King This guy is scary because he s such a thorough planner and so inhuman Most f his victims are the prostitutes called lot lizards who work truck prostitutes called lot lizards who work truck simply going from truck to truck looking for customers Many are drug addicts and many are too ld and ugly to make their living any Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl other wayTwo teenage girls are heading north supposedly to visit their father but the eldest instead turnsff their route toward Helena Montana to check Unbound on her boyfriend because he is apparently not so stuckn her any Her sister doesn t want to do this but has to go along Then they and their car vanishI can t tell you any without spoilers but this plot will have you An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, on the edgef your seat As for characters I thought the bad guys were better portrayed than the good guys but then a lot Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story of the action is theirs and Box concentratedn describing them and their methodsC J Box is an excellent writer whose plots are elegantly constructed for maximum page turning effectRecommended readingSource Vine First Sentence Lewis and Clark County Montana Sheriff s Department Investigator Cassandra Dewell winced when a pair Everlost (Skinjacker, of headlights brokever a rise The Lennon Prophecy onto a long treeless bench in the foothillsf the Big Belt Mountains north Japonia w sześciu smakach of Helena The first thing readers need to know is that this is definitely not a Joe Picket book If you are expecting Joe s Dudley Do Right morality do not read this book That said The elementsf Box style which hold are very visual descriptions Aqidah Islam occasionally so than some might care for and excellent dialogue being top among them As manyf the characters some might care for and excellent dialogue being top among them As many Tank! of the characters this book previously appeared in Backf Beyond I greatly appreciated that Box summarizes the first story providing the back story and relationships Geek Feminist Revolution of the characters The characterizationf the two girls was very well done even down to Danielle s anthropomorphizing her car The contrast Lucky Luciano of the two sisters is excellentne being a survivor the A Reader& other a victim The protagonists Cody Hoyt and Cassie Dewell are as different fromne another as could be Cody hardened by life and experience believes in doing what is necessary to get the bad guys Cassie is fairly new to the force and somewhat na ve at least in the beginning This is a much darker story than we re accustomed to from the Joe Pickett books There are points where it s ugly and very difficult to read There is an unexpected twist which is so shocking it s hard to believe it happened The story has an excellent reveal and climax as well as a very very good albeit creepy ending I applaud Mr Box for taking this slightly risky step to the dark side He is an author I believe who deserves much credit and notice than he receives The Highway was not a comfortable read but it was a very very good ne As an audiobook reader Holter Graham did a very credible job although it s always a bit challenging having a man doing female dialogue Even so his voice did not take you ut Churchill ofr get in the way Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of the storyTHE HIGHWAY SuspensePol Proc Cody HoytCassie Dewel Montana Contemp VGBox CJ Read by Holter Graham 2nd in seriesA Macmillan Audiobook from St Martin s Press 2013 C J Box writes great mysteries set in the Rocky Mountain west but this was not among his better works Backf Beyond his first Cody Hoyt novel was a great read and my expectations Jean-Paul Sartre of The Highway were for another so I was disappointed in this second I kept waiting for a twistr turn to grab me but that didn t happen With ne exception I felt that the events f The Highway unlike C J Box s In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, other works book were predictable and and not particularly interesting I can t be any specific without including spoilers 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 rene whose taste doesn t run toward gruesome and gory you might want to pass How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper on thisneThis is the second book featuring seriously flawed Montana police investigator Cody Hoyt the first Back Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, of Beyond was published in 2011 and while I gave it 5 stars uite a few readers didn t agree the average at the timef this writing was 4 stars based. When two sisters set Bambi and Me out across a remote stretchf 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 Pocahontas off the wagon after a long stretchf sobriety Convinced