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.
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|Grouping Title||blue heaven|
|Grouping Author||c j box|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-11-24 04:51:39AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-11-23 05:05:22AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780312365707|
|author||Box, C. J.,|
|author_display||Box, C. J|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
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A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother are on the run in the Idaho woods, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who William and Annie are. And where their mother lives.
Retired policemen from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the local sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children. Now there's nowhere left for William and Annie to hide...and no one they can trust. Until they meet Jess Rawlins.
Rawlins, an old-school rancher, knows trouble when he sees it. He is only one against four men who will stop at nothing to silence their witnesses. But in this thrilling mystery novel from C.J. Box, these ex-cops don't know just how far Rawlins will go to protect William and Annie...and see that justice is done.
Blue Heaven is the winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
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|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|subject_facet||Child witnesses -- Fiction|
Ex-police officers -- Fiction
Idaho -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Blue heaven / C.J. Box
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