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Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2019
I'm reading the Cassie Dewell series, which started with The Highway, the second book of C.J. Box's Highway Quartet. This outing, Cassie leaves Wyoming and takes a job as chief investigator in the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department. It was slow going at first, as I had to learn a new set of characters and situations. The weather here is also a character, and C.J. Box describes 30 below zero in stark prose. Before long the pace quickened and I was turning the pages faster and faster. The thing about these novels is that the main bad guy, known as the Lizard King, is still out there from the first Cassie Dewall book. That book and also this one, I should make clear, did NOT end on cliffhangers, as the main plots of both were tied up nicely at each book's end. But the Lizard King stays out there, in his long-haul truck, abducting "working girls" at truck stops, torturing and killing them. This time Cassie helps her new boss, the Sheriff of Bakken County, uncover bad guys in the department and risks her life to rescue a family in serious trouble. The ending was satisfactory, as well. I've already purchased the next book, Paradise Valley, and it's on my Kindle.
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