Blue Heaven

C. J. Box

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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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BLUE HEAVEN (Chapter 1)

FRIDAY, 4:28 P.M.

If twelve-year-old Annie Taylor had not chosen to take her little brother William fishing on that particular Friday afternoon in April during the wet North Idaho spring, she never would have seen the execution or looked straight into the eyes of the executioners. But she was angry with her mother.

Before they witnessed the killing, they were pushing through the still-wet willows near Sand Creek, wearing plastic garbage bags to keep their clothes dry. Upturned alder leaves cupped pools of rainwater from that morning, and beaded spiderwebs sagged

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Blue Heaven by C.J. Box, read by John Bedford Lloyd. In this chilling mystery thriller, a twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder--four men who know exactly who the children are, and where their desperate mother is waiting patiently.

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Praise for Blue Heaven

“A thriller with a heart.”—The Boston Globe

“One of the best thrillers of the year. It kept me up most of the night, the way few books have ever done. C.J. Box owes me a night’s sleep!”—Tess Gerritsen

“A first-rate thriller, peopled by complex characters and unpredictable action. Don’t miss it.”—T. Jefferson Parker

“A first-rate, edge-of-your seat read.”—Omaha World-Herald

“A non-stop thrill ride—a provocative suspense novel that has you rooting for the characters every step of the way.”—Harlan Coben

“An unusual, intelligent thriller that resonates long after the last page is turned.”—George Pelecanos

“A suspenseful tour de force.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Relentless. C.J. Box sucked me in with good cops, bad cops, and missing money, then blind-sided me with unexpected twists and surprises in this novel of clashing cultures and dark secrets.  Box delivers the goods!”—Robert Crais


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C. J. Box

New York Times bestselling author C. J. BOX is the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Barry Award. He is also an Edgar Award and L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. He lives with his family outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner, Booklist Editors' Choice

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
December 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312365714
ISBN10: 0312365713
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 384 pages
$7.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
January 2008
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427202680
ISBN10: 1427202680
Audio Run Time: 12:00
$39.95

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
January 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427202697
ISBN10: 1427202699
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, Audio Run Time: 12:00
$19.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312614836
ISBN10: 0312614837
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$14.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
May 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250024428
ISBN10: 1250024420
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429929844
ISBN10: 1429929847
352 pages
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