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Blue Heaven

C.J. Box

Minotaur 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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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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  • 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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