Badlands / C. J. Box.
- ISBN: 9781250829436
- ISBN: 1250829437
- Physical Description: 278 pages ; 23 cm.
- Edition: First Minotaur Books trade paperback edition.
- Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2022.
- Copyright: ©2015
Grimstad, North Dakota -- a place people used to be from, but were never headed to -- has struck oil. As pipelines snake across the prairie, oil flows out and men and money flow in. And with them, comes crime. North Dakota's new oil capital has a serious law and order problem and newly-qualified detective Cassie Dewell has just been assigned as its deputy sheriff. Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard is one of Grimstad's paperboys. Even though Kyle has been written off as the "slow" kid, he has dreams deeper than anyone can imagine -- he wants to get out of town, take care of his alcoholic mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and now has money and a lot of white powder in his possession. With the temperature dropping to 30 below and a gang war heating up, Cassie fears she might be in over her head but the key to it all will come in the most unlikely form: an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn't belong.
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