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The Resource Badlands, C. J. Box

Badlands, C. J. Box

Label
Badlands
Title
Badlands
Statement of responsibility
C. J. Box
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard lives with his single mother in a small North Dakota town that was once just a stopover on the way to The Badlands but has recently boomed and become the heart of the Bakken Oil Field. Even though Kyle has been written off by everyone as "slow" and "learning disabled," he has dreams and deeper thoughts than anyone can imagine. He wants to get out of town, take care of his mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident where a mysterious bundle flies out and he thinks his fortunes might have changed. The bundle is filled with money and packets of white powder. His mother's boyfriend, T-Lock, tells him it is worth hundreds of thousands and Kyle shouldn't tell anyone. He, T-Lock, will handle it for all of them. Cassie Dewell (The Highway) is the new deputy sheriff in town and the only female in the department. In this newly rich town where men outnumber women twenty-to-one, the police need all the help they can get. With oil comes money. With money comes drugs. With drugs comes violent gangs wanting to corner the market and infiltrate the cops. When the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, Cassie realises she may be in over her head. She becomes the target of someone who is leaving body parts where she is most likely to find them. As she is propelled on a collision course with a murderous enemy, she finds that the key to it all might come in the most unlikely form: an undersized twelve-year-old boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn't belong. Badlands is a masterpiece of suspense, detailing family dynamics and small-town politics in a time and place like no other
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Summary
Thanks to a massive oil discovery, once-dying Grimstad, North Dakota has become a sprawling boom town full of newcomers and new houses -- plus drugs, gangs, and violence. Twelve-year-old paperboy Kyle Westergaard, witnesses a vehicle fatally force another car off the road and snatches up a mysterious bag that falls out of it at the scene. The police say it's a single-car accident -- and Kyle learns that bag is something a lot of people want. Narrated by both Kyle and deputy sheriff Cassie Dewell (readers of The Highway will remember her), this atmospheric novel brims with suspense and action. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430710
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Box, C. J
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cassie Dewell novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Policewomen
  • City and town life
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug dealers
  • Gangs
  • Traffic accidents
  • Witnesses
  • North Dakota
Target audience
adult
Label
Badlands, C. J. Box
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055098063
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781781852859
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915509740
Label
Badlands, C. J. Box
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055098063
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781781852859
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915509740

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