By C. J. Box
Grimstad, North Dakota - a spot humans was from, yet have been by no means headed to - has struck oil. As pipelines snake around the prairie, oil flows out and males and funds move in. And with them, comes crime. North Dakota's new oil capital has a major legislations and order challenge and newly certified detective Cassie Dewell has simply been assigned as its deputy sheriff.
Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard is one in all Grimstad's paperboys. even if Kyle has been written off because the 'slow' child, he has desires deeper than an individual can think - he desires to get out of city, look after his alcoholic mom, and provides them a greater lifestyles. whereas providing newspapers, he witnesses a automobile coincidence and now has cash and many white powder in his possession.
With the temperature shedding to 30 under and a gang battle heating up, Cassie fears she can be in over her head however the key to all of it will are available the main not going shape: an undersized boy on a motorcycle who retains displaying up the place he doesn't belong.
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Reasonably secure. Public phone. ’’ The location mattered, because governments monitor certain public phones—the ones near embassies and police stations, for example, and those in the lobbies of higher-end hotels, to which the nearby lazy can be counted on to repair for their ‘‘private’’ conversations. ‘‘You’re still in Tokyo,’’ he said. ’’ ‘‘I’ve got things rigged so that I can see the originating number and location of calls that come in to my apartment. It’s what nine-one-one uses in the States.
I saw him blush again, at my use of the word and the assumption behind it. But I didn’t care how he referred to these new feelings in his own mind. I know what it’s like to live walled off, isolated, and then suddenly, unbelievably, to have that pretty girl you’d longed for returning the feeling. It changes your priorities. Hell, it changes your damn values. I smiled bitterly, thinking of Midori. Then, as if reading my mind, he said, ‘‘There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you. ’’ ‘‘A few months ago I got a letter.
There was also an implicit threat. But Tatsu had a soft spot for me that kept him from being too direct. Otherwise, he would have dispensed with all the win-win, we’re old pals bullshit and would have just told me that if I didn’t cooperate he’d share my current name and address with my old friends at Christians In Action. Which he could very easily do. ‘‘I thought you wanted me to retire,’’ I said again, knowing I’d already lost. He reached into his breast pocket and took out a manila envelope.
Badlands (Cassie Dewell, Book 2) by C. J. Box