Back Of Beyond (Cody Hoyt #1)
Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the su ...more
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Box's Joe Pickett series and have liked them all. This book features a new character-
Cody Hoyt. For the first couple of chapters I wasn't likening Cody as much as Joe. It then took off like a rocket! I can't wait for the next one in the series! This book confirms that C.J. Box is one of my favorite authors.
When Cody’s good friend and mentor, Hank Winters, was found burned to death in his little cabin, the signs all sai ...more
This book follows the usual C.J. Box formula of long, slow buildup, followed by 50 to 75 pages of unrelenting, page turning suspense, violence, and mayhem. Though a good adventure, this one requires an extra large serving of "suspension of disbelief". Just sit back and enjoy it. Don't think about it too much, or you'll find yourself saying, ...more
But Box ...more
Now here is the odd thing about this book. Box’s writing is just getting better with every book he writes so this story just flowed beaut ...more
The story starts fast, kind of drags in the middle and ends on a high note. The middle part is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of five.
The story opens when Cody’s good friend and AA mentor, Hank Winters, is found burned to death in his cabin. Everything points to an accidental death or suicide but Hoyt doesn't buy ...more
Cody Hoyt has made a mess of his life; he’s two months sober, divorced, disliked and distrusted by many, and barely sees the son he loves. Things get wo ...more
Now here is the odd thing about this book. Box’s writing is just getting better with every book he writes so this story just ...more
I would assume this to be a bit more Mystery than Thriller but Box was able to evenly blend the two pretty effortlessly. Even though the body count was surprisingly high, it wasn't buck ...more
Cody Hoyt was a brilliant cop. But that was before he was thrown out for breaking the rules and being an alcoholic. By tiny steps, he is trying to work back to his own life, as those of his ex-wife and son. He has now been sober for two months. The murder of his AA sponsor and friend risk his sobriety and, even more, the safety of his life ...more
Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who's fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that. Sober for fourteen years, Hank took pride in his hard-won sobriety and never hesitated to drop whatever he was doing to talk Cody off a ledge. When Cody take ...more
Man oh man oh man! I have read all of Box's books and have especially enjoyed his Wyoming Joe Pickett series. I REALLY enjoyed "Back of Beyond," the first book in a new series.
I liked his main protagonist, alcoholic, troubled Cody Hoyt. Great character development on this character. I felt like I was feeling all his pain and angst. I was identifying with Hoyt so closely that when he was agonizing through nicotine withdrawal, I found myself reaching for a cigarett ...more
Twilight falls on a cold, wet spring day in the mountains of Montana. A cabin smolders in the forest. In the remains of the kitchen, a table set for two; next door, the remains of a single body. Alerted by hikers, Detective Cody Hoyt is called to the scene. While a brilliant cop, Cody is also an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety and it doesn't help that the body in the cabin is his AA sponsor Hank Winters. It looks like the suicide of a man who's fallen off the wagon, but Cody kno...more
Clues lead him to a Yellowstone Outfitter who leads paying guests into Yellowstone by horseback for week-long excursions. For me, this is when the novel was at its best. I loved the diversity of th ...more
Cody is a policeman who has allowed alcohol to rule his life causing many problems for him including the loss of a job in Denver. Now he is back in Montana working for a small police force that does not entirely trust him and his capabilities.
When Cody's AA sponsor dies in a fire he doesn't believe it was an accident. A co ...more
The other thing that I enjoyed is that the author chose to tell the story from three different points of view - a teenage girl, the tour gu ...more