"Grade A...page-flying suspense with superior character portrayal...a great adventure."

Combining page-flying suspense with superior character portrayal, Box again takes his readers into the wilderness, but not with series protagonist warden Joe Pickett. "Back of Beyond" is a stand-alone thriller featuring Cody Hoyt, an alcoholic Montana cop. Called to a remote cabin where he finds his Alcoholic Anonymous sponsor dead in an arson murder, Hoyt will end up in an Agatha Christie-like elimination hunt in Yellowstone Park, where his son Justin is also in danger. This is a great adventure, pitting indifferent nature against modern attitudes. Box is an Edgar Award winner for 2008's "Blue Heaven." Grade: A

Cleveland Plain Dealer