The Highway Quartet

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,639 ratings

Back of Beyond Publisher's Summary

The Edgar® Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone.

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 14 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 takes a closer look at the scene of his friend’s death, it becomes apparent that foul play is at hand. After years of bad behavior with his department, he’s in no position to be investigating a homicide, but this man was a friend and Cody’s determined to find his killer.

When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a multi-day wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park—a pack trip that includes his son Justin—Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer before the group heads into the wild. Among the tourists is 14-year-old Gracie Sullivan, an awkward but intelligent loner who begins to suspect that someone in their party is dangerous. In a fatal cat-and-mouse game, where it becomes apparent the murderer is somehow aware of Cody’s every move, Cody treks into the wilderness to stop a killer hell bent on ruining the only thing in his life he cares about.

©2011 C.J. Box (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Back of Beyond

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cody Hoyt is GREAT!

    • By Terry on 08-09-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • The Highway

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 856
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 766
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 771

    When teenagers Danielle and Gracie Sullivan take a clandestine car trip to visit their friend in Montana, little do they know it's the last time anyone will ever hear from them again. The girls and their car simply vanish. Cody Hoyt, who's just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety, is in no condition to investigate. But his son Justin, who the girls were going to visit, and his former partner, Cassie Dewell, convince him to drive south to their last known location. As Cody makes his way to the remote stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing, Cassie discovers that there have been scores of similar disappearances in the state.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The dark side

    • By Barbara Ganahl on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Badlands

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 803
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743

    Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad - a place people used to be from but were never headed to. Grimstad is now the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Huge C.J. Box fan; this book, however, not so much

    • By Kate on 08-03-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Badlands

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    C. J. Box is back with a masterpiece of suspense set in a time and place that listeners won’t soon forget. Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad - a place people used to be from but were never headed to. Grimstad is now the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals....

    Regular price: $25.30

  • Book 4

    • Paradise Valley

    • A Novel
    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 710
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650

    For three years Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him...once. Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota, sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap, and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By USA Buyer on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $27.99