<h2>Investigator Cassie Dewell is thrust into the middle of a gang war in the crime series that inspired <i>Big Sky</i>.</h2><p><b>Can one woman tame them? </b></p><p>30º below zero, but Grimstad – like hell – hasn't frozen over. The town in the middle-of-nowhere has struck oil. As oil flows out, men and money flow in. With them comes organized crime.</p><p>Cassie Dewell, Grimstad's newly appointed deputy sheriff, has been thrust into the middle of a brutal gang war that's leaving bodies scattered across town.</p><p>Cassie knows she's in over her head. But one witness keeps turning up at her crime scenes: a 12-year-old boy with a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And he might just be the key to her survival.</p>
<p>Pipelines snake over icy prairie, gas flares light the night sky – the town in the middle-of-nowhere has struck oil and as oil flows out, men and money flow in. With them comes organized crime. Investigator Cassie Dewell is thrust into the middle of a gang war.</p>
'Solid-gold A-list must-read'
'A suspenseful, professional-grade north country procedural whose heroine, a deft mix of compassion and attitude, would be welcome to return'
'The characters in <i>Badlands</i> are finely drawn and display interesting layers to their personalities. Even the bad guys doing ruthless and horrible things are made fascinating'
<p>Book 2 in the series that inspired the HBO and Disney+ series BIG SKY – now with a new cover look.</p>
<p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and Edgar and Barry Award-winner.</p>
<p>Box is translated into 27 languages, and has sold more than 500,000 C.J. Box books sold in the UK to date.</p>
<p>MARKET: Harlan Coben; Linwood Barclay. </p>