BACK OF BEYOND
A damaged but brilliant cop, murdered ex-alcoholic and a father’s fear for his child and demand for justice makes Back of Beyond a well-developed and suspenseful novel of cat, mouse … and murder.
Cop Cody Hoyt is an alcoholic who struggles with sobriety with the help of his AA sponsor. But when Hank’s body is found in the wreckage of his burned home, it looks very clearly like murder to Cody. However, after years of being a screw-up, despite his record, Cody isn’t going to be allowed to investigate a homicide. When the evidence seems to point to a rugged trail through a national park, where his son is riding, Cody races to Yellowstone to save the most important person in his life and find a killer. (MINOTAUR, Aug., 400 pp., $24.99)