By C. J. Box

Grimstad, North Dakota - a spot humans was once from, yet have been by no means headed to - has struck oil. As pipelines snake around the prairie, oil flows out and males and funds movement in. And with them, comes crime. North Dakota's new oil capital has a major legislation and order challenge and newly certified detective Cassie Dewell has simply been assigned as its deputy sheriff.

Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard is certainly one of Grimstad's paperboys. even supposing Kyle has been written off because the 'slow' child, he has desires deeper than someone can think - he desires to get out of city, look after his alcoholic mom, and provides them a greater lifestyles. whereas supplying newspapers, he witnesses a automobile coincidence and now has funds and many white powder in his possession.

With the temperature shedding to 30 under and a gang conflict heating up, Cassie fears she can be in over her head however the key to all of it will are available the main not likely shape: an undersized boy on a motorcycle who retains exhibiting up the place he doesn't belong.

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In der Zwischenzeit rief er seine Mails ab und sah, dass seine Tochter geschrieben hatte. Oh, Mist! Er spürte, wie Entsetzen in ihm aufstieg. Bitte, flehte er insgeheim, hoffentlich hat sie nicht abgesagt! Er öffnete die Mail. Daddy, Änderung des Treffpunkts: Bob’s Caff in der Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park. Bis später, Ally. Bob’s Caff? Bob’s Caff? In Finsbury Park? Was war denn nicht in Ordnung mit dem Tisch, den er im The Richoux reserviert hatte? Aber wenigstens hatte sie nicht abgesagt. Gott, warum sah er sie in der letzten Zeit so selten?

Für Oxford, gratulierte er sich selbst und genoss die beiden Silben in seinem Kopf. Aber – wie ein Kind zog er die Nase kraus – diese Bastarde. Grässliche Kerle. In Oxford war es wieder genauso wie im Kinderheim. Subtiler zwar, aber ich war trotzdem der Prügelknabe, der Außenseiter. Na ja, seht mich jetzt an. Ich bin wahrscheinlich wohlhabender als mein gesamtes College und all seine lebenden Alumni zusammen. Und wie viele Menschen auf dieser Welt hatten wohl schon – anonym – fast hundert Millionen Pfund für wohltätige Zwecke gespendet?

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