Back of Beyond
by C. J. Box
Cody Hoyt is an alcoholic small-town cop who seldom follows the book and who has nothing but contempt for the strutting, small-minded politicians who run law enforcement in Lewis And Clark County, Montana. When his AA sponsor is killed in a cabin blaze, Hoyt goes on a binge that begins with a bottle of Jack Daniels stolen from a hiker’s pack and ends with Hoyt shooting the county coroner. Review at sectionhiker.com.