Treasure State

Author: C.J. Box
Investigator Cassie Dewell--now the lead character in this year's most sensational TV crime show, Big Sky, from Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley--is headed to Anaconda, Montana, in search of a slippery con man who has disappeared somewhere in the "treasure state". A wealthy California divorcee has accused him of absconding with her entire fortune, and wants Cassie to find him and get it back. But Anaconda, a quirky former copper mining town, is the perfect place to reinvent yourself, and as the case develops, Cassie begins to wonder if her client is telling her everything. Between searching for the con man and a second case, that of a rumored buried treasure somewhere in the vicinity that has led to a cutthroat competition among adventure-seeking treasure-hunters, Cassie has her hands full.
Treasure State (Highway #6)


A perfect fit for anyone in search of a finely crafted mystery wrapped in a thriller, C.J. Box’s Treasure State is as good as it gets. Trust me, you won’t find a better book hitting stores this fall than this one.

Publisher's Weekly (starred review): 

The story culminates with one of Box’s most satisfying payoffs.

Booklist (starred review):

The tension runs high...This is her sixth outing, following The Bitterroots (2019), and the best yet.

Associated Press:

The author does a fine job of developing his characters, especially the conman whose charm and sex appeal are so irresistible that even Cassie fights the urge to be drawn to him.

New York Journal of Books:

Treasure State is an action-packed page turner, with enough peeks into the minds of the local villains that the threat level to Cassie Dewell rises swiftly. Box, a Wyoming author, clearly enjoys setting up his neighboring state in a plot that threads together its mining history, its modern-day industrial power and crime, and an irresistible treasure hunt. When the cases all come clear at last, a highly satisfying conclusion wraps up this rattling good read.

Shelf Awareness:

Box's carefully layered plotting and expert storytelling shine in Treasure State...Treasure State marks a most welcome return of the fearless Cassie, who, before this, appeared in The Bitterroots and whose adventures have been adapted to television's Big Sky. The refreshing appearance of characters from previous novels in the series adds depth to Treasure State.