“Cody was not good and he was incapable of being good, but that didn’t mean he didn’t recognize and revere goodness, and he’d do anything—anything—to protect those blessed with clean, unimpeded wiring. Like his friends the McGuanes, whom he’d helped. Like Hank Winters, whom he’d failed. Like Justin, his miracle son, whom he had to save.”
In Back of Beyond, we meet Cody Hoyt, a small town detective who struggles with life. An alcoholic estranged from his wife and son. Barely able to keep his job. One thing he excels at is detective work, or rather he is dogged when he is on the trail. When a close friend is murdered he is almost unstoppable. Only his vices can get in his way as they often do. When he finds out that his son may be in danger, he shifts into high gear.