Search Results: "C.J. Box"


BOOK REVIEW

TROPHY HUNT by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Not this time, though. The fact-based mutilations are so outré you just know the answer's going to be a letdown, and it is—even though Joe and his family sweat out suspenseful duels with a self-styled paranormal expert and a trusted neighbor."
Dead fish and game are only the appetizers for Warden Joe Pickett's biggest problems in his fourth case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BADLANDS by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 2015

"A suspenseful, professional-grade north country procedural whose heroine, a deft mix of compassion and attitude, would be welcome to return and tie up the gaping loose end Box leaves. The unrelenting cold makes this the perfect beach read."
Box takes another break from his highly successful Joe Pickett series (Stone Cold, 2014, etc.) for a stand-alone about a police detective, a developmentally delayed boy, and a package everyone in North Dakota wants to grab.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPEN SEASON by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2001

"First of a welcome new series, though it's hard to imagine tourism-marketing exec Box topping his debut."
Rookie Twelve Sleep County Game Warden Joe Pickett's not much of a shot, and he's been looking like a goat ever since poacher Ote Keeley got the drop on him with his own gun during a routine arrest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF RANGE by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2005

"Joe's fifth case is his best balanced, most deeply felt and most mystifying to date: an absolute must."
Crime-fighting Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett outdoes himself during a temporary transfer from sleepy Saddlestring to fashionable Jackson Hole. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE RUN by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"If the bad guys' posturing makes them just a little too obvious from the beginning, Box still displays a gimlet eye for zealots, hypocrites, and poseurs of every stripe, from gentlemen ranchers to squeamish wolf-huggers—proving that Joe's sizzling debut (Open Season, 2001) was no fluke."
In his time, Stewie Woods was the most active environmental activist imaginable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICIOUS CIRCLE by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Bracingly familiar pleasures expertly packaged. The two families' fraught history, tangled enough to fuel a whole season of high-country soap opera, keeps this installment from being the best place to take the initial plunge into the franchise, but first-timers will be intrigued and fans amply rewarded."
In his 17th adventure, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett (Off the Grid, 2016, etc.) goes another 15 rounds with surviving members of the toxic Cates family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKING POINT by C.J. Box
Released: March 12, 2013

"Its basis in a real-life conflict makes Joe's 13th case one of his most tendentious, but it's Box who makes it one of his most exciting."
Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett, who attracts trouble the way carcasses attract maggots (Force of Nature, 2012, etc.), gets in the line of fire between an old friend and the Feds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Box handles both the set pieces and the longer arc with professional dexterity. The results can't exactly be called memorable, but if you like chases across wide-open spaces, you'll race toward the satisfying climax without caring about anything else."
Box takes another break from the travails of Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Vicious Circle, 2017, etc.) to throw a serial killer at a dogged investigator and vice versa. Read full book review >

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COLD WIND by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2011

"Joe, who insists that 'I'm not on a side,' spends more time than he'd like in rooms with ceilings, but the mystery is strong enough to compensate, and the revelations about wind farms will curl your hair no matter which side you're on."
Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett's fondest dream becomes his worst nightmare when his loathsome mother-in-law is arrested for murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOWHERE TO RUN by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2010

"After an uncharacteristically weak outing (Below Zero, 2009), it's great to see the usual Box strengths—exhilarating landscapes, high adventure, thrilling suspense, surprising moral quandaries—done to a turn."
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's last patrol before he returns to his family and his old posting in Twelve Sleep County leads to another round of tense high-country adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENDANGERED by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2015

"All the action and suspense of Box's long string of high-country adventures, with a solution that's considerably tighter and more satisfying than most of them. One of Joe's best."
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's 15th case takes him through some of the darkest days of his checkered career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK OF BEYOND by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Once again, Box provides the complete suspense package: unobtrusively slick detection, buckets of surprises and mounting thrills, all amid his trademark settings in the majestic high country."
A second standalone from the chronicler of Twelve Sleep County Game Warden Joe Pickett (Cold Wind, 2011, etc.) takes a Montana cop deep into the wilds of Yellowstone National Park in the hope of protecting his teenaged son from a determined killer. Read full book review >