Search Results: "C.J. Box"


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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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SHOTS FIRED by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Box generally avoids whodunits and surprises; the title story's subtitle gives away its principal revelation. But if you're looking for rising tension played out against spectacular natural scenery, nobody does it better."
Ten stories—three never before published—from the best-selling creator of Wyoming Game and Fish Warden Joe Pickett (Stone Cold, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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OFF THE GRID by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Even though you just know Box isn't going to put an end to his highly successful franchise by blowing his lead characters to kingdom come, you can't help turning the pages and holding your breath until you find out where this scary, all-too-plausible caravan is heading."
Terrorists, libertarians, and wild cards duke it out in game warden Joe Pickett's Wyoming. Read full book review >

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IN PLAIN SIGHT by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2006

"Despite an encore roster of perps and felonies that plays like a Greatest Hits list from Joe's first five adventures, Box continues to write the sharpest suspensers west of the Pecos."
After an eventful trip to Jackson Hole (Out of Range, 2005), Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett is back in Twelve Sleep County for a homecoming that's anything but homey. Read full book review >

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BLUE HEAVEN by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2008

"Dropping the whodunit element that's always been the weakest part of Pickett's cases, Box alternates violence with surprising tenderness in a suspenseful tour de force."
All hell breaks loose in Kootenai Bay, Idaho, after two children on a fishing trip witness an execution in this stand-alone from the chronicler of Game Warden Joe Pickett (Free Fire, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >