Search Results: "C.J. Box"


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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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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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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STONE COLD by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2014

"Suspenseful yet routine, with oversized bogeymen who seem more menacing than they really are, ethical dilemmas that dissolve under pressure and an ending that tests your tolerance for coincidence. Below average for this splendid yet checkered series."
Joe Pickett's fantastical 14th pits him against a nest of assassins that just happens to include his old pal Nate Romanowski. 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 >

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BLOOD TRAIL by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 2008

"More of a western than a mystery, like most of Joe's adventures, and all the better for the open physical clashes that periodically release the tension between the scheming adversaries."
Wyoming Game and Fish Warden Joe Pickett (Free Fire, 2007, etc.), once again at the governor's behest, stalks the wraithlike figure who's targeting elk hunters for death. 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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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 >