Search Results: "C.J. Box"


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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 >

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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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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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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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FORCE OF NATURE by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"The secret is preposterous but serviceable, and the strenuously unnuanced story moves like greased lightning. Box has done much better work, but this high-casualty actioner is just fine."
The dark past from which Nate Romanowski's hidden for so long and so successfully finally catches up with him and his friend, Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Cold Wind, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 2013

"Box handles this foolproof formula with complete assurance, keeping the pot at a full boil until the perfunctory, anticlimactic and unsatisfactory ending."
The creator of Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Breaking Point, 2013, etc.) works the area around Yellowstone National Park in this stand-alone about a long-haul trucker with sex and murder on his mind. 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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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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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 >