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Below Zero (Joe Pickett Novels)by C J Box
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The thrilling new Joe Pickett novel from the New York Times–bestselling author.
Critics called Force of Nature an“amazing” (Associated Press), “outstanding” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), “warp speed . . . showdown between good and evil” (The Denver Post). “This is the best Box I’ve ever read, and I’ve read them all” (Library Journal).
Breaking Point, however, takes Joe Pickett into uncharted territory. The question is: What will he do when he gets there?
It was always good to see Butch Roberson, Joe thought—a hardworking, upright local business owner whose daughter was friends with his own. Little did he know that when he talked to Butch that day in the forest, the man was about to disappear. He was heading into the mountains to scout elk, he said, but instead he was running. Two EPA employees had just been murdered, and all signs pointed to him as the killer.
As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard more of the story—about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. About the penalties they charged him when he balked, new ones piling up every day, until the family was torn apart . . . and finally, it seems, the man just cracked.
It was an awful story. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he begins to wonder—and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted. Powerful forces want Roberson not just caught but dead—and the same goes for anyone who stands in their way.
Every man reaches his breaking point. Joe Pickett may just have reached his.
It's an unassuming phone message: "Tell Sherry April called," but the Pickett family is shaken to the core. Sherry is Joe Pickett's oldest daughter. April is his foster daughter who was killed in a murder, arson spree. April couldn't have survived the mas
National bestselling author Box returns with a vengeance in this pulse-pounding new novel featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. This relentlessly paced powder keg of a thriller could be Box's best to date.--"Publishers Weekly."
From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well—and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there.
Over the course of eighteen books, C. J. Box has been consistently hailed for his brilliant storytelling and extraordinary skills at creating character, suspense, and a deep sense of place. All of those strengths are in the ten riveting stories—three of them never before published—that make up Shots Fired.
In One-Car Bridge,” one of four Joe Pickett stories, Pickett goes up against a just plain mean” landowner, with disastrous results, and in Shots Fired,” his investigation into the radio call referred to in the title nearly ends up being the last thing he ever does. In Pirates of Yellowstone,” two Eastern European tough guys find out what it means to be strangers in a strange land, and in Le Sauvage Noble,” the stranger is a Lakota in Paris who enjoys playing the noble savage” for the French women—until he meets Sophie. Then he discovers what savage” really means.
Shots Fired is proof once again why Box is a force to be reckoned with” (The Providence Journal-Bulletin).
The electrifying new Joe Pickett novel from the New York Timesbestselling author.
Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the mans wealth comes from killing people.
Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than hed bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The other is new—but Joe knows him all too well. The first man doesnt frighten Joe. The second is another story entirely.
About the Author
C. J. Box is the author of five Joe Pickett novels, and has won the Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry awards. He has also been an Edgar Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. A Wyoming native, Box serves on the board of directors for Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
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