Synopses & Reviews
Joe Pickett always liked Butch Robersona hardworking local business-owner whose daughter is friends with his own. Little does he know that when Butch says he is heading into the mountains to scout elk, he is actually going on the run.
Two EPA employees have been murdered, and all signs point to Butch as the killer. Soon, Joe hears of the land Butch and his wife had bought to retire onuntil they are told the EPA declared it a wetlandand the penalties they charged Butch until the family was torn apart by debt. Finally, it seems, the man just cracked.
Its an awful story. But is it the whole story? The more Joe investigates, the more he begins to wonderand the more he finds himself in the middle of a war in which he must choose sides.
“An explosive thriller that careens from one unpredictable twist to another.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Its the best installment yet in an already rich series.
About the Author
C. J. Box is the author of thirteen Joe Pickett novels and three stand-alones, and has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38. His most recent Joe Pickett novel, Force of Nature, debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. He lives outside Cheyenne, Wyoming, with his family.