Synopses & Reviews
New York Timesbestselling writer C. J. Box returns with a thrilling new novel, featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett.
She was gone. Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even moreJoes eighteen-year-old ward, April, has run off with him.
And then comes even worse news: The body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highwayalive, but just barely, the victim of blunt force trauma. It is April, and the doctors arent sure if shell recover. Cates denies having anything to do with itsays she ran away from him, tooand theres evidence that points to another man. But Joe knows in his gut whos responsible. What he doesnt know is the kind of danger hes about to encounter. Cates is bad enough, but Catess family is like none Joe has ever met before.
Joes going to find out the truth, even if it kills him. But this time, it just might.
Praise for Endangered
“Is there a crime-fiction family as fully fleshed out as Joe Picketts? ...Picketts supporting cast—wife Marybeth and daughters Sheridan, Lucy, and April—lends a continuity and grounding to this series that sets it apart from all the lone-wolf stuff out there.”—Booklist
“All the action and suspense of Box's long string of high-country adventures.... One of Joe's best.”—Kirkus Review
Praise for Stone Cold
“[A] superlative outing . . . Box gets everything right: believably real characters, a vivid setting, clear prose and ratcheting tension. Maintaining these standards over 14 novels is more than impressive.”—The Plain Dealer
“Stone Cold features carefully crafted characters who live in the wilds of Wyoming, a setting that Box uses to great effect . . . Box creates a story with an unique premise and takes readers along for a suspenseful, action-filled ride.”—The Denver Post
“Box weaves vivid descriptions of Wyomings landscape and the personal drama of Picketts family into a blistering page-turner.”—Arizona Republic
“In C.J. Box's thrillers, [Wyoming] is a featured character and you get to know its thickly forested mountains, its windy plains and its frontierlike towns . . . [a] fun read.”—Associated Press
“Another exciting read from crime fictions king of the great outdoors.”—Madison County Herald
“The author has proven that he can write good -- no, great - books.”—Wyoming Eagle Tribune
“With each book, Box just gets better. Nonstop action, a twisty plot, and great characters make his latest a must-read for fans of this series.”—Library Journal
“This marks a welcome return to the thing Box does best: putting family man Joe in a dicey situation where, despite his orders to merely observe, his own moral code means he cant help but light the fuse and see where it leads. Being in unfamiliar territory is familiar territory for Pickett, and corrupt-town scenarios are as old as the hills, but Box uses the ploys for maximum suspense.”—Booklist
“Exhilarating . . . Canny Joe uses his wits, taking time to assess the literal and figurative lay of the land.”—Publishers Weekly
"Another superlative outing. Grade A."—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A blistering page-turner."—The Arizona Republic
“Vivid…an accessible, quick, and fun read.”—The Associated Press
“With each book, Box just gets better. Nonstop action, a twisty plot, and great characters make his latest a must-read.”—Library Journal
“Exhilarating…Canny Joe uses his wits, taking time to assess the literal and figurative lay of the land.”—Publishers Weekly
When Earl Alden is found dead, his wife Missy is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his much-disliked mother-in- law. All signs point to her being guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder if everything is as it seems. He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck. Whichever way this goes, it's not going to be good.
A New York Times bestselling "suspenseful, action-filled ride" (The Denver Post) from the author of the Joe Pickett novels...
Everything about the rich stranger is a mystery: the massive, isolated ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming, 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 the truth. But he finds out a lot more than he 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. He doesnt frighten Joe at all.
The other man is another story
About the Author
C.J. Box is the author of fourteen Joe Pickett novels, including Breaking Point, Force of Nature, and Cold Wind, in addition to four stand-alone novels. He has won the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre. 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and is an Edgar Award and L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. He lives in Wyoming.