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- Book 3 of 21 in A Joe Pickett Novel
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“Winterkill proves that Box...is one of the best new voices in the mystery game. [It's] a full-fledged thriller, Wyoming style.”—Rocky Mountain News
“Exquisite descriptions...[Box's] story moves smoothly and suspensefully to the showdown.”—The Washington Post
“The writing is strong, the scenery vivid, and the characters complex.”—Houston Chronicle
“Pickett remains an utterly sympathetic, Gary Cooper-ish hero....A superb mystery series with an urgent message for troubled times.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Box's characters shine as brightly as the environment. Joe is a hero, but he is also quite human....A nice contemporary spin on the old-fashioned western.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
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“One of today’s solid-gold, A-list, must-read writers.”—Lee Child
“Picking up a new C. J. Box thriller is like spending quality time with family you love and have missed...It’s a rare thriller series that has characters grow and change. An exciting reading experience for both loyal fans as well as newcomers.”—Associated Press
“Box is a master.”—The Denver Post
“Box knows what readers expect and delivers it with a flourish.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett strides in big boots over the ruggedly gorgeous landscape of C.J. Box's outdoor mysteries.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Riveting...[A] skillfully crafted page-turner.”—People
“Will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—The Philadelphia Enquirer
About the Author
- ASIN : B000OIZUWQ
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons; Reissue edition (June 29, 2004)
- Publication date : June 29, 2004
- Language : English
- File size : 1073 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 434 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #14,910 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It also has a reliably corrupt political system, in which honest politicians find themselves blindsided and isolated. Like several other western states, it serves as a punishment posting for a number of federal agencies.
All of these things are captured in Winterkill, complete with the damage that the conflict between right and wrong, and politics and reality, can cause.
To write as this author does requires a willingness to acknowledge that reality, even in a beautiful place like Wyoming, has warts. I admire that. To write what he does can even be a tiny bit dangerous. I admire that too.
Long live Joe Pickett.
With the Joe Pickett series I am absolutely hooked and read more than one of his books per week. I've read books one thru 5 in less than four weeks. That should tell you how terrific his books are. He makes you want to keep reading as his style often closes one scene, then opens another that is related, but not necessarily in sequence. I strongly recommend all of C.J. Box's books.
This outing takes place in Twelve Sleep during a particularly hard Wyoming winter. It reminded me of one of my favorites: Winter Prey, an old Lucas Davenport outing by John Sandford (Aside: you should read it!!), which took place in Wisconsin, I think. Anyway, our hero here, Game Warden Joe Pickett, always too honest for his own good, ends up making a pretty good friend this time, which I really liked. There are references to Waco and other Federal screw-ups, which made the issues this time feel even more real. The enemies, however, are plentiful and very evil. The local politics in this series is true to life, hateful, and so depressing. A tragedy at the end had me in horrified tears. C.J. Box pulls no punches. I can't stop thinking about it! Again, if you decide to read this series, be sure to start with #1, Open Season.