This is only the fourth book in the series, and posibly I enjoyed it just a tad less than the others. It's still about four stars for me, though, and I already put the next on on my Kindle. This outing deals with horrifying mutilations of cattle and later, people. Joe does his thing, investigating even though he is treated badly by the Sheriff and some others. He is bullied, really, and I always feel so bad for him. But I love what his great wife, Marybeth, tells him: “You’re better than tough, Joe. You’re good. I’ll stick with good.” Just how I feel, too! I also love Joe's relationship with his children, especially the oldest, Sheridan. This is a very well written series, and the characters are so real, we feel we know them. Many readers didn't care for this outing because there's some question of paranormal involvement, but I think that, too, is realistic in today's world, even in Wyoming. Each book is complete and can stand on its own - never a cliffhanger - and I absolutely love that. When I sit down with a Joe Pickett story, I know there will be an ending with the plot ends tied up. Thak you, C.J. Box!