C. J. Box’s “Long Range” opens with an astonishing description of a bullet moving second-by-second toward a human target. But that shot injures the wrong person (or so it appears), and the county’s new sheriff seems clueless or worse. Enter Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett and his falconer friend Nate Romanowski, now with wife and infant in tow.
Like the best books in this long-running series, the plot of “Long Range” is complicated, fast-moving, and populated by nasty public officials and even more sinister outsiders. Joe, as always, seems overmatched. And, if life couldn’t get worse, his mother-in-law Missy turns up.
Figure on a day or two of quick and rewarding reading. Hard to put down.