Tighter writing construction and better character development.
No... I feel time could be better spent with other novels.
The environmental aspect of the story line was worthwhile and the descriptions of the landscape otherwise the action drug along especially in the middle sections
My brother, a tree-hugging liberal, tuned me in to the Joe Pickett novels. Joe Pickett is more politically neutral than my brother, in an inter-mountain west outdoor-loving sort of way. Joe doesn't hunt but doesn't demonize those who do, and he enjoys meat as a part of his diet. If there are any Democrats in his portion of Wyoming, you wouldn't need to take your shoes off to get an accurate census count, and you wouldn't count Joe as one of that rare Wyoming breed, but if Joe chose to never vote that wouldn't surprise me. All of his family, the protagonists, are three-dimensional and seem worth caring about, a prerequisite for any series of novels. The narration is excellent, and the stories are interesting. Having now finished the first 2 books in this series I feel comfortable giving this author and this series my highest recommendation.
Interesting detail on the "eco" movement , it's militancy and the counter militancy against it.
I like the way the author weaves the impact of
restoring natures balance and ties in the history of the old west.
This is a satisfying story. I love the characters of Joe Pickett and his family. This story pulls in someone from Mary Beth's past in an interesting way. I especially enjoy the descriptions of Wyoming's natural landscape and its beauty. The plot moves at a good pace. If you liked the first book in the series, you will like this one too. I'm about to download the next one.
Journey, Family relations
finding Indian trail
only 1, I thought this story was more well rounded
sitting on edge , but I trust Joe to come thru. Glad he finally learned to shoot, or was that just luck.
I enjoy the family and the country he travels.
My mom taught me to read when i was 3 and i've been reading ever since. I LOVE to read and now 'listen' to books.
I like this series a lot but can't always stomach how kind and trusting the man is. He is a good man and tries to believe in people but surely he didn't make it to the age he is with a wife and 3 children, a hopeless set of parents and a law enforcement job without learning SOMETHING about human nature!! I will continue reading them and I will re-read them over time but I sure hope he grows a set in the meantime!!
I'm a big fan of Joe Pickett. You end up liking the guy so much you want to scream when you see him stumbling into a trap. It's an interesting twist that the hero ends up liking a guy he thought he'd hate. CJ Box has created the perfect sociopathic antagonist. The ending is contrived in the extreme but the book won a bunch of awards so who am I to judge?
The villain is relentless and totally without mercy.
Chandler is a master of voices, giving the right touch to all the characters.
When Joe Pickett starts liking Stuey, an old boyfriend of his wife.
One of the best of the series.