Former game warden Pickett is now a special agent reporting directly to the governor. With someone targeting elk hunters, Pickett must head off a potentially deadly showdown when a flamboyant anti-hunting activist rolls in to town.
©2008 C. J. Box; (P)2008 Recorded Books
I'm making my way theough the series, listening on audible narration. Each book is better than the one before; the narrator, David Chandler is a superb narrator, and I'm hoping he performs the entire series.
The author had created believably human characters that, as in life, grow and change as time progresses.
His descriptions of the west are amazingly crafted and transports me back home where I smell the sage and make my heart ache for the magnificent beauty of the area.
What a gift of storytelling Mr Box has, and what skill he had honed as a gift to listeners.
The governor continuer to surround himself with people with questionable character and agendas, and joe is the house cleaner.
So far in this story line the dirt hasn't fallen directly on the governor but the clock continues to tick.
I have joes friend Nate is really getting ready to slip way into the background, and only show up in dire circumstances .
Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
Yes. I love the combo of Box and Chandler. His narration is top notch - portraying Picektt and his friend Nate so well that you will wish you had listened instead of read it yourself once you give it a try.
The plot was fairly intense with a unique perspective into the thoughts of the bad guy. This is a new style of storytelling to the Pickett novels and it works for this story.
I have listened to eight Joe Pickett novels and they are consistently entertaining. Box's strength is that he knows how to move a story along. Other than the occasional chapter spent with Pickett's daughters, the plot is like the arrow of time and always moves forward. Plus Joe is not a flawed hero. I hate listening to stories about one time alcoholics and how they ruined their lives or protagonists with complicated pasts. There are enough complications in real life without having to be confronted with it in my escape fiction. My only concern is what happens when I get to novel number fifteen?
Storyline makes listener stay with it till the end....hard to put down....enjoy authentic references to Wyoming geography.
I think this story would have been more interesting if the author had given the characters more depth. I like to understand what makes people act in the way they do. You can move the plot forward more effectively if the characters, even the bad ones, have a life.
I really enjoyed taking this journey with Joe Picket. The story was a lot of fun and kept me guessing until the very end. I could hardly stop listening.
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
Non-stop action. Plenty of plot twists which were unpredictable. No obvious plot deficits. Great closing.
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