In the third adventure in C. J. Box’s engrossing series, Joe Pickett finds himself at the center of a confrontation between a special investigative team and a group of government-hating survivalists camped out on federal land. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Joe lays his life on the line to protect an innocent girl before a wave of violence surges over the Bighorn Mountains.
©2003 C.J. Box (P)2013 Recorded Books
This was a good story. To begin with I did not think that I would be a fan of CJ Box, but I really enjoy his Joe Pickett series.
The explosion of the compound and the death of little April.
Nate Rama..... I enjoyed his characterization. I hope we see or hear from Nate again.
Joe appears to be a good guy who tries to do the right thing regardless of the outcome. Very, very, very few people live life this way.
Joe Pritchard game warden, husband, and father steps out to do his job and law enforcements job in his corner of the world. Along the way he deals with a lot of good guys that are truly bad, and a lot of bad Guys that are not at all as bad as the good guys say the are.
A great story about honor and doing what you say you are going to do
My husband and I really enjoy these stories while driving. They are well written and very descriptive and aren't easy to figure out "who done it" which we like. Unpredictable and very enjoyable.
David Chandler nailed the feel of the story. I originally read this book in print some years back and decided to get caught up on all the Joe Pickett novels so I binged from Open Season all the way through. I love that Mr. Chandler's narration didn't try to add anything to the story, rather he let the story flow and the narration seemed to fade into the background and I found myself following along as if I was reading it myself. I have had other books where poor narration has ruined amazing storytelling. Not the case here.
There are too many character caricatures. I listen to books a great deal. I know that in most fiction you have to suspend some belief. But here you have the protagonist, a game warden, appearing to be the only non-"Barney Fife" enforcement officer in his part of the state.
I've also never seen so many negative images of women in one story line. I'm not sure why every woman including his mother-in-law, primary antagonist, her newswoman, the mother of the foster child, had to be such poor examples.
Then there are the local sheriffs who can't seem to capture anyone while the protagonist gets them all, even though he is not really supposed to be more than an enforcer of game laws. And in spite of the fact that he is constantly being shot at and attacked.
No, I love to read many of the series that are available on Audible; Reacher, Longmire, Spenser, Bosch, etc. Not to mention the many other fiction and non-fiction books available.
I thought he did a nice job.
Good question, but there are too many plot holes and idiosyncrasies to come up with a good answer.
Not really. I had recently returned another book in this series and was just trying to see if that was just a fluke. Unfortunately it was not. Doesn't mean there are others who love it. It just lacked credibility for me, even with a suspension of belief.
Report Inappropriate Content