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Publisher's Summary

New York Times - best-selling writer C. J. Box returns with a thrilling new novel featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett.

She was gone. Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even more: Joe's 18-year-old ward, April, has run off with him. And then comes even worse news: The body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway - alive but just barely, the victim of blunt-force trauma.

It is April, and the doctors aren't sure if she'll recover. Cates denies having anything to do with it - says she ran away from him, too - and there's evidence that points to another man. But Joe knows in his gut who's responsible. What he doesn't know is the kind of danger he's about to encounter.

Cates is bad enough, but Cates' family is like none Joe has ever met before. Joe's going to find out the truth even if it kills him. But this time it just might.

©2015 C. J. Box (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Another great Chuck Box book!!!

I have a couple of complaints with this book as well as with all of his books. My first complaint is that his books are so enjoyable it is very hard to stop listening to them. Because of this I lose one night of sleep in order to finish the book. My second complaint is that because it takes less than 24 hours to listen to the book I have to wait another 6 months to a year before the next book is released. Thanks Chuck for another great listen! Love narrator David Chandler!

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Best one yet

Great story line. Loved the crazy family with the mother in complete control of her boys. Crazy at its best.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

I'm a big fan of the CJ Box series and this one did not disappoint. I could not put it down and recommend it to all the Joe Pickett fans. Five stars!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Best in Joe Pickett series yet.

This story line was great and kept you thinking trying to put all the pieces together unit the end. Very good job of blending all the elements and characters.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Another great novel in the Joe Pickett series.

C J Box has kept me very entertained couldn't stop listening. Listened to the whole book non stop.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Best of Box!

I always enjoy the latest Joe Pickett and this one was certainly worth waiting for. The story started off fast and kept going at a breathtaking pace. Yes - Joe ruins another pickup. If you are a Joe Pickett fan this is a five star listen all the way around!

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 07-09-17

Great Addition To The Series

I will not take the time to write about the plot and storyline, as you can read this in the book description or in other reviews. Box continues to demonstrate his knack of satisfying long time readers while giving sufficient 'back story' to those new to this series. I did have one minor disappointment, which unfortunately many of the current mystery writers engage in. Using 'Endangered' as an illustration, Box uses most of the narrative laying out a very complex series of characters and events, which is great. However, as I see with some of my other favorite mystery writers, there is a tendency to 'cram' a great deal of facts and events into the final few pages, which always leaves me wanting. As someone that has read the entire Joe Pickett series, I am a loyal reader and can't wait for the next book to be released. But in this case, I would have liked to see Mr. Box use more pages (and depth of discussion) to describe the ending, and tie up all the loose ends. But even with that, I highly recommend 'Endangered'.

David Chandler was excellent with the delivery of the story

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • C. Telfair
  • Shepherdstown, WV, United States
  • 10-09-15

Pickett Fan

This was my first C.J. Box Joe Pickett mystery. Yet I didn't feel lost, as someone starting a series at the 15th book might well be. These are fully developed characters, and the story is self-contained - it stands on its own without backstories. There's a real sense of place and character - in other words, great writing!

Now I have a lot of catching up to do. I will definitely go back to the first book and look forward to learning more about the Pickett universe. If the 15th book is this fresh and new, I can't go wrong.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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This one is especially good.

I have enjoyed all the Joe Pickett novels. I always enjoy when falconer Nate is part of the story. The women in this story were especially vivid. This is one of the best C. J. Box novels.

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Endangered

Well presented telling about a favorite main character I like to read after having read almost, if not all, of the Joe Pickett series. Extremely well read.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful