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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two cases to contend with, both of them lethal, in the electrifying new novel from the number-one New York Times best-selling author.

Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. Who is blocking the falconers and why? 

The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Is it because of the missing woman or because he's become Nate's advocate? Or are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he'd imagined.

©2018 C. J. Box (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Sheridan takes a lover!

Joe and Nate have multiple, wild, death-defying adventures all over the state of Wyoming! And Marybeth gets to stay home and do research on the web! What's wrong with this picture?
The 18th book in the Joe Pickett series is full of C.J. Box's usual creativity. Truly, Joe and Nate are all over the place, defying the governor, tracking down a British celebrity who has disappeared from sight, solving the murders of an unknown number of eagles, discovering the extent of the largest wind farm in the world in the mountains of Wyoming, and on and on. Typical Western characters populate the usual small towns, with all their quirkiness on view. Sheridan gets a job in one of the fanciest dude ranches anywhere, and she gets involved with the lead cowboy, whose name is -are you ready? Lance! CJ has never been much for symbols. As if to make it more obvious and lowdown, so to speak, two of the grungiest farriers (horse couturiers) in the entire Wild, Wild West irritate Sheridan by calling him "Lance Romance!" Are we having fun yet?
I'll be serious. The book is once again delightful. We have come to know the entire Pickett clan very well, and when Nate Romanowski shows up the family is complete. Nate is the prototypical John Wayne-like man of few words, who packs the most ferocious handgun in recorded history. It is nigh-on impossible to keep the characters and/or the plots straight. Mr. Box manages to keep us turning page after page (how does that work in an audiobook?) while the adventures just fly by. The descriptions of winter are just fascinating. Snow piles up in gigantic piles as big as houses. Temperatures drop to the point at which icicles form in Joe's nose. Lucy sings beautifully at a high school play. Honestly, you can't tell the players without a scorecard. How Mr. Box manages to keep all of this straight is anybody's guess. I stopped trying after a while and just went along for the ride. It's a lot of fun, even if it is beginning to get the slightest bit repetitive. After so many books, this would be hard to avoid. I recommend basically all of these books. Fun is to be had.

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Can't wait

I think waiting for another Joe Picket novel is like waiting for Thanksgiving dinner... It takes forever but oh my goodness it's worth the wait! See you next year! 😊

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Another fantastic Pickett novel

This is another fun, exhilarating listen by CJ Box. David Chandler has narrated the entire series, and he does a fantastic job. Joe Pickett's friend Nate makes a reappearance, as he does in most novels and never fails to disappoint. What impresses me most about CJ Box is how well he develops his characters. He can develop a character like Clancy, but in 1/3 the amount of pages. Great audiobook. Highly recommended!

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Great book!

Can’t wait for the next Joe, Nate and the crew adventure!! Great job Mr Box 👍🏼👍🏼

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Couldn’t stop listening!!

Mr. Box does it again! What a great story and David Chandler is the master narrator!

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Another Great Book from CJ Box

Absolutely loved this book! A Joe Pickett novel.... If you have followed this series that takes place in Wyoming, you won't want to miss "The Disappeared"

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great story

I really enjoy joe pickett but this would have prfered the old story teller, the new reader is awful

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Hey

Do you want fish for dinner?- Nate Romanowski

Great Listen, as usual. Thanks Mr. Box.

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Can't go wrong with A Joe Pickett story!

Very well written! Story was believable! Enjoyed it and look forward to the next Pickett adventure! Narrator was awesome!

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Good story as always

I enjoyed it, great narrator too! All books in this series are so good! I recommend them all!

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