Joe Pickett novels

Author:
Box, C. J
 
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Star rating for Open season
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Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
3.4 stars
Description:
Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden--especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way--is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die...
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Star rating for Savage run
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Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
When a massive blast rocks the forests of Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is called to the scene to help investigate the death of a colorful environmental activist. The case is wrapped up quickly, explained as an environmental publicity stunt gone wrong, but Joe isn't convinced. He soon discovers clues that suggest a deadly conspiracy-one that will test his courage, his survival skills, and his determination to "do the right thing"...
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Star rating for Winterkill
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Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
It's an hour away from darkness, a bitter winter storm is raging, and Joe Pickett is deep in the forest edging Battle mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's detached steering wheel handcuffed to his right and Lamar Garniner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him. Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warn: Get off the mountain. But Joe knows this episode is far from over. Somewhere in the dense...
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Star rating for Trophy hunt
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Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
Game warden Joe Pickett fears the mutilated moose and cattle he comes across are practice for a killer, and he is proven true when two men are found dead with wounds similar to those found on the animals.
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Star rating for Out of range
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Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
Game warden Joe Pickett is attempting to enjoy - all right, survive - his mother-in-law's wedding to a local big-shot rancher when he receives some disturbing news: Will Jensen, a fellow Wyoming game warden and a good friend, has killed himself. And Joe's been picked to temporarily run Jensen's Teton district. Jackson, Wyoming, is a far cry from Joe's hometown of Saddlestring - it's the epicenter for many environmental extremists and an elite playground...
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Star rating for In plain sight
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Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
"Ranch owner and matriarch Opal Scarlett has vanished under suspicious circumstances during a bitter struggle between her sons for control of her million-dollar empire. Joe Pickett is convinced one of them have done her in, and when he becomes the victim of a series of wicked and increasingly violent pranks, Joe wonders if what's happening has less to do with Opal's disappearance than with the darkest chapters of his own past. Whoever is after him...
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Star rating for Free fire
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Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"Attorney Clay McCann admitted to slaughtering four campers in a back-country corner of Yellowstone National Park--a 'free-fire' zone with no residents or jurisdiction. In this remote fifty-square-mile stretch a man can literally get away with murder. Now McCann's a free man, and Pickett's about to discover his motive--one buried in Yellowstone's rugged terrain, and as dangerous as the man who wants to keep it hidden"--Amazon.com. Having recently...
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Star rating for Blood trail
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Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
In the wake of an elk hunter's grisly murder, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is directed by the governor to investigate the relevance of a mysterious poker chip found at the crime scene.
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Star rating for Below zero
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Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's teenage daughter, Sheridan, receives a text message with a staggering implication: that April, the foster daughter thought to have died 6 years ago in a massacre, is still alive. If it really is April who's texting, she's in danger, and for Pickett, the only thing worse than losing her the first time would be losing her again. Pickett must negotiate FBI politics, recruit his fugitive friend Nate Romanowski, and take...
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Star rating for Nowhere to run
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Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
As he prepares to leave his temporary game warden position in Baggs, Wyoming, Joe Pickett investigates strange attacks on campers, a case that is complicated by a missing runner and Joe's fears that he might be killed.
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Star rating for Cold wind
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Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, his wife, Missy, is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his much-disliked mother-in-law, and he's not sure what to do--especially since it looks like Missy is guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up? He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, his estranged friend Nate on...
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Star rating for Force of nature
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Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
He never wanted to tell Joe Pickett about it, but Nate Romanowski always knew trouble was coming out of his past. Now it's here, and it may not only be the battle of his life-but of Joe's. In 1995, Nate was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad when a colleague did something terrible. Now high up in the government, the man is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate knows exactly how he'll do it-by striking at Nate's friends to...
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Star rating for Breaking point
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Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
Joe Pickett investigates the disappearance of a local businessman, who recently had his intended retirement property declared wetlands and is suspected in the murder of two EPA employees.
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Star rating for Stone cold
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Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Investigating allegations about a hit man who lives a life of wealth and secrecy on a remote Wyoming ranch, troubleshooter Joe Pickett discovers two men at the ranch including a ruthless killer and a disturbing person from his past.
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Star rating for Endangered
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Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
"New York Times-bestselling 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 eighteen-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...
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Star rating for Off the grid
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Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Joe Pickett's old friend Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and lying low while the FBI search for him. But they are not the only ones looking for him and Nate finds himself confronting an elite team of special forces soldiers. They're not there to take him in - they say - but to make a deal. They need his help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear....
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Star rating for Vicious circle
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Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect ... The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And, Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them...
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Star rating for The disappeared
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Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
4.2 stars
Description:
"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...
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Star rating for Wolf pack
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Series Volume:
19.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf ... The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back, after his last adventure ... The bad news is that he's come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife--and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose son is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he's asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only...
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Star rating for Long range
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Series Volume:
20.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
After joining the rescue efforts for the victim of a grizzly attack, Joe Picket is called home. Someone is shooting at a prominent local judge, and his wife has been wounded. All signs point to the shots having been taken from an impossibly long distance. How could the shooting have been arranged? And who else is in the cross hairs? When Joe's best friend Nate Romanowski falls under suspicion for the crime, it's a race against the clock to identify...
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Star rating for Dark sky
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Series Volume:
21.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly treks into the wilderness with his high-profile charge. But as they venture into the woods, a man-hunter is hot on their heels, driven by a desire for revenge. Finding himself without a weapon, a horse, or a way to communicate, Joe must rely on his wits and his knowledge of the outdoors to protect himself and his companion....
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Star rating for Shadows reel
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Series Volume:
22.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett and his wife Marybeth make separate discoveries that put the Pickett family in a pair of killers' crosshairs"--
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Star rating for Storm watch
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Series Volume:
23.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett investigates a mysterious death at a secret remote high-tech facility in this riveting new novel from #1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box"--
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Star rating for Three-inch teeth
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Series Volume:
24.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
A rogue grizzly bear has gone on a rampage--killing, among others, the potential fiancé of Joe's daughter. At the same time, Dallas Cates, who Joe helped lock up years ago, is released from prison with a special list tattooed on his skin. He wants revenge on the people who sent him away: the six people he blames for the deaths of his entire family and the loss of his reputation and property. Using the grizzly attacks as cover, Cates sets out to...