In this New York Times bestseller, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is determined to find out who put his daughter’s life in danger—even if it kills him.
Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, and now he has even more—Joe’s eighteen-year-old daughter, April, has run off with him. And then comes even worse news: She has been found in a ditch along the highway—alive, but just barely, the victim of blunt force trauma. Cates denies having anything to do with it, 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’s family is like none Joe has ever met.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Like his straight-arrow hero Joe Pickett, C. J. Box’s prose is cool and clear. In the 15th book of this riveting thriller series set in the bracing wilds of Wyoming, Box investigates the brazen slaughter of a flock of endangered birds while dealing with a personal tragedy that shatters his composure. Full of twists and turns, Endangered is a deeply satisfying page-turner.
In bestseller Box's solid 15th novel featuring Joe Picket (after 2014's Stone Cold), the Wyoming game warden faces a crime far too close to home. The sheriff tells him that his foster daughter, April, has been beaten and left for dead in a ditch; Joe's reaction to the alarming news is an unequivocal "I'm going to kill Dallas Cates," a dazzling local rodeo champion last seen running off with April. As April lies in a medically induced coma, Joe has to balance his personal crisis with an environmental one: finding the poachers who slaughtered a flock of 21 sage grouse, a species approaching endangered status. Meanwhile, the FBI is tracking the every move of Joe's old friend Nate Romanowski, who went on the run in Stone Cold. Some of the plot devices stretch credulity, and the dialogue isn't as crisp as usual, but the story carries the day.
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I have enjoyed two of Box's books. They have an outstanding plot, never stop moving and are a joy to read.
THIS BOOK IS WORTH READING.
I read all 15 Joe Pickett novels over the past three or four months. Once I read the first one, I could not stop. These books combine the mountains, wildlife and nature with a great detective story and heroic, yet wonderfully flawed characters. Endangered was one of the best, combining in a terrific story all of the elements of a great C.J. Box novel. If you are thinking about reading Endangered as your first Pickett story, stop. Start with the first one and work your way forward one at a time. It is a great ride.
Had me guessing the whole time! Couldn't wait to to read further. A must read, I wish it had a longer ending but can't complain much with an ending like that 👍🏽👍🏽