Joe Pickett’s friend’s past comes back to haunt everyone he cares about in this “violent, bloody, and quite satisfying thriller”* from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box.
In 1995, Nate Romanowski was in a Special Forces unit abroad when his commander, John Nemecek, did something terrible. Now the high-ranking government official and cold-blooded sociopath is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it—like Nate, who’s hidden himself away in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. And he knows exactly how Nemecek will do it—by targeting Nate's friends to draw him out. That includes his friend, game warden Joe Pickett, and Pickett’s entire family. The only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend. And all their lives could depend on it.
ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL’S BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR
Edgar-winner Box s breakneck 12th Joe Pickett novel (after 2011 s Cold Wind) focuses on Joe s outlaw buddy, Nate Romanowski. Nate s been hiding in the foothills of Wyoming s Bighorn Mountains from cruel and powerful enemies, harmlessly communing with his falcons, except when assisting game warden Joe on a case. Unfortunately, Nate s sociopath former Special Forces commander, John Nemecek, a fellow falconer, comes after him with merciless efficiency and a crew of fanatical thugs, and Nate responds with measured but startling ferocity. When Nemecek begins interrogating and eliminating people connected to Nate, Joe s family members become targets, forcing Joe to decide how far he can go to help his friend. The struggle between loyalty and law has always been at the heart of this series, set far from big-city legal support systems, and it s especially impressive in this superior entry. Author tour.
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Force of Nature
Force of Nature
Another C.J. Box must read. Joe has done it this time. Non-stop thriller. Couldn't put it down.
An Entertaining Thriller
As expected another great book by C J Box. This book, and all the others, are well written, great reads and impossible to put down. Please keep writing about Joe and Nate and the beautiful countryside.