It's Joe Pickett's last week as a temporary game warden in the mountain town of Baggs, Wyoming, but his conscience won't let him leave without checking out the strange reports coming from the wilderness: camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered. What awaits him is like something out of an old campfire tale, except this story is all too real-and all too deadly.
Inspired by a real-life Wyoming game warden's encounter with sinister mountain-man twin brothers, Edgar-winner Box's outstanding 10th Joe Pickett novel (after Below Zero) takes Pickett into darker territory than ever before. Pickett's eerie last patrol as a temporary game warden in a remote mountainous area turns into a savage brush with death, followed by a crisis of conscience that drives the decent Pickett back into the same mountains to rescue Diane Shober, an Olympic runner who vanished there and to bring Caleb and Camish Grim, twin brothers suspected of poaching (and maybe worse) to justice. Box inexorably builds Joe's harrowing personal quest into a complex meditation on human greed and government corruption. A lone black wolf, possibly Box's symbol for the wilderness within and without the human soul, tracks Joe throughout this terrible, beautiful tale of courage and compassion and culpability. Author tour.
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Nowhere to Run
Entertaining, but largely not believable...even for fiction. Main character doesn't act like an experienced woodsman or LE official. He just sort of fumbles his way through the book.
I've read 9 Joe Pickett books in a row ,each one keeps getting better than the last.. Highly recommend anyone to start at open season and read them all . Cj box has a rare talent
Fast easy read. High entertainment value. I thought it was one of Box's better stories. So much better to read a nicely written book than to watch a movie or tv show. I liked the ending.