The Red Desert of Wyoming is a beautiful and punishing place for anybody, even for game warden Joe Pickett and his friend Nate Romanowski in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller...
Nate is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They’re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming’s Red Desert, and in return they’ll make Nate’s criminal record disappear.
But they are not what they seem, as Nate’s friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just might be something that takes them all down—including Nate and Joe.
Bestseller Box's 16th Joe Pickett adventure (after 2015's Endangered) opens with some of the sweetest words any true fan of the series could hope to see: "Nate Romanowski knew trouble was on the way when he saw the falcon's wings suddenly flare in the distance." The best Joe Pickett novels are those that prominently feature Nate, the original off-the-grid freeman, and Nate dominates at least half of this yarn, while Joe's equally fine alternating chapters lead to their inevitable crossing of paths late in the story. The action involves elements as disparate as a killer grizzly bear, noxious government agents with nearly limitless power, a Julian Assange type activist with a messiah complex, Wyoming's irrepressible Governor Rulon, and one of the most brutal bands of terrorists you would never want to find on American soil. A master at managing multiple plot lines, Box brings them all together for a nerve-wracking climax that rivals The Wild Bunch for utter havoc. With this exceptional entry, Box solidifies his place at the upper level of the crime fiction pantheon. Author tour.
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Off The Grid
A good suspense novel at some point must be at least slightly believable. This one is so full of blatantly ridiculous coincidences and incredulous plot turns that it should be classified a fantasy. That plus the fact that there is an extreme right wing anti federal government slant that permeates and poisons the entire story motivated me to write my first book review ever. Unless you are one of the moronic militia men who occupied the federal property in Utah you will not enjoy this book.
Good storytelling, accurate technical info, but slightly fantastical. Character narratives read like bad acting at times.
Off the grid
Too far left- totally un- believable! Worst book I have read of his. He needs to stick to conventional mysteries of believable things in the Bighorns along the Tongue River valley.