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“London has its Sherlock Holmes...but Wyoming has Joe Pickett.”—New West
“Outstanding...[A] terrible, beautiful tale of courage and compassion and culpability.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Box is a skillful writer and plot-spinner with plenty of wily surprises up his...sleeve....A thoroughly entertaining mystery.”—Chicago Tribune
“Ranks with his best...Readers should take note of their surroundings before opening this book: once they start reading, they won't know what hit them.”—Booklist (starred review)
More Praise for the C. J. Box and the Joe Pickett novels
“One of today’s solid-gold, A-list, must-read writers.”—Lee Child
“Picking up a new C. J. Box thriller is like spending quality time with family you love and have missed...It’s a rare thriller series that has characters grow and change. An exciting reading experience for both loyal fans as well as newcomers.”—Associated Press
“Box is a master.”—The Denver Post
“Box knows what readers expect and delivers it with a flourish.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett strides in big boots over the ruggedly gorgeous landscape of C.J. Box's outdoor mysteries.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Riveting...[A] skillfully crafted page-turner.”—People
“Will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—The Philadelphia Enquirer
About the Author
- ASIN : B003NX75MC
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons; 1st edition (April 6, 2010)
- Publication date : April 6, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 1195 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 368 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,020 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Nowhere to Run has longer scenes than most of the other books in the series. With some interludes, a couple of long-range wilderness patrols by Wyoming's most famous game warden cover many of the pages of the novel. Interesting characters abound and the wild men who become the target of Pickett's searches are fascinating characters. As usual, Box returns to one of his frequent themes - this time governmental over-reach - to tie a ripping good tale into a current issue sharply dividing the country (though with most of the denizens of Wyoming on one side of the issue).
I was surprised in the beginning to have fallen in love with this series because I don't generally like 'family' stories but I sure liked this family.
I highly recommend CJ Box and his Joe Pickett. I'd just love to sit down with him and talk about he crafted this character! Please read this series-you won't be disappointed.
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Joe is still in the wilderness, literally, after his last outing, but his banishment from his re-extended family to Baggs, was about to be over with his reassignment to Twelve Sleep County and home.
All he needed to do was set out and complete one final check of the district around Baggs on horseback, to investigate the case of the missing and butchered elk, or, he could have just finished some paperwork......
Part of me was mouthing, `do the paperwork Joe, go home to Marybeth and the girls...' but then I knew that was impractical and it wouldn't make for compelling reading. So, Joe riding Buddy with Blue Roanie trailing with his equipment sets off into the Sierra Madre of Southern Wyoming and as usual all hell breaks loose.
Joe Pickett is one stubborn man. If he come across someone hunting or fishing it doesn't matter to him as long as they have the correct permits and they have those permits on them, if they don't, they get a ticket, end off, no discussion.
Maybe if Joe hadn't been so stubborn when he came across a strange looking guy in the mountains who was fishing in a cirque, and after telling himself that the guy was strange and `threatening' and if he wasn't so stubborn, he might just have kept riding on bye, telling the guy to get a permit as soon as he got back to town...
But Joe was stubborn and sworn to uphold the law and he just couldn't let it go....
Joe loses everything, his horses, his gear, his guns and his dignity and only barely manages to escape with his life after discovering that there was not one `strange and threatening' guy, but two, identical twins and they don't want no government man interfering in their simple way of life.
Having followed Joe's exploits over the years you feel so helpless at seeing him so powerless and hating the brothers for what they are doing to him. You find yourself fearing that Marybeth and the girls are going to be left to cope on their own and we have finally reached the end of the trail with Joe Pickett, Wyoming Game Warden, who after all these years can still barely hit the side of a tree with his Glock handgun; cursing at him for never getting better with it, relying on the spray of his shotgun, which he has lost...
The brothers are the archetypical anti-heroes, nasty and mean without one redeeming feature and you find yourself despising them throughout but , Mr Box has one or two surprises left in store for us and as you quickly turn the pages trying to keep up with the pace of the story as it unfolds over 10 days in late summer, you find that your sympathies are stretched to breaking point, and may well shift., as the climax explodes on to the pages in the most unexpected of ways ..... You will not be disappointed.
Nowhere to Run, has all the usual suspects coming in and out Nate Romanowski, who finds his loyalties tested. Governor Rulon who is giving Joe back his life but as usual, Joe's honesty and integrity finds the Governor wishing that he could find an even remoter out post to lose Joe in. and FBI Special Agent Coon finds his cohunes. Marybeth is in trouble with the girls growing up; Sheridan is now 18, sheesh I remember when she was just a baby, it seems like yesterday and Lucy and the newly reunited April Keeley back into the family wasn't exactly the bed of roses everyone thought it was going to be and of course Missy Alden, ne Van Bruen, nee, nee, nee, Marybeth's mother who kept trading up for richer and more powerful husbands is here too annoying every one. Box also throws in some humour too, to lighten the mood from time to time. Dave Farkus `Shut up Dave' doesn't get tired, although if I was one of the 4 men in black I would probably have shot him after the first stupid sentence out of his mouth, but then I suppose I wouldn't have laughed every time he appeared and that's why Mr Box writes and I don't ....
Book 1 - Open Season √
Book 2 - Savage Run √
Book 3 - Winterkill √
Book 4 - Trophy Hunt √
Book 5 - Out of Range √
Book 6 - In Plain Sight √
Book 7 - Free Fire √
Book 8 - Blood Trail √
Book 9 - Below Zero √
Book 10 - Nowhere to Run √
Book 11 - Cold Wind
Book 12 - Force of Nature
Editing for Kindle /iPad: 5 out of 5
Reading Enjoyment: 5 out of 5
Page length on kindle /iPad: 368 Book ends on iPad on page 357 & then as usual 1st chptr of next book
Plot: 5 out of 5
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Box not only provides us with a brilliantly thriller (and it is more of a thriller that a mystery) but also a cast of convincing characters that I would like to get to know better.
Perhaps the most strongest character however is the State of Wyoming itself which Box portrays more effectively than any tourist guide could hope to do.
Nearing the end of an assignment Pickett follows up reports of vandalism and the theft of other hunter's kills. This brings him into conflict with twin brothers, living illegally off the land. The encounter nearly cost him his life.
To give you a flavour if this were a movie then the opening third of the book would be a cross between No Country for Old Men and Deliverance, with a dash of Seraphim Falls. I found these passages by far the most enthralling.
Later on, while it maintains much of the pace and atmosphere it becomes more a story about big government conspiracies and individuals, both Pickett and his adversaries struggling against bureaucracy, but in very different ways. I found that less satisfactory but still a good thriller.
Pickett's family life and friendships are well painted, although having not read any of the earlier books I found some of the background and references to previous adventures a little confusing. I look forward to putting that right in the near future.