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Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2018
Wyoming is a unique place. Sparsely populated in terms of humans, it terms with wildlife. Like many sparsely populated states, its people value their freedom, and the fact that they can generally rely on themselves instead of others.
It also has a reliably corrupt political system, in which honest politicians find themselves blindsided and isolated. Like several other western states, it serves as a punishment posting for a number of federal agencies.
All of these things are captured in Winterkill, complete with the damage that the conflict between right and wrong, and politics and reality, can cause.
To write as this author does requires a willingness to acknowledge that reality, even in a beautiful place like Wyoming, has warts. I admire that. To write what he does can even be a tiny bit dangerous. I admire that too.
Long live Joe Pickett.