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Open Season - C.J. Box
Open Season
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Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden--especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way--is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his... show more
Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden--especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way--is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in. Even after the "outfitter murders," as they have been dubbed by the local press after the discovery of the two more bodies, are solved, Joe continues to investigate, uneasy with the easy explanation offered by the local police. As Joe digs deeper into the murders, he soon discovers that the outfitter brought more than death to his backdoor: he brought Joe an endangered species, thought to be extinct, which is now living in his woodpile. But if word of the existence of this endangered species gets out, it will destroy any chance of InterWest, a multi-national natural gas company, building an oil pipeline that would bring the company billions of dollars across Wyoming, through the mountains and forests of Twelve Sleep. The closer Joe comes to the truth behind the outfitter murders, the endangered species and InterWest, the closer he comes to losing everything he holds dear.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780425185469 (042518546X)
ASIN: 042518546X
Publisher: Putnam
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
Series: Joe Pickett (#1)
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Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.0 "Open Season - Joe Pickett #1" by C J Box - quietly entertaining novel with a strong male lead.
Describing a thriller/mystery as "quietly entertaining" may seem perverse but it was the overall impression I was left with. Joe Pickett and his family are good people who work hard, try to do the right thing and be the best family they can.Joe works as Warden in a Wyoming State Park. It's a low wag...
The Crime Scene
The Crime Scene rated it
4.0 Book Review: CJ Box Open Season (Joe Pickett #1)
Open Season is the first novel in the Joe Pickett series by author CJ Box. When a outfitting hunter turns up dead in his backyard, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett takes it personally. As he investigates it will take two more murders and the discovery of a thought to be extinct species discovered i...
Crime-on-thrill
Crime-on-thrill rated it
Open Season by C.J. Box, published in the year 2001, is the first in the series of crime fiction novels featuring the protagonist Joe Picket, a Game Warden in the Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming. The books opens with a prologue as Picket tries to stop a poacher. The events start piling up from the firs...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Open Season (A Joe Pickett Novel)
Joe Pickett is a wyoming game warden who finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery that also involves endangered animals, hunting season and eithics. The first body turns up on his door which involves him and it looks like the law isn't interested in the case, but when Joe's family are endang...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
4.0 Open Season
I started reading this series years ago and I'm still trying to update my acct with all of the books I've read from before I joined GR. I don't remember offhand specific details about each book in this series but I liked it a lot because it's set in the back-country wilderness. I remember I had star...
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