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Preview — Cold Wind by C.J. Box
Cold Wind (Joe Pickett #11)
Best line ever in a book: "Nothing spells trouble like two drunk cowboys with a rocket launc ...more
Wyoming game warden, Joe Pickett, makes the very grim discovery of his mother-in-law, Missy’s, newest husband shot in the chest and his body being circulated like a whirligig toy from the blade of an electricity windmill. Missy is arrested for murder and asks Joe to help prove she is innocent. In spite of his dislike for her, he agrees due to his wife and daughters. Joe’s friend, Nate, has his own battles to fight ...more
Cold Wind is an enjoyable mystery/thriller set in the wilds of Wyoming, Joe Pickett is a game warden who reluctantly finds himself investigating the death of his father in law, Earl Alden. The local police immediately arrest his mother in law, Missy and while Joe i snot averse to seeing the woman locked up, it seems unlikely she shot her husband, carelessly leaving the gun covered in prints in her car, and then hauled her husban ...more
“Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must try to prove that his despised mother-in-law, Missy Alden, isn't guilty of murdering Earl Alden, her fifth husband, in Box's searing 11th Joe Pickett novel (after Nowhere to Run). Pickett's gruesome discovery of Alden's body is followed almost immediately ...more
When Joe finds him, it is not good. Earl Alden is dead. Sheriff McLanahan is quick to suspect Mrs. Alden, Joe’s mother in law. Joe must find a way to prove his mother in law’s innocent before it is too late,
Cold Wind is the first Joe Pic ...more
When his mother-in-law is arrested for the murder, Joe is put in a very compromising position. technically he cannot investigate the case because it would be a conflict of interest. The problem with ...more
The series is strong. For me it synergistically makes each book better and more appealing than they would be alone.
I also for the most part like the characters a lot. Joe Pickett is a compelling, complicated man, the daughters--especially complicated April--are great. I am not nearly as taken with Rambo Nate Romanowski; he is interesting, but seems more like a super hero comic book character than real. Some other characters are excellent, some (the Sheriff and his deputies) a little two dimensio ...more
SERIES: #11 of 11
It’s no secret that Joe Pickens detests his mother-in-law, Missy. In fact, that’s the way that most people feel about her. She’s completely self-absorbed and vain, with only one real interest, amassing great amounts of wealth. She’s finally achieved her goal through marriage (her fifth) to Earl Alden. Combined with the assets gained through her previous union to Bud Longbrake, Earl and Missy possess a mega-propert ...more
The thing I like most about this book is that I have read one CJ Box book and wasn't that impressed, so I discontinued the series. I have been able to pick ...more
Cold Wind was given to me by my aunt who thought since I read a lot that I would love this book. (Nevermind that she doesn't read and has no idea what the series is like.) I found myself without a book ove ...more
But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set ...more
A body hangs from a wind turbine, a bullet hole in his chest: Earl Alden, millionaire property developer. His wife, Missy, is the prime suspect. It wouldn't be a problem for Joe Pickett, if Missy weren't his mother-in-law. Missy claims she's innocent, and for his wife's sake, Joe would like to believe her... but all the early signs point to her being as guilty as sin. With his wife on one side and the law on the other, Joe needs to get to the truth before his family is ripped apart.