Dull Knife (Joe Pickett, #4.5)
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Dull Knife (Joe Pickett #4.5)

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A chilling short story of death and retribution from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Cold Wind." Twenty-two degrees below zero on a high mountain lake in Wyoming. Game warden Joe Pickett was carefully sliding across to check the licenses of a group of ice fishermen on the lake, when he saw the strange faint yellow glow coming from beneath the surface and, when...more
ebook, 23 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Putnam Adult
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Eve Nolon
This series. Well, I am not sure what I think as a whole but the individual books are pretty solid. I like that Joe Pickett isn't right all the time or a bad ass warrior who has all of the answers. I like his family, and I do like that the family faces the consequences of Joe's (in)actions. The daughters are well developed for young characters, even though I think 7-yo Sheridan acted more like a girl twice her age in the first book. I strangely dig Nate even though I am damned sure if he was a r...more
Love the way the author writes about the outdoors. He describes it so well you feel like you are standing in the snow smelling the pines. Only complaint on this book, its just a story, not a book. Toooooooo short, gimme me more.
DULL KNIFE (Game Warden-Wyoming-Cont) – Ex
Box, C.J. – Short Story – Phil Parks, Illustrator
A.S.A.P., 2005 – Hardcover, Limited Edition
Game Warden Joe Pickett has little to do in the winter except check the licenses of ice fishermen. When one asks about light shining up through the ice, Joe finds a submerged car and a body.
*** I keep saying I don't really like short stories. Okay, I lied. Perhaps I enjoyed this as much as I did because I already know the character of Joe so I did't miss the devel...more
Though this was a short e book special, CJ Box manages to continue bringing issues, storytelling, characterization , and great writing to a superior level!! He's one of my top ten all time favorite authors!!! No matter who I've given his books to, or who I've recommended his book to, there has yet to be someone who finds my enthusiasm for his writings unjustified!! If you haven't found him yet, there is nothing like TODAY!!
Bruce Snell
A short story in the Joe Pickett series by C.J.Box - 3.5 stars. In this story Joe finds the body of a young Arapaho woman frozen in the ice covering a reservoir in his district. A well written short story that gives the reader some background into the Joe's family and how that affects his job.
Daniel P Tyndale Jr
Great story

I have read a few of his books. This one is a nice short read, adds more to the character of the warden.
Douglas Cook
First sentence, "WHEN IT’S twenty-two degrees below zero on a high mountain lake, the cracking of the ice makes an unearthly howling bellow that chills the blood and makes hearts skip a beat."

Box, C. J. (2011-09-27). Dull Knife (Kindle Locations 28-29). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.
Apr 05, 2012 Trish rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
4 stars/Fiction; Suspense

My first book by CJ Box, though my hubby owns and has read them all. I liked reading this short thriller from a male author perspective.

It was very entertaining. I definitely plan on reading more of Box's books in the near future.
Short story featuring game warden Joe Pickett. Enjoyable but over too soon - which I why I don't often read short stories.
Paul Phillips
A Joe Pickett short story about friendship, family and vengeance. A good tale, albeit a bit short to be fully effective.
Donna Siebold
Good story showing Joe Pickett's regard for the Indians who live near him. Too short.
A very quick read, but a great dose of Joe Pickett.
Loved it but it was too short.
Good short read.
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Edgar Award-winning author C.J. Box is the author of eleven novels including the Joe Pickett series. He's also won the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Barry Award. His short stories have been featured in America's Best Mystery Stories of 2006 and limited-edition printings. 2008 novel BLOOD TRAIL was nominated for the International IMPAC Dubli...more
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