Blood Trail (Joe Pickett #8)
Box has really tightened up his story telling. I didn't find myself skipping pages only turning them as fast as I could. Unfortunat ...more
Box, C.J. – 9th in series
Putnam, 2008 – US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780399154881
First Sentence: I am a hunter, a bestower of dignity.
Joe Pickett, now working director for the Governor of Wyoming, is called to go to a murder scene where an elk hunter has been murdered and his body treated like the quarry he sought. This isn’t the first such killing.
The Governor puts Joe on the multi-agency investigation, in spite of the antipathy between him a ...more
The stakes are raised in the investigation when an anti-hunting advocate, Klamath Moore, ...more
they're everywhere! they're everywhere!
13 jul 16, finished, great story!
Although the writing is straight forward and the ending predictable, I found this book extremely interesting. I enjoy hunting and I thought the author did an excellent job of describing what the h ...more
Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett is still on special assignment from the Governor. What this means is he has no home territory and is always on the edge of being fired But, he is kept around because he has a knack for solving big problems involving dangerous people.
Joe's strength does not come from his tracking ability (he's good but not great), or his ability as a crack shot (he's horrible with a pistol) or his abilities as an outdoorsman (he is very good but he is not a surviva ...more
Joe is now and on-demand game warden, working at the behest of Governor Rulon when needed and filling in around Wyoming agencies when ...more
Award-winning writer C. J. Box returns with a vengeance in this thrilling new novel featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett.It’s elk season in the Rockies, but this year a different kind of hunter is stalking a different kind of prey. When the call comes in on the radio, Joe Pickett can hardly believe his ears: game wardens have found a hunter dead at a camp in the mountains—strung up, gutted, and flayed, as if he were the elk he’d been pursuing. A spent cartridge and a poker chip lie next to...more
I liked the detailed descriptions of hunting and trapping--while feeling repulsed at the institution proper, especially the dressing of the carcasses.
Joe is a properly conflicted and sometimes fumbling law enforcer to hold our attention. But, his unwavering sense of right and wrong always informs and sustains his actions.
I wish we had spent more time with Sheridan, who is now on the verge of adulthood. Joe feel ...more
Like most Joe Pickett stories this one catches your attention pretty early on. Joe is a man who will catch the killers no matter what and he often pays a high price for the way he does it. He's a good game warden though and he kno ...more
The protagonist is Joe Pickett, a former Game Warden and current part time substitute. He has been called in to investigate the murders and catch the perpetrator(s). The complicating factors? There seems to be a connection between the victims, that is not clear at first. His former boss seems excessively concerned and has been acting erratically. There is an anti-hunting extremist visiting the area.
This is another great Joe Pickett novel. There's more of Nate, so don't discount him yet. And there's even another old player from Joe's earlier years as a game warden that h ...more
Joe Pickett is assigned by the governor to investigate the murder of an elk hunter. The body was found field dressed with a poker chip nearby. When further investigation of two hunter deaths disclose poker chips at the scene, a serial killer is suspected. The arrival of a high profile animal rights activist and the release of Na ...more