Savage Run (Joe Pickett #2)
If I'm honest, then it seemed to drift for a couple of chapters and I was wondering whether a serious case would ever emerge - and, how Joe would end up in the middle of it...? More fool me. I should be more familiar with cleverly crafted scene setting...
I recommend making sure you give yourself some serious reading tim ...more
Marybeth, Joe's wife, begins receiving phone calls from an old high school ...more
What really drew me into the story, though, was the beginning. The opening line is perfection, ...more
The series is set in some amazing scenic backcountry, and Joe Pickett is a pleasantly flawed lead character. Unlike many flawed heroes in crime novels, Joe is just human. He's mucked up a few times, but he believes in what he does.
Although I enjoyed the story, there was an element of predictability about it, but not so much that the overall story suffered, I think I would just rather have known a little less about what was ...more
C.J. Box – 2nd in series
When a massive explosion occurs, apparently killing an environmental activist, Game Warden Joe Pickett is called in to investigate.
This is a very good series and refreshing in that Joe is happily, but realistically, married with children; he’s honest and ethical and lives his life the best he can. The stories are well plotted, well written, with the right level of action and suspense to keep us involved. I have, and look forward to reading, the 3rd book in ...more
Needless to say, the reader is compelled to keep reading to find out what the heck is going on. It's certainly an unusual mur ...more
What I loathed was the repulsive detailed descriptions of the murders. I whipped through those pages. I wish this focus on the cruel depravity of a small percentage of human beings was not so popular today. I don't see how this is entertainment. I love mysteries, but I'm the Perry Mason-type of mystery fan. "Oh, Dear, someone is murdered." Then the ...more
No way forward? No way back? Your time is up when you reach SAVAGE RUN Game warden Joe Pickett is called to a bizarre crime scene deep within the forests of Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming. Famous eco-activist Stewie Woods has been blown up in an explosion, along with his new bride and ten head of cattle. The case is wrapped up too quickly: an environmental publicity stunt gone wrong. But what is the millionaire rancher who owned the cattle hiding? And why is Joe's wife receiving mysterious phone c...more
This is a game warden who has crimes and mysteries in the Great Wide Open of Wyoming & Montana (and surrounding states). It is so cool to have scenery described in terms of nature, instead of man-made landmarks and city streets and commerce.
I did read a CJ Box book last year, but not from the Pickett series. Many Good Read-ers suggested starting at the ...more
But it really put a bad taste in my mouth, making conservatives/ranchers, etc...out to be murderers...
However, I get it.
I can't stand the type of people that were getting murdered. And I thought it was classic that they were dying in ways that made their fight for their preposterous 'causes' look even more asinine. I liked the Charlie Tibbs character. He reminded me of Clint Eastwood. But I didn't really apprecia ...more
The book begins with a cow being blown up and, along with the cow, a famous (or notorious, depending on your point of view) eco-terrorist and his new wife. They were out that day busily spiking trees when the cow exploded nearby.
It tu ...more