Savage Run (Joe Pickett #2)
In Savage Runâ€”C.J. Box's acclaimed follow-up to his career-making debut Open Seasonâ€”game warden Joe Pickett looks into the bizarre death of an environmental activist...and what he finds is bigger and far more sinister than anything he imagined.
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Joe Pickett is a Wyoming game ward charged with overseeing the Big Horn Mountains in the northern part of the state. Mary Beth, Joe's wife, is a beautiful woman. As their 10 year daughter, Sheridan, observes of her mother: "Mom, you're a hottie." Mary Beth, went to college to become a lawyer. But she fell in love with Joe and they live the austere life on game warden's wages. Thi ...more
This book was a little more intriguing to me than the first. A lot less getting to know the characters and more detail to the surroundings and feelings, still just as stressful though.... lol
There is only one thing that has bothered me a little bit so far. I am not to sure (I haven't looked into it) but guessing from the writing I would say the first book on this series was the first book actually written by this author. I assume this because I feel he doesn't seem to trust the reader ...more
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
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
4 jul 16, finished. great story! the ole willing suspension takes a kick in the pants a time or three but all in all a good read.
This story has a strange, strange beginning with no less of a strange ending, but then it's a Joe Pickett novel with a full cast of familiar characters. This is vintage CJ Box and vintage box is a fine wine indeed.
What really drew me into the story, though, was the beginning. The opening line is perfection, ...more
For the first two thirds of the book, the story builds in two separate lines. One follows the team of killers as they go about the country eliminating victims in imaginative ways. The other follows Joe ...more
My apologies to Owen Vanessa Elliot, Cass Elliot's daughter for all the hateful people that like to pass along such rumors.