Trophy Hunt (Joe Pickett #4)
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As always, Box creates a full, multifaceted portrait of The Man, his wife and daughters. Marybeth is the kind of wife any man would dream of: funny, smart, capable, uncomplaining, ever loyal--and ready to hop in the sack. Sheridan continues to fascinate for the way her adult-like complexity is captured.
This go-round's crimes are highly gory and hard to comprehend. A slew of red herrings is tossed to ...more
Your all probably wondering what the hell is wrong with me. Well it is quite an extensive list of what's wrong with me, but I will save that for a different time. I think what I liked best about this particular book was the "WOO-WOO Factor". I love anything that borders upon an ex ...more
The events here take place several months after those described in the third book where the Pickett family suffered a great tragedy when their foster daughter was killed. In this book, Joe and his two daughters seem to have moved on, but the wife, Marybeth, still mourns the little girl.
The fami ...more
First published in 2004
I am a serious fan of C.J. Box, having been introduced to him by a person who left a suggestion on one on my reviews on Amazon.com. Since then I have read most of his books in the order that I have found them - which is no order at all. So, this is probably my 15th or 16th book by C.J. Box but it is only now that I am getting around to #4 in the Joe Pickett series.
This is a weird one.
If you like to watch "news of t ...more
It's an idyllic late-summer day in Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is fly-fishing with his two daughters when he stumbles upon the mutilated body of a moose. Whatever - or whoever - attacked the animal was ruthless: half the animal's face has been sliced away, the skin peeled back from the flesh. Shaken by the sight, Joe starts to investigate what he hopes in an isolated incident." "Days later, after the discovery of a small herd of mutilated cattle, Joe realizes this somethin...more
What is happening in his jurisdiction? Joe wants to know and so do the people who live in the area. Property values have gone down and people don't feel safe. Joe is determined to find out the answers while battling with Sheriff Barnum who despises him, though the feeling is mutual.
Fairly fast paced story with a surprise. Sometimes y ...more
This offering, the fourth, was a disappointment. The writing was a follow on from earlier editions, but the story broke from the established setting. The simple and sometimes backward ways of the
hero and the town in which he lives were suddenly lost with a story that was literally of the planet.
This edition I read after r ...more
Also, I may have totally missed it, but it seemed that his dog, Maxine, just appeared out of the blue, instead of being intro ...more
I came upon the Joe Pickett series by happenstance on the recommendation of a friend, and ...more