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"A dramatic short story of justice both old and new from the New York Times–bestselling author of Cold Wind.

The West is not the way it’s portrayed in the movies. But when a man from the East brings trouble for Nate Romanowski and his friend Joe Pickett, a little frontier-style justice may be just what’s called for. An exciting new addition to the series that People hails f
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Hardcover, 1st edition, 38 pages
Published 2006 by A.S.A.P.
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Ronna
May 04, 2012 Ronna rated it it was amazing
This short special e book is a must read for all Joe Picket and Nate fans. If you don't have an e book device, borrow one. I am not generally a short story fan, but I was immediately involved with heightened emotions as I read how Nate handled yet one more abombimable situation! I have given everything written by CJ Box a 5 star rating so far, only because there is not a greater rating available!!
Bruce Snell
Jan 25, 2014 Bruce Snell rated it liked it
A short story in the Joe Pickett series by C.J. Box - 3.5 stars. Joe Pickett's friend, Nate Romanowski a man with a mysterious past, is approached by a Saudi prince about falcons. Nate does not want do do business with the Prince, but, (in the words of the Godfather) the Prince makes him an offer he can't refuse, threatening his girlfriends life. In the end Nate finds a way to deal with the Prince and keeps his integrity intact. (It is worth noting that although this story is in the Joe Pickett ...more
Mark Easter

A dramatic short story of justice both old and new from the New York Times–bestselling author of Cold Wind. The West is not the way it’s portrayed in the movies. But when a man from the East brings trouble for Nate Romanowski and his friend Joe Pickett, a little frontier-style justice may be just what’s called for. An exciting new addition to the series that People hails for “combin[ing] harrowing adrenaline rushes with complex morality, humor, and a landscape described so vibrantly it seems to

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Steve
Aug 10, 2014 Steve rated it really liked it
A short story about Nate. Some mention of Joe, but mostly Nate and his birds. Fills hole that had me wondering in the last novel that I read.
Mary
May 23, 2014 Mary rated it liked it
A short story, with a satisfying ending. I'm irritated that it was listed as a follow-up to Cold Winds. The story-line definitely preceded it.
Dave
Feb 04, 2016 Dave rated it it was ok
A good enough story spoiled by only being 30% of the book which is reflected in my rating of 2 stars.
Poor value for money
Donna Siebold
Jul 14, 2015 Donna Siebold rated it liked it
I'm always happy to read a book that features Nate Romanowski. I just wish this had been longer.
Mick Mulley
Dec 01, 2014 Mick Mulley rated it it was amazing
This short story also appears in Shots fired, a collection of C.J. Box's short stories,
Trish
Aug 18, 2011 Trish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fiction; Mystery
4 stars

I originally bought this for my hubby who has read all of CJ Box's books. After seeing it on my Kindle for months, I finally decided to see what all the Romanowski/Pickett hype was about. I was pleasantly surprised!

This was a great little short story. Box did a great job introducing characters to me for the first time and I felt an instant connection. I liked how the story progressed and was pleased with the bit of humor at the end.

If you are new to CJ Box and want a tast
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Jon Borah
Aug 13, 2015 Jon Borah marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

A dramatic short story of justice both old and new from the New York Times–bestselling author of Cold Wind. The West is not the way it’s portrayed in the movies. But when a man from the East brings trouble for Nate Romanowski and his friend Joe Pickett, a little frontier-style justice may be just what’s called for. An exciting new addition to the series that People hails for “combin[ing] harrowing adrenaline rushes with complex morality, humor, and a landscape described so vibrantly it seems to

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Jo W
Jan 10, 2016 Jo W rated it liked it
Pretty sure I read this short story
Alan Mills
Sep 03, 2013 Alan Mills rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-crime
A short (50 or so page) story, providing some insight into the character of Nate Romanowski, a recurring character in the Joe Pickett series. Here, Saudi Prince holds Nate's falcons hostage demanding that Nate procure him a wild peregrine. However, Nat doesn't believe in kidnapping wild falcons. The story describes Nate's solution to this problem, in usual superb CJ Box style.
Barbara
Jul 10, 2015 Barbara rated it liked it
Nate Romanowski screws the Saudis with sweet, ironic, tribal justice.

A short story, I actually read this one in the collection of short stories titled "Shots Fired".
Nick
Aug 30, 2012 Nick rated it really liked it
This was much better than Dull Knife, the other C.J. Box short story that I read. It didn't feel short and choppy. The focus was on Nate. It let the reader get to know him a little better.
Jessie
Aug 09, 2011 Jessie rated it liked it
Shelves: own, ebook, fiction, mystery
Not bad. Kinda felt like it coulda been a side story in a Joe Pickett novel, but it was interesting to read a story focused on Nate Romanowski.
Ike
Feb 26, 2015 Ike rated it it was amazing
This was out of order in regards to the series on GR. it should precede cold wind. Be sure to read prior to if you do
Ben Denison
Dec 28, 2012 Ben Denison rated it it was amazing
Very short, but great quick read. I wish Box would have a series on Nate.
James Ephraim Stubbs
May 23, 2014 James Ephraim Stubbs rated it really liked it
loved it he's just as punchy as joe pickett
Mary
Oct 23, 2013 Mary rated it liked it
Good short story with an amusing end.
Darrelyn Kelley
May 09, 2011 Darrelyn Kelley rated it liked it
Short story, but pretty good.
Johnny
Jan 07, 2014 Johnny rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook-e-reader
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Shelves: kindle, read-in-2015
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Edgar Award-winning author C.J. Box is the author of nineteen 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 Dub ...more
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