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The Master Falconer (Joe Pickett #11.5)

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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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Published (first published April 19th 2011)
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Ronna
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
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
Jon Borah
Jan 09, 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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Steve
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
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.
Mick Mulley
This short story also appears in Shots fired, a collection of C.J. Box's short stories,
Trish
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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Alan Mills
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.
Nick
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 Pate
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
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
Very short, but great quick read. I wish Box would have a series on Nate.
James Ephraim Stubbs
loved it he's just as punchy as joe pickett
Mary
Good short story with an amusing end.
Darrelyn Kelley
Short story, but pretty good.
Johnny
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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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