In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett #6)
Joe is multifaceted character, so you cannot always predict what he will do in a given situation. However, the plot is rather weak, having to do with the Scarlett Family, who come as close to Wyoming aristocracy as exists. Their heritage and burden is the operation of a great ranch, on which the matriarch Opa ...more
I have been reading C.J. Box's series about Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett for the last five years now after having someone recommend him to me on Amazon. The problem is, I have made absolutely no effort to read them in order - I just read them as I find them. So, I have read #1 and #9-13 plus several of Box's standalone novels. In Plain Sigh is the first one that I felt a little lost in it as I jumped in but I got things figured out after 50 or 60 pages and still enjoy ...more
Spring has finally come to Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is relieved the long, harsh winter is over. However, a dark cloud threatens to spoil the milder weather. Local ranch owner and matriarch Opal Scarlett has vanished under suspicious circumstances. Two of her sons, Hank and Arlen, are battling for control of their mother's multi-million-dollar empire, and their bitter fight threatens to tear the whole town apart. Everyone is so caught up in the brothers' battle that they...more
Great edge of your seat story! I love Joe Pickett and his family, they are down to ea ...more
I don't like the tension with Nate and Marybeth that was introduced in #5 and got some play here as well. The town, the characters, they just feel a little played out.
Joe Pic ...more
Alors là, quelle déception ! C’est le premier roman que je lis dans le cadre du Prix du meilleur polar Points et franchement, je suis extrêmement déçue ! Je m’attendais à beaucoup plus d’un des 10 meilleurs polars de l’année. Dans ce roman, j’ai trouvé que l’auteur y est allé un peu fort. Tous les personnages du roman sont méchants, ils ont tous qu ...more
Joe Picket is the main character in these novels. He is a Wyoming Game Warden and he loves his job. Joe has two daughters, ...more
Box, C.J. – 6th in series
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2006- Hardcover
***Wyoming Game warden Joe Picket reports to a man with whom he does not get along in a town whose sheriff likes having the persona of a “Western Lawman” without having to bother with enforcing the law. The power in the town is the Scarlett family and matriarch Opal Scarlett is missing leaving the two of the sons literally fighting over ownership of the ranch and the town members f ...more
This winds us around Wyoming with a story about vengeance and murder.
Joe is blamed in error by J.W. Kelley for the death of his brother, and he is coming after Joe. Saddlestring, Wyoming might never be the same. Ranch owner and matriarch Opal Scarlett has also vanished, and suspicious circumstances have Joe once again curious and digging deeper with her sons, Hank ...more
BUT Box has got to stop putting Pickett's kids in danger. Once or even twice, ok. But constantly? It's beyond the bounds of belief.
Box has exhibited this kind of laziness before to a much more ridiculous degree in the Cody Hoyt series but I still don't like to see it here. Make the effort to develop a new character to be a sympathetic victim instead of recycling the same ones. ...more
That rant out, I love that all the characters are so multi-dimensional, but I was disappointed in Joe's final decision. It felt a little like a cop-out.
Like the new "governor" character, ...more