Below Zero (Joe Pickett #9)
The Pickett family adopted a little girl named April. Her birth mother had other plans and got April back and the last time Joe Pickett, the adoptive dad of April, saw her she appeared to be blown to pieces before his eyes. After six years, Sheridan, his oldest daughter, gets a ...more
Six years ago, the Pickett’s foster daughter, April, was killed in the massacre of a survivalist group. Or was she? April is been texting the Pickett’s oldest daughter, Sherry, and that “bad” things have been ha ...more
This, combined with several important deaths in "Blood Trail"; leaves Joe and family upset to say the least. On top of this, a Chicago mobster is on the run in Wyoming, accompanied by a young girl and his pretty sure he's crazy son. Murders happen wherever this trio lights.
A very good book ...more
In this, volume 9 of the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett series, Joe has been banished to the Baggs District as punishment for goi ...more
I loved the Joe Pickett novels -- until this one.
The plot mechanics are flawless. But the book had no soul.
I felt like all the characters were on auto pilot, just executing actions to advance the plot, and not interacting fully, as they have in past stories.
I suspect the author himself may be on auto-pilot
It was a nice end twist, to have the the runaway that Joe, Beth & girls thought was April (un-deceased!) turn out not to be April, but a friend w who has assumed that p ...more
As always, Joe protects his family. In this case he is joined by his daughter, Sheridan; and it looks as if his step-daughter April was not killed and is texting messages to Sheridan.
My favorite of Joe's associates is Nate Romanowski. He is also available to rescue Joe through this story. This novel is impos ...more
In this case, the story involves a young girl named April who was introduced in his first book, which I ...more
In this one Joe is still working for the Governor and still working in Baggs the area they call the Game Warden's Graveyard. Marybeth and the girls lived in town. In this one Sheridan, Joe's 17 year old daughter starts getting messages from April Keeley a girl who died 6 year ago in a botched FBI raid Joe was a part of. April is in trouble and the men she is with are dangerous. It is an exciting mystery to so ...more
I have to admit, the mother-in-law w ...more
PROTAGONIST: Joe Pickett, game ranger
SERIES: 9 of 9
At the moment, Game Ranger Joe Pickett is living apart from his family. The demands of his job take him deep into the remote hills of South Dakota. He and his family had moved into a town in Wyoming, but Joe needs to maintain a low profile as the result of a situation gone bad. At the moment, he is tracking down someone he refers to as the "Mad Archer". This despicable individual is shooting pre ...more
A new Joe Pickett novel from the Edgar(r) Award-winning author of Blood Trail.
Six years ago, Joe Pickett's foster daughter, April, was murdered. Now, someone is leaving phone messages claiming to be the dead girl. As his family struggles with the disturbing event, he discovers that the calls have been placed from locations where serious environmental crimes have occurred. And as the phone calls grow closer, so does the danger.
Starred Review. Edgar-finalist Box's ninth