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Open Season (Joe Pickett, #1)
by C.J. Box
by C.J. Box
During a recent visit to Yellowstone Park, I noted that there were several C.J. Box novels in the gift shops there. I had never heard of Box but after reading some of the cover blurbs, I decided to give him a try and I'm glad I did -- I really enjoyed this one! This crime novel is off the beaten path in that the protagonist is a Wyoming game warden - Joe Pickett. Pickett has just recently been made warden of a mountainous Wyoming county and he is still trying to get adjusted to the position. At one point he cites the Wyoming governor for fishing without a license and then when he confronts a poacher, he gets his gun taken away. This leads to him getting involved in a triple murder of a group of outfitters and a mystery involving an endangered specie. Pickett's family also gets involved including his young daughter. Along the way, Pickett is not sure who to trust and who is trying to keep him from doing his job. I thought this was a great first effort from Box and I'll be reading more of the Pickett series. High recommendation!
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