Sep 30, 08
Read in September, 2008
I decided to go meet the author at a Thursday evening event at the Highlands Ranch Library in Douglas County, so I checked out Winterkill on Monday. I only had time to read about half of it before his presentation, but I was hooked. And when I met CJ Box, it was like he just stepped out of his own book - I could tell that he writes his characters and his plots out of what he knows and loves. Box lives in Cheyenne, and his mysteries are set in Wyoming.
Main character Joe Pickett is a game warden with a 5000 square mile territory. In Winterkill, the third in the series, the book opens with a bang (literally!). Joe hears gun shots and traces them to their source - a man who has opened fire on the last day of elk huntin season and kills more than half a dozen elk. To make matters worse, Joe knows the shooter. I could go on, but, trust me, just read the book - and the whole series - particularly if you live in the west and have traveled to Wyoming. Box gets it right.