Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Winterkill (Joe Pickett, #3)” as Want to Read:
Winterkill (Joe Pickett, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Winterkill (Joe Pickett #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  7,495 Ratings  ·  462 Reviews
In the third adventure in C. J. Box’s engrossing series, Joe Pickett finds himself at the center of a confrontation between a special investigative team and a group of government-hating survivalists camped out on federal land. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Joe lays his life on the line to protect an innocent girl before a wave of violence surges over the Bighorn ...more
Audio, 8 pages
Published May 12th 2003 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2003)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Winterkill, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
Eddie It is mentioned that Joe and Marybeth Pickett paid for the funerals and gravesite of both April and her birth mother Jeannie Keeley.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Kari
Sep 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Frank
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Joe Pickett series by Box is becoming one of my favorites along with the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. Both series take place in Wyoming and involve local ranchers, cowboys, hunters, etc. Joe Pickett is the local game warden and gets in the middle of some perplexing situations. In Winterkill, he stumbles upon a U.S. Forest Service supervisor who is wantonly killing a herd of Elk. The FS officer winds up dead and pinned to a tree by some high-powered arrows. In trying to solve the murder, ...more
Genine Franklin-Clark
Our Hero, the Game Warden, has as his enemies: (1) A crazy (literally) Fed woman who has a
hand-held cocker spaniel, (2) an FBI man, as crazy as the woman, and (3) the local sheriff, who has a bone to pick with Our Hero. These three plan to take down the killers of government employees
(although they're the killers only in the minds of the Evil Three.) The woman had a Yorkie which she got to keep her cocker spaniel company, but then decided she didn't like the Yorkie, and refused to let it into a
...more
Joyce Lagow
Apr 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
3rd in the Joe Pickett series.[return][return]Joe Pickett, game warden in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains, runs across what is a massacre of elk just as a storm is about to hit. The killer is Lamar Gardniner, a district supervisor for the National Forest,and a friend of Joe s. In the process of taking Gardiner in, Lamar manages to get the best of Joe, handcuff him to the steering wheel of his truck, and escape. Our antihero Joe removes the wheel from the steering column and tracks Gardiner down to f ...more
LJ
WINTERKILL – VG
C.J. Box – 3rd in series
Joe Pickett is caught in the middle between two sets of bad guys, one of whom works for the government, with the murder of a much-hated bureaucrat. A couple of bloodthirsty FBI agents are determined to use the incident as an excuse to attack a group of survivalists, a la Waco, Matters turn personal when Joe's foster daughter is kidnapped by her troubled mother, now living in the survivalist camp.

This series gets better with each book. The character takes o
...more
Rex Fuller
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You might tend to think the villainess (Strickland) is over-the-top, until you actually think about it. She embodies what we see every day: narcissism, arrogance, deceit, and...well, anyone can fill in the rest. Nate Romanowski is about the best side-kick anyone could hope for. And Joe Pickett reminds us we can't get along very well at all without people like him.
wally
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: box
5 jul 16, another from box for me...must be about #6 or 7, another joe pickett story, #3 but haven't been reading them in order. i think one i ready already numbered higher than #3 had some of the dreaded spoilers. so.
onward and upward.
7 jul 16, finished, great story! i really liked it.
Michael
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-challange
I have found a new favorite author!
Anthony Bellaleigh
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lisa B.
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read
Quite the page turner!
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
  • Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4)
  • Boundary Waters (Cork O'Connor, #2)
  • Thuggin In Miami (The Family Is Made : Part 1)
  • North of Nowhere (Alex McKnight, #4)
  • Massacre Pond (Mike Bowditch, #4)
  • Serpent Gate (Kevin Kerney, #3)
  • Tampa Burn (Doc Ford Mystery, #11)
  • Bitch Creek (Stoney Calhoun #1)
314195
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
More about C.J. Box...

Other Books in the Series

Joe Pickett (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • Open Season (Joe Pickett, #1)
  • Savage Run (Joe Pickett, #2)
  • Trophy Hunt (Joe Pickett, #4)
  • Out Of Range (Joe Pickett, #5)
  • In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett, #6)
  • Free Fire (Joe Pickett, #7)
  • Blood Trail (Joe Pickett, #8)
  • Below Zero (Joe Pickett, #9)
  • Nowhere To Run (Joe Pickett, #10)
  • Cold Wind (Joe Pickett, #11)
“Children were not pets, not furniture, not items put on earth to bring pleasure to people who owned them, she raged to herself.” 10 likes
“It seems like the good guys turned out to be the bad guys, and the bad guys weren’t all that bad.” 0 likes
More quotes…