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Long Range

(Joe Pickett #20)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  2,731 ratings  ·  236 reviews
#1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box returns with a blazing new Joe Pickett novel, in which the Wyoming game warden must investigate a murder that happens on his turf--a murder committed from a confoundingly long distance.

The wife of a prominent local judge is shot and killed on Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's turf. But as Joe investigates, all signs point to the shot
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Moonlight Reader
The whole storyline about the grizzly bears made no sense and added nothing to the story.
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Joe Pickett is one of those characters you can't help liking. He still has his problems when it comes to government vehicles but this time it wasn't so bad. This is one of the best books i've read in a while and I'm glad that Nate got the opportunity to dish out some justice in his own way. It makes me really glad when an author creates characters and can keep new stories coming year after year. Sadly the books doesn't last very long. I have to thank #Edelweiss #GPPutnamssons and ...more
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Long Range is the twentieth instalment in the game warden and law enforcement officer Joe Pickett series, set in Twelve Sleep Country, Wyoming, United States. Each of the books can be read standalones without any issue but this is such a superb series it's difficult to see why you would choose to miss out on all of the other spectacular stories which were just as thrilling as this was. When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he ...more
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, thriller, mystery
Another 5 stars exciting western style thriller. There are multiple mysteries in this one; the grizzly bear, the judge, and Nate -master falconer. Nate's story is a small follow up from the previous book. Amazing read!
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was sorry when this was over as I wanted more! Now I have to wait for the next one. Read it to take your mind off everything if you can get a copy. Our libraries are now all closed which sure surprised me. I didn't expect them to close.
Elite Group
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
C J Box at his best.

Wyoming game warden, Joe Pickett, had almost reached the spot where a bear had attacked and killed a local elk-hunting guide when his mobile rang telling him to return immediately to Twelve Sleep County. The judges wife was in a critical condition after being shot in what looked like an attempted assassination of the judge.

Nate Romanowski is warned by an FBI agent that he on the hit list of the Sinaloa Cartel after hed help take down the Wolf Pack. Nate has only recently
Donna Hines
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you want action, suspense, mystery, and that outdoor feel with it all going down you got it!
Look no further with CJ Box you have one heck of a thriller in your hands and no doubt it will keep you up chatting long after you place this one down on that coffee table.
I love his books (in case you haven't guessed) but this one has a special significance because it mixes two pleasures of mine and brings me back to simpler days working as a legal intern with the local county Public Defender's Office
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was first on the reserve list for this book and I got my Joe Pickett fix today. I am one happy reader! I love 5 star reads!

Three concurrent story lines in this one, 1) An elk hunting guide is attacked by a grizzly. So the book begins with Joe in the saddle assisting another game warden to retrieve the body. 2) A judge's wife is shot and Joe gets called back to his district. Good for the investigation since Joe is so much smarter than the new sheriff. 3) Falconer Nate and his family are in
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. - P.G. Wodehouse

Author C.J. Box is back with #20 of one of my very favorite series - Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett. As always, Box writes a consistently exciting thriller. You would think that after this many books that the series might be getting stale but not so with this one.

Joe and his wife have moved into bigger company housing just as all their daughters are now in
Tom Swift
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great installment of the Joe Pickett series. Joe and Nate always manage to finds themselves in the middle of a crisis. Great characters, always a favorite.
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well written, involved stories...had so much going on that completely held my interest. Was there any character that C.J. left out of this one?
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a good book! You can't go wrong with Joe Pickett!! This book had it all...action, suspense and mystery. I flew through book!

Thanks to the publishers and author for an ARC of this book. It should go on all of your TBR list!!
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another riveting outing from Box and his Joe Pickett series. Box has become my favorite thriller writer and his books just seem to get better and better. I've read all of his previous works including the Pickett series and his Cassie Dewell/Cody Hoyt series. All of them have been exciting page-turners in the crime/suspense genre.

In this one, someone shoots at the local judge from very long range, killing his wife instead. Joe gets involved with a task team to try to find the shooter when the
Anna Baker
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
As always, C.J. Box brings us another entertaining and suspenseful book.

I enjoyed this book more than I expected. Of course who wouldn't love a a rugged law man. Okay, game warden but still law man. Joe Pickett is one of my favorite characters and I love the multiple layers we see of his life. In this book, we get to see him moving into a different part of his life, as an empty nester and it couldn't have fit better with the plot and story.

I enjoyed see the different perspective and life of
Kathleen Gray
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This starts off with a bang (literally) and doesn't stop. I admit up front that I've read every one of the books in this series and this feels, like all the others, as if I'm right back in Joe Pickett's space in Wyoming. He's a game warden who solves crimes not involving his jurisdiction, the best friend of Nate, a falconer with quite the background, and the husband of Mary Beth, a truly terrific woman. It's a series that delivers a satisfying read with each installment. This time out, Joe gets ...more
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars for this book! This author always has everything I love in a story! I was told this book was slower moving than his usual style, and maybe it was, but I didnt notice! The Joe Pickett series is better (my opinion) when its read in order. Over the years, as Ive gotten to know the Picketts and others they interact with, I feel like Im part of the family! CJ Box is a favorite in our house! ...more
Terri Anderson
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, mystery, 2020
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is back in the saddle, and he's better than ever. His daughters are out on their own so he and his wife, Marybeth, have time to spend time together. They also need to work together to solve the mystery of who is threatening Joe's life and the life of his friend, Nate Romanowski. The details of the life of a game warden, life and politics in a small Wyoming town, and dealing with bureaucratic red tape take up part of the book. However, the overwhelming warmth of ...more
Tom Dooley
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Joe Pickett has a mess on his hands this time! Someone has shot Judge Hewitt's wife from Long Range and the bullet was meant for the Judge. He also has a bungling Sheriff's on his hands who wants to run the show on the investigation. Nate gets drug in to the show as payback from someone else. This series just keeps getting better, a must read!!
Laura Hoffman Brauman
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed this series for so long that I don't know if I can objectively rate them. Sitting down with a new installment in the series feels like catching up with old friends . . . that happen to get shot at a lot.
Chris Conley
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness. I simply adore Joe Pickett and all his family and friends. This book has the usual wide range of information about elements of life in the modern west. This series is astonishing!!
Diane Hernandez
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edelweiss
I adore this series and loved this entry into it. Highly recommended!
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Joe Pickett gets him sucked into yet another Ordeal...Missy, Governor Rulon make an appearance. As usual Joe goes his own way and ends up solving the mystery surrounding the attempted murder of Judge Hewitt. A fun read as usual and highly recommended
The Crew Reviews
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fans of C.J. Box rejoice! The Crew Reviews are excited to announce our interview discussing CJs latest book Long Range is now available. Joe Pickett is back once more and CJ once again does a masterful job immersing us in Joes world. Watch the full interview here ...more
Karen Wright
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. CJ Box does it again. I do think you need to read the previous books in this series to understand all that's happening in Long Range. But this 20th book in the series kept me on the edge of my seat. My husband read it right after I did and agreed it's a winner.

The deep knowledge CJ Box has of the ranger life and of Montana brings you right to the location of Joe Pickett and his family. I love how Box keeps you guessing the entire time in the "who dunnit" story he tells. I never saw that
C. Earle
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Won this in a Goodreads Giveaway--Thank you!! Joe Pickett just can not stay away from trouble. Two very different scenarios happen in this story, one involving grizzly bears and one involving an egoistical sheriff, a corrupt doctor, a love struck prosecutor and a tyrannical judge. All this along with the usual characters---Joe, Marybeth, Nate and even Missy (love to hate her) and local folks. They make a good team, with the exception of Missy. Very good story, lots of twists, even learned a bit ...more
Bob Reim
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nate & Joe - Great Combination

Once again Box has put together a book that you cant put down. I read it in less than 48 hours, with time out for work and a card game.
Paul Kennedy
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Incredible!!! Could not put this one down. What a great read. If you are not familiar with this series, read it now. This is one of the best in the series and the best book Ive read so far this year. ...more
Trisha Clark
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
More. I want more. More Joe Pickett, more Marybeth, more Nate and even more Missy and corrupt authorities. After 20 Joe Pickett books youd think it would be the same old story, but its not. Long Range catches up with all the key characters at a new stage in their lives, Joe and Marybeth are empty nesters and Nates on the grid with a new baby. Their lives are upended by a shooting and a cartel hitman. (Thats all Ill say to avoid spoilers) Once again C.J. Box drew me in immediately and once I had ...more
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay, readers. Write this one down because it comes out in March and you definitely need to put it on your to-read list.

I love this character, in fact I like all these characters and look forward to a new addition to this series all the time. This one will not disappoint. I was hooked from the opening quotes. There is certainly enough action and mystery to make this one of the best C. J. Box has written! Bring on more!

Highly recommended!
Mar 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
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C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. He was recently awarded the ...more

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