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Long Range

(Joe Pickett #20)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  3,177 ratings  ·  267 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 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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!!
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.
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
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
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.
James Winchell
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved how CJ Box continues to develop his characters. He writes two or three stories into one. I enjoyed getting the feeling in I was in the Wyoming area reading the book. Another hit and again it was recommended by the RealBookSpy. If you are not following him you should.
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?
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!!
Barbara Zannini
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this ten stars I would! Excellent series!
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!!
Carol Jean
The usual mish mash of not quite convincing relationships and the great outdoors. Not a bad day's entertainment.
Mar 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
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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
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the 20th book featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, and I've read them all. Over the years, I've watched his daughters grow up, his wife grow into a career woman in her own right, his nasty mother-in-law keep trying her best to break up his marriage and his good friend and falconer Nate Romanowski go from fugitive to business owner and law-abiding citizen (well, for the most part). The daughters don't make more than cameo appearances here - they've flown the nest, after all - but ...more
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
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
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: box
finished 25th march 2020 good read four stars really liked it kindle owned
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book kind of sucked. Was surprised at all the 5 star reviews. Makes me stop and wonder. But I give an honest review even when I don't get paid to give one. Did I mention I love Joe Pickett.
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
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say about the Joe Pickett series? I love the characters, the setting, the plots, the action and I can't put it down till it's done. In this book, Joe and Mary Beth are empty nesters and learning to cope. And Nate Romanowski and Liv have a new baby girl so life has drastically changed for Nate. Joe is also trying very hard to cope with a new sheriff who seems to know it all. When Judge Hewitt's wife is murdered in a possible attempt on the judge's life, the sheriff arrests Nate for the ...more
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: detectives-cops
Love the Joe Pickett series! Can't wait for the next book in the series, this one as soon as it was published so, will probably be a while.
Tommy Hughes
Outstanding book,not a dull moment from beginning to end.I have read all of the authors books and Have throughly enjoyed them all
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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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