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C. J. Box
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1 Oct 2011 Joe Pickett 8
It's elk season in the Rockies, but this year one hunter is stalking a different kind of prey. When the call comes in on the radio, Joe Pickett can hardly believe his ears: game wardens have found a hunter dead at a camp in the mountains - strung up, gutted, skinned, and beheaded, as if he were the elk he'd been pursuing. A spent cartridge and a poker chip lie next to his body. Ripples of horror spread through the community, and with a possibly psychotic killer on the loose, Governor Rulon is forced to end hunting season early for the first time in state history - outraging hunters and potentially crippling the state's income from the loss of hunting license revenue. But when the brutal murders eerily coincide with the arrival of radical anti-hunting activist Klamath Moore, Pickett knows the Governor's ruling is the least of his worries. Are the murders the work of a deranged activist or of a lone psychopath with a personal vendetta? As always, Joe Pickett is the governor's go-to man, and he's put on the case to track the murderous hunter, as more bodies - and poker chips - turn up.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Corvus (1 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184887992X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848879928
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Box...spins a story crammed with shock and suspense."

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"Box ratchets up the suspense in this tightly plotted example of his writing genius."

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C.J. Box is the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award and the Edgar Award and is also an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. His novels are US bestsellers and have been translated into 21 languages. Box lives with his family outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Visit his website at

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the wonderful C J BOX 15 Feb 2011
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My husband bought me a kindle for Christmas and I purchased a few of the "Twelve Days Of Christmas " books for my new kindle .
I do doubt that I would have read C J Box otherwise . I was amazed . His descriptive abilities are fantastic. His hero Joe Pickett is a man we all know .Quiet unremarkable ,but possessed of the ability to see people as they really are .He sees the best in all he meets and suffers when let down .I can really imagine the wilderness as he portrays it, I can feel his sadness and his joy . I have now read 8 ( not all available on kindle worst luck) of of the books in the series and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who loves a good mystery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Joe Pickett story 8 Dec 2013
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C.J. Box has rightly established himself as one of the premier crime writers in the world today. This book exhibits all his talent in another story about Game Warden Joe Pickett solving crime in the wilderness environment that the author so clearly loves. His settings are vivid and the characters (even minor ones) are real and alive. As usual, the plot has the unforeseen twists and turns that keep you wondering and wanting to read more. I had to ration my reading (as usual with these books) in order to make it last longer. If I have one complaint is that the story seemed too short. But, I have felt the same about other C.J. Box novels and I think it is because he does not waste time with insignificant matters but, like the main character, keeps charging ahead to a final resolution.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 7 Oct 2013
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this is a first rate book
would recommend it to anyone
can't wait to read the next one which is Below Zero
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By Mama T
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Bought one of C J Box's novels as it was on special offer and I loved it. This is the second and although I am going back and forward in the series, it doesn't matter as each story is self contained and the characters are developed in each book. Who would have thought that a US Game Warden could have such an exciting life?!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read book 18 Sep 2013
By JohnEP
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One of CJBox's best;full of suspense,very well written and a real thriller.I have enjoyed many of the stories involving Joe Picket and his character is being gradually developed with skilful writing.A thrilling and surprising climax.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Pickett 1 Aug 2013
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I really am enjoying all the Joe Pickett Books, the settings are so well described and Joe Pickett is a very believable and likeable protagonist!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Trail 10 July 2013
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Another good book by CJ Box following the exploits of Joe Pickett. Great book with interesting plots and interesting results.
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent 6 July 2013
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another great story from a favorite author who continues to come up with new twists that you where not expecting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put this down
This writer is truly excellent. He puts across cogent arguments, and you don't even realise he is doing it - excellent.
Published 10 days ago by Fender Maker Jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Trail (Joe Pickett)
Very good story, couldn't put it down, would recommend it it to anyone who likes mystery stories told by a good author
Published 1 month ago by Rosalyn_Keyford_Hallett
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I enjoyed this book. The story line is compelling reading. The characters are realistic which makes for a realistic plot.
Published 1 month ago by Crafty girl
2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended
The book arrived in good time and in reasonable condition but was a little damp. I have read few of Box's Joe Pickett books and I don't really like his politics, he appears to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roy
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
This is very hard to get in to and not the best book I have read get better towards the end.
Published 2 months ago by ann page
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Trail
Excellent read, kept reader in suspense till the very end. CJ Box weaves and very interesting and exciting storyline. Will enjoy reading more of CJ Box's books.
Published 2 months ago by Gm Hp Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!
I'm not going to give a long account of the story. It's pretty well summed up, but want to add that I love this series of books. Read more
Published 2 months ago by ronix
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting , Awesome, Read
This book deserves five stars as it one book I just couldn't put down!! Really enjoyed the interaction between all of the characters, plus snippets of Joe's family life!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Alexandra G. V. Hepburn
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last!
I have read a few poor books recently in a bid to find some new authors. So to relieve the pressure, i went back to C J Box. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dixie dean
5.0 out of 5 stars The game warden sleuth who always gets his man!
I've read almost all Joe Picket books and this one is among the best. It leads you through the countryside on a roller coaster ride to find the truth about the grisly murders. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Aphall
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