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Nowhere to Run (Joe Pickett)

Nowhere to Run (Joe Pickett) [Kindle Edition]

C.J. Box
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Joe Pickett's in his last week as the temporary game warden in the town of Baggs, Wyoming, but there have been strange things going on in the mountains, and his conscience won't let him leave without checking them out: reports of camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered. And then there's the runner who simply vanished one day. Joe doesn't mind admitting that the farther he rides, the more he wishes he could just turn around and go home.

And he is right to be concerned. Because what awaits him is like nothing he's ever dealt with, like something out of an old story, except this is all too real and too deadly.

When he'd first saddled up, he'd thought of this as his last patrol. What he hadn't known was just how accurate that thought might turn out to be.

About the Author

C. J. Box is the winner of the Anthony Award, the 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 633 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 042524055X
  • Publisher: Corvus (22 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006G0VG8S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,801 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Joe Pickett has only one more week to go in the territory around Baggs, Wyoming, before he will be heading back to take up his position of a game warden in Twelve Sleep Country. Back to his family. But in all good conscience Joe can't ignore the reports he's been hearing about campsites being vandalized and an illegally poached elk being stolen from the hunters who tracked the wounded animal and found the carcass neatly butchered. Pickett figures it will take him a week to make his way around the Sierra Madre of Southern Wyoming and then he's homeward bound. What he finds when he gets deep into the mountains makes him shiver with fear because something just isn't right. By the time he finds who is responsible for the strange happenings in the territory his life hangs in the balance and he's completely cut off from any help.

What a great book this was. Such incredible writing prowess by author C. J. Box that my heart was pounding while I read the account of the danger Joe Pickett was in. The descriptions of the magnificent mountains, lakes and valleys in Wyoming were so good I could visualize them without any problem at all. I liked the character of Joe mainly because he seemed like such a normal individual. Not a super hero, just a really dedicated man doing his job to the very best of his ability. The book seems at first to be a rather simple premise of a game warden protecting the area he is assigned to, but it slowly opens out into a much more complex story involving not just inter-state political rivalries, but also political agendas on a national level.

The concepts of the rights of the individual in these United States is at the heart of this story.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Joe Pickett - A man of principles - Very Good 12 May 2010
By L. J. Roberts TOP 500 REVIEWER
First Sentence: Three hours after he'd broken camp, repacked, and pushed his horses higher into the mountain range, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett paused on the lip of a wide hollow basin and dug in his saddlebag for his notebook.

Game Warden Joe Pickett is making the last pass before going home through the territory he has been covering for the past year. He's following up on reports of vandalism and other hunter's game butchered out. He doesn't expect to run into twin brothers who resent being asked to follow the rules and nearly cost Joe his life. He also doesn't expect the only reason he escapes is a woman who may have been an Olympic contender but disappeared. His determination to enforce the law and to possibly rescue the woman sends Joe, with his friend Nate, back into the mountains and an old-West showdown.

Box writes books that are entertaining, exciting and occasionally touching. He also writes book that make you think about the bigger issues and does it in such a way that doesn't preach or become didactic, but makes you weigh both sides of the question and make your own choice. That is a real talent.

The character of Joe Pickett is one of an average man; very human, married, loves his family, loyal to his friends. He learns he is not invincible, but believes in his job even it's dangerous and, perhaps, not smart..."It's my job. I do my job." Even his wife, Marybeth, acknowledges his job is who he is..."You do what you do because you're hardwired for it. You get yourself into situations because you have a certain set of standards..." That relationship and those principles give Joe the structure that defines him.

The interaction between Joe and the other characters is believable, and occasionally humorous.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars run and get the next one 22 Dec 2011
By I. B. Pitbladdo VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
C J Box very quickly got himself onto my automatic purchase list and I have yet to be disappointed with his work.
Nowhere to Run is another great story featuring game warden Joe Picket and examines the corrupt government versus the little man scenario, corrupt governments being very topical at the moment and I'm not talking about Wyoming, but I digress.
Between the covers of this little gem the pace seldom flags and there are enough thrills and tense moments to satisfy the most jaded reader of thrillers.
If you haven't read C J Box then give him a try I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing story! 30 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I have to start by saying that the Joe Pickett books by C J Box are amongst my favourites EVER! A refreshing change to the normal mysteries I devour and just wonderfully written and crafted stories. I can't believe he's still relatively unknown but I'm spreading the love one book at a time!
I downloaded the first book Open Season and have read the rest back to back ever since. I don't know what I'll do when I'm fully up to date.....try to be patient I guess!
If you love good, nail biting stories with amazingly human characters then buy this book...but if you can start at the beginning and read them in order then do it!
Enjoy x
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Joe is really annoying 17 April 2012
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This was the first of Joe Pickett series that I had read. I really wanted to like it because it would open up another dozen books to me by the author. I quite liked the story although the setting is a million miles from anything I know or grew up with.It did move along at a decent pace and kept my interest. However it was the story that kept my interest not the main character. Joe is a pompous idiot who would jepordize all that should be important to him for the sake of his principles. Joe would happily have died, leaving a wife with no husband and children with no father because he felt it was his duty. It was like reading a real life " John Wayne" a mans gota do what a mans gota do. Joe is the kind of guy who generals used in the first world war to charge out of the trenches and straight to the deaths. I won't read anymore of the Joe series purely because I think Joe is a complete pratt and in 2012 life just isn't as black and white as Joe thinks it is. Also annoyed that the author introduced Nate for the ending. However guess we can't have holier than thou Joe having deaths on his conscience because he was used in suicide by cop scenerio.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!
Well written story,keeps you on edge throughout.also makes you think of how much freedom we have in our lives.One of the best story tellers around.j.s.
Published 18 hours ago by j.s.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another page turner
I always look forward to the next Joe Pickett book, and I am never disappointed. This is an excellent book.
Published 4 days ago by Fender Maker Jenny
4.0 out of 5 stars Intense action in the mountains
This is a very good series which evolves with each book, so it is better to read them in order if you can.
Published 5 days ago by eftmaster26
5.0 out of 5 stars unputdownable
My kind of adventure story. Mr Box at his best. Highly recommended & I urge adventure lovers to read this.
Published 2 months ago by Mr. J. Collis
4.0 out of 5 stars A REALLY GOOD READ
I am really enjoying the Joe Pickett series. The only problem is that they are so many books on J.P. I started at the middle, so now catching up and in line.
Published 2 months ago by ian young
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the series
fans of Joe Pickett will love this one

A well constructed story with political overtones and best of the series so far
Published 3 months ago by tony edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully a major film
This is my favourite Pickett story so far. 10 books in and I've not been disappointed with one. The Grim brothers were brilliant; scary and believable. Read more
Published 4 months ago by MARTIN CLAYTON
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Pickett rules!
Yet another good read from cm box. Not quite sure what to make of Joe Pickett. He seems unsure at times and fiercely right at others. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Trish
5.0 out of 5 stars excitment
Once again CJBox has written a story about Joe Picket which keeps you so involved that you do not want to put the book down. Read more
Published 6 months ago by JohnEP
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Same good standard and good quality as the other titles. Looking forward to reading more. Smashing great fantastic brilliant x
Published 6 months ago by Steve Kenneth Grundy
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