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Winterkill [Paperback]

C. J. Box
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1 April 2011
It's an hour away from darkness, a bitter winter storm is raging, and Joe Pickett is deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's steering wheel handcuffed to his right - and Lamar Gardiner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him. Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warn: Get off the mountain. But Joe knows this episode is far from over. Somewhere in the dense timber, a killer draws his bowstring - with Joe as his prey...

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Corvus (1 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848878028
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848878020
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Fast-paced ...vivid and memorable.' Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great modern western from CJ Box 14 Aug 2011
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Another Joe Pickett novel, and what has he got himself into this time.

The story starts with Pickett picking up a local, who has committed a crime. In essence he's caught "over hunting" (killing too may animals). But he manages to escape, but is soon murdered, in quite bizarre fashion.

Then the story really gets a move one. Why was this man murdered? Did it have something to do with a group of survivalists who have moved into the forrest. Why are the FBI so concerned and what's driving them?

There are loads of twists and turns, and I'll not go into too much as someone here has already written an comprehensive review.

Nevertheless, this is a great read and sits in well with the other books in the series. If you're looking for a series of books to escappe with, then these could just be the ticket for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Billiant 26 Aug 2013
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I felt as though I was in Twelve Sleep County with Joe Pickett. This is the 3rd in the series but the best so far. Described so well that I can actually taste the snow.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forest crimes and moral dilemmas 27 Jan 2011
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Continuing my reading of this series set in the forests of Wyoming's Rocky Mountains, I confess myself completely charmed despite a total lack of interest in hunting, fishing and trekking through forests. Joe Pickett is a game warden - as described by the author, C J Box:

"Game wardens are unique because they can legitimately be involved in just about every major event or situation that involves the outdoors and the rough edges of the rural new west. They're trained and armed law enforcement officers, and nearly every human they encounter in the field is armed, which is unique. Often, they're too far from town to call backup in an emergency so they're forced to deal with situations with their experience, weapons, and wits. Their districts can encompass 5,000 square miles of rough country filled with wildlife, history, schemes, and secrets. By necessity, they're lone wolves."

The first three novels have contained some recurring, strong themes: the beauty of the country, as seen through Joe's eyes - unsentimentally but with complete appreciation; Joe's family life - he is married to Marybeth and they have three children as well as often having Marybeth's difficult mother to stay; and the tensions Joe feels as he strives to uphold the law that makes the forest environment and wildlife sustainable while having to live in a local community of hunters, fishers and strong individualists who have moved to the remote hamlet of Saddlestring, often to get away from the excessive interference (as they see it) of the authorities, so not of a helpful temperament from Joe's perspective.

"The character of Joe Pickett is, in a way, the antithesis of many modern literary protagonists. He's happily married with a growing family of daughters.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just gets better 18 April 2011
By Carole
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Only just recently starting reading C J Box's books. Blue Heaven was the first. Really enjoyed reading Winter Kill, love the characters in this series, just glad I have a few to catch up on :). Each book gets better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real good story 23 Jan 2014
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Well told story of some one trying to do his job. Look after his family in wild country and his boss`s
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book yet again! 29 Nov 2013
By Trish
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I love this series, following joe pickett through his exciting adventures. Lovely descriptions of the surrounding areas that makes you feel you are there.would appeal to anyone who loves a mystery and likes a man who is true to himself
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great character 17 Sep 2013
By JohnEP
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The great character is Joe Picket.I have read 11 JP stories and I look forward to even more.The story lines are always interesting,intriguing and thrilling.Joe is a straightforward,honest and hardworking game warden as well as being a devoted family man and his interactions with his wife and daughters provide even more interest.In Winterkill he faces one of his most difficult
experiences culminating in disaster and heartache.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 20 Mar 2013
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Straight up and down, good guy, bad guy story. Well written, well structured tale. Holds the interest, with a 'I didn't think you'd do THAT!' moment.
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