Impressive precision and heart-gripping suspense....Good characters, an extra good story, and great scenes of life and death in the wilderness-New York Times Book Review
From #1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box, a top-tier 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.
When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly's rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance. While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and it is up to Joe to find answers-and the shooter.
The search for the would-be assassin becomes personal when Joe's best friend, Nate Romanowski-just as he's adjusting to the arrival of his first child-falls under suspicion for the crime. It's a race against the clock as Joe tries to clear Nate's name and identify the real shooter, all while deciphering the grizzly encounter. Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.
Story Locale: Wyoming
Series Overview: Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, an everyman hero with a penchant for stepping into trouble, works with an outlaw falconer and his resourceful wife and daughters to protect the land of Twelve Sleep Country from hunters, ecoterrorists, cowboy hit men, and rogue government agents, among others. NAIBA Rep Picks August 2020
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, August 2020
Product Dimensions: 8.2 L × 5.5 W × 0.8 H
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