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Out of Range by C. J. Box

Out of Range

by C. J. Box

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Good book, but I felt like the story was just getting going for about the first half. Not necessarily slow, but just a lot of leading up to a rapid conclusion. ( )
  JessieP73 | Apr 6, 2013 |
This is the first Joe Pickett novel I have read.
Its easy to read ok story about Joe trying to solve the death of the Park ranger he has replaced.
But to be honest I found this book rather far fetched and not at all believable.
Overall disappointed in this book. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Jan 19, 2013 |
Another very enjoyable story of Joe Pickett, Wyoming Game Warden. This time he's in Jackson where people don't play by the rules and yet again he finds himself in the thick of it making enemies of very important people. ( )
  she_climber | Nov 19, 2011 |
I didn't especially like the first book in the series but decided to give it another chance. This series doesn't work for me, I just don't care enough for the situation of the characters, so I'm letting this author go. ( )
  amf0001 | Aug 15, 2009 |
5th in the Joe Pickett series.

In this episode, Joe moves out of his home range in the Bighorn mountains to take a temporary assignment in the Grand Tetons district in Jackson, Wyoming, thanks to the death of its ranger, a good friend of Joe’s; the death appears to be a suicide.

Jackson is NOT an easy assignment, since multiple interests clash over the use of public lands, a favorite them of Box’s. This time, development is the main issue, and the powerful forces that stand to gain a great deal of money through what they claim is appropriate use of land.

Personal danger enters into the mix when Joe is fairly sure that his friend’s death has not been a suicide, but murder.

This is probably Box’s best book to date in the series, mainly because he’s not faced with the awkwardness of having Joe act like a normal human being in emotional situations. This time it’s all action, and the book quite frankly is better off for it.

Box’s writing continues to improve and his sense of locale is, as usual, superb. Lots of action and a good plot also contribute to an excellent read. Highly recommended. ( )
2 vote Joycepa | Jun 30, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425209458, Mass Market Paperback)

Game warden Joe Pickett returns in a twisting, action-packed tale of greed, power, and murder.

Joe Pickett is attempting to enjoy-all right, survive-his mother-in-law's wedding to a local big-shot rancher when he receives some disturbing news: Will Jensen,a fellow Wyoming game warden and a good friend, has killed himself. And Joe's been picked to temporarily run Jensen's Teton district.

Jackson, Wyoming, is a far cry from Joe's hometown of Saddlestring-it's the epicenter for many environmental extremists and an elite playground for the rich and powerful-and Joe quickly finds himself in over his head. Yet despite the pressures of his new job, he can't get his friend's suicide out of his mind. By all accounts, Will had changed in the last few months, becoming violent and unpredictable.

The closer Joe comes to the truth about Will's death, the more his own life spirals out of control-and he realizes that if he's not careful, he may end up as Jackson's next victim. Out of Range proves once again that C. J. Box is one of the most original and entertaining voices in mystery fiction.

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"A good friend and fellow game warden has killed himself, and Joe Pickett's been chosen to temporarily run his district. But Jackson, Wyoming, is a far cry from Joe's hometown of Saddlestring -- and it doesn't help that now Joe feels compelled to investigate the circumstances surrounding his friend's suicide. But as he comes closer to the truth, the more his own life spirals out of control -- and he realizes that if he isn' t careful, he may be Jackson's next victim ..."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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