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Below Zero by C. J. Box

Below Zero (2009)

by C. J. Box

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Six years ago, Joe Pickett's foster daughter, April, was murdered. Now, someone is leaving phone messages claiming to be the dead girl. As his family struggles with the disturbing event, he discovers that the calls have been placed from locations where serious environmental crimes have occurred. And as the phone calls grow closer, so does the danger.

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While I didn't entirely dislike the book...I am finding that the most recent ones need a greater infusion of reality. In spite of all the contemporary touches... cold hospitals that are more interested in insurance coverage than the patient's recovery... carbon footprints and the death of Planet Earth... abused foster-care children...text messaging...just to mention a few...they can do nothing to rescue a lame...contrived... and unbelievable plot. Box has done much better and hopefully will again. 2.5 stars ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Joe Pickett's family gets a message from a young girl he and his wife helped raise and he has thought her dead for several years.
  taurus27 | Mar 26, 2016 |
This was a pleasant read. Good suspense. The actual mystery was only so-so however, and the twist was way too obvious. I got it about 3/4 of the way through the book, and I NEVER catch on to things like this, so if I guessed, then the average reader will probably know what is going to happen before they even start the book. :-) ( )
  magerber | Feb 22, 2016 |
Joe Pickett! ( )
  JessieP73 | Apr 6, 2013 |
Impressed that this far into the series and I'm still enjoying it this much. ( )
  she_climber | Apr 18, 2012 |
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Marshall and Sylvia Hotle, who liked to list their places of residence as Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Quartzsite, Arizona, and "the open road," were preparing dinner when the saw the dark SUV with Illinois plates drive by on the access road for the third time in less than an hour.
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is forced to relive the tragedy of his foster daughter April's apparent death six years earlier when his daughter Sheridan starts receiving text messags from someone claiming to be April. The nightmare rachets up a step when whoever is sending these messages is discovered traveling with suspected environmental terrorists.… (more)

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