Open Season

Open Season

Format
ePub
Price
$7.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101463802
  • 304 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult

Overview

“When a high-powered rifle bullet hits living flesh, it makes a distinctive—pow-WHOP—sound that is unmistakable even at tremendous distance.”

And so it begins for Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden who, with the shot of a rifle, is thrust into a race to save not only an endangered species, but to unravel a mystery that threatens the life and the family he loves…
Open Season

Open Season

C. J. Box

Praise

“C.J. BOX is a great storyteller” Tony Hillerman

Open Season is a great crime novel.” Lee Child

“Meet Joe Pickett: He’s going to be a mystery star.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Intriguing, with a forest setting so treacherous it makes Nevada Barr’s locales look positively comfy, with a motive for murder that is as unique as any in modern fiction. Pickett is a refreshingly human and befuddled hero…But it’s Box’s offbeat way of telling the story that puts it on the best of the year track.” Los Angeles Times

“Every few years a first novel appears that immediately sets itself apart from the crowd. As readers, we feel that special shock of recognition that announces, ‘Here is something special.’ Taking dead aim with his first sentence…Box remains square on target throughout this nearly word-perfect debut…Best of all, the soft-spoken Joe Pickett is a Gary Cooper for our time.” Booklist (starred review)

“C.J. Box might represent an endangered species himself: a first novelist who is getting his due…Box’s book has it allsuspenseful plot, magnificent scenery and a flawed male hero who is tough but truly connected to his family…profoundly memorable.” Boston Herald

“A muscular first novel…Box writes as straight as his characters shoot, and he has a stand-up hero to shoulder his passionate concerns about endangered lives and liberties.” New York Times Book Review

“A high-country Presumed Innocent that moves like greased lightning.” Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“A fascinating, well-scripted debut novel…In Gary Cooper style, Pickett is transformed into a man with a mission to save his family, then exact his vengeance. It’s a classic tale of Wild West justice.” USA Today

“Pickett [is] an engaging change from the fast-driving, trigger-happy male heroes of so many contemporary crime novels…Open Season offers several unexpected twists and is greatly enlivened by concise but heartfelt descriptions of the Wyoming landscape…a very promising debut.” Washington Post Book World

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