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Open Season (Paperback)
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
About the Author
C. J. Box is the author of twelve Joe Pickett novels and three stand-alones, and has won the Edgar(r), Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38 and the French Elle magazine literary award. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages. He lives outside Cheyenne, Wyoming, with his family.
“A great storyteller.”—Tony Hillerman
“A great crime novel.”—Lee Child
“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.” —The New York Times Book Review
“SUPERB…Without resorting to simplistic blacks and whites, Box fuses ecological themes, vibrant descriptions of Wyoming’s wonders and peculiarities, and fully fleshed characters into a debut of riveting tensions.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Box’s book has it all—suspenseful plot, magnificent scenery and a flawed male hero who is tough but truly connected to his family… PROFOUNDLY MEMORABLE.” —The Boston Herald
“A HIGH-COUNTRY PRESUMED INNOCENT that moves like greased lightning.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)