Joe Pickett

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4.5 out of 5 stars 206 ratings

Open Season Summary

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in. Even after the "outfitter murders," as they have been dubbed by the local press after the discovery of the two more bodies, are solved, Joe continues to investigate, uneasy with the easy explanation offered by the local police.

As Joe digs deeper into the murders, he soon discovers that the outfitter brought more than death to his backdoor: he brought Joe an endangered species, thought to be extinct, which is now living in his woodpile. But if word of the existence of this endangered species gets out, it will destroy any chance of InterWest, a multi-national natural gas company, building an oil pipeline that would bring the company billions of dollars across Wyoming, through the mountains and forests of Twelve Sleep. The closer Joe comes to the truth behind the outfitter murders, the endangered species and InterWest, the closer he comes to losing everything he holds dear.

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  • Book 1

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    • Open Season

    • A Joe Pickett Novel
    • By: C. J. Box
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  • Book 2

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    • Savage Run

    • A Joe Pickett Novel
    • By: C. J. Box
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  • Book 3

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    • Winterkill

    • A Joe Pickett Novel
    • By: C. J. Box
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  • Book 4

    • Trophy Hunt

    • Joe Pickett Series, Book 4
    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    It’s an idyllic late-summer day in Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is fly-fishing with his two daughters when he stumbles upon the mutilated body of a moose. Whatever or whoever attacked the animal was ruthless: half the animal’s face has been sliced away, the skin peeled back from the flesh. Shaken by the sight, Joe starts to investigate what he hopes is an isolated incident.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An i excellent read

    • By Jenn on 19-01-16

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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    • In Plain Sight

    • A Joe Pickett Novel
    • By: C. J. Box
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  • Book 7

    • Free Fire

    • By: CJ Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Joe Pickett, having recently been fired from his job as a Wyoming game warden, is working on his father-in-law’s ranch when he receives a call. Governor Rulon - a devious but down-home politico - has a special request. Clay McCann, a lawyer who slaughtered four campers in cold blood in a far-off corner of Yellowstone National Park, had immediately turned himself in at the nearest park ranger station - except that the crimes were committed in a thin sliver of land with zero residents and overlapping jurisdiction, the so-called free-fire zone.

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  • Book 8

    • Blood Trail

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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    It’s elk season in the Rockies, but this year one hunter is stalking a different kind of prey. When the call comes in on the radio, Joe Pickett can hardly believe his ears: game wardens have found a hunter dead at a camp in the mountains - strung up, gutted, skinned, and beheaded, as if he were the elk he’d been pursuing. Governor Rulon is forced to end hunting season early for the first time in state history - outraging hunters and potentially crippling the state’s income from the loss of hunting license revenue.

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  • Book 9

    • Below Zero

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    'Tell Sherry April called.' That simple phone message shakes Joe Pickett’s oldest daughter Sheridan and the rest of the family to the core. To Joe, it doesn’t seem even remotely possible that April could have survived the massacre six years before. He was there, and he was unable to save her. But Sheridan starts to believe there’s a chance that April is still alive, and her suspicions are confirmed when the person sending texts to her cell phone is able to recall family incidents only April could know.

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  • Book 10

    • Nowhere to Run

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    Joe Pickett’s in his last week as the temporary game warden in the isolated town of Baggs, Wyoming, but there have been strange things going on in the surrounding mountains, and his conscience won’t let him leave without checking them out: reports of camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered. And then there’s the runner who’s gone missing – an Olympic hopeful who’d been training in the region and then just ... vanished.

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  • Book 11

    • Cold Wind

    • By: CJ Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, it's his wife, Missy, who is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his mother-in-law, a woman he dislikes heartily, and now he doesn't know what to do - especially when the early signs point to her being guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up?

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  • Book 12

    • Force of Nature

    • By: CJ Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    In 1995, Nate was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad when a colleague did something terrible. Now high up in the government, the man is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate knows exactly how he'll do it – by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out. The entire Pickett family will be a target, and the only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend – and all their lives could depend on it.

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  • Book 13

    • Breaking Point

    • By: C.J. Box
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Butch Roberson was known by all as a local business owner, a hard worker, and a family man. Then he disappeared, leaving two dead bodies in his wake. Now he's known as a murderer - though Joe Pickett cannot believe someone as gentle as Butch could have the instincts of a killer.

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  • Book 14

    • Stone Cold

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Everything about the ranch is a mystery. Rumours abound about the millionaire who owns it, the women who live with him, and the sudden disappearances. Joe Pickett is tasked by the governor to find the truth. There are two other men living up at the ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The first man doesn't frighten him. But the second is another story entirely.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Macho Macho Men

    • By Kaggy on 16-12-15

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  • Book 15

    • Endangered

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Joe has good reason to dislike Dallas Cates - his eighteen-year-old foster daughter, April, has run off with him. And then comes worse news: the body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway – barely alive, the victim of blunt force trauma. It is April, and the doctors don't know if she'll recover. Cates denies having anything to do with it - but Joe knows in his gut who's responsible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Box at his best

    • By Barry Morris on 21-03-18

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  • Book 16

    • Off the Grid

    • Joe Pickett, Book 16
    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Joe Pickett's old friend, Nate Romanowski, is off the grid, lying low while the FBI search for him. But they're not the only ones looking for him. Nate finds himself confronted by agents who need his help assessing a potential terror threat in Wyoming's Red Desert. In return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear. Meanwhile, Joe investigates a rash of crimes and secretive federal activity. As they pursue their quarries, both men will be drawn deep into a secret that could take them both down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best to date

    • By Colin on 13-08-16

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  • Book 17

    • Vicious Circle

    • Joe Pickett, Book 17
    • By: C J Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The plane circled in the dark. Down below, Joe Pickett could just make out figures in the snow and timber. Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates clan's history with the Picketts is about to come full circle. Game warden Joe Pickett struck a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April was endangered. But it wasn't a killing blow, and he'd always wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning...It seems now Joe will find out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Box does it again!

    • By Alan on 09-05-17

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  • Book 18

    • The Disappeared

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British embassy is pressing hard. At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. But the more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The disappeared

    • By alastairl39 on 24-11-18

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 19

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    • Shots Fired

    • By: C. J. Box
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In 'Shots Fired', Joe Pickett's investigation into a radio call threatens to become his last. In 'Pirates of Yellowstone', two Eastern Europeans find out just how ruthless American tough guys can be. In 'Le Sauvage Noble', a Lakota Indian takes a job at Disneyland Paris. These gripping tales are proof, once again, of why Box is a force to be reckoned with.

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