Author: CJ Box
Categories: Thrillers / Mystery & Detective / Suspense
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must investigate an attempted murder…a crime committed from a confoundingly long distance. When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly's rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance. While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and it is up to Joe to find answers—and the shooter. The search for the would-be assassin becomes personal when Joe's best friend, Nate Romanowsk, just as he's adjusting to the arrival of his first child, falls under suspicion for the crime. It's a race against the clock as Joe tries to clear Nate's name and identify the real shooter, all while deciphering the grizzly encounter. Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.
C. J. Box is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels including the Joe Pickett series. He has won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel, as well as, the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction.
Annie Oakley is the sole support of her widowed mother and two siblings at the age of only fifteen. She is an expert with a gun and she shoots game to help the family survive. She could solve her problems including the pending foreclosure on her family’s farm if she would accept a marriage, including the impending foreclosure of her family's farm. She accepts a position with the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show that takes care of all of her finance woes. Finally, she has a chance to save her family's farm--and make her dreams come true. Then a series of crimes takes place at the Wild West Show including the death of her Indian Assistant, Kimi. When her prized horse Buck is stolen, she realizes that someone is out to get her.
She is the recipient of awards including: 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Finalist in Historical Fiction, 2019 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards: First Place in the Mystery/Crime Category and 2019 Hillerman Award for Southwest Fiction
See book review in our May 2020 newsletter Something Wicked This Way Comes…