Stone Cold by C. J. Box

Stone Cold

By C. J. Box

  • Release Date: 2014-03-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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Description

The electrifying new Joe Pickett novel from the New York Times–bestselling author.

Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man’s wealth comes from killing people.

Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The other is new—but Joe knows him all too well. The first man doesn’t frighten Joe. The second is another story entirely.

Reviews

  • Thanks Robert x

    4
    By keswv
    Yrm is z
  • Another CJ Box page turner

    5
    By Woody Maples
    As a huge fan of this series, I am afraid my remarks are just a bit prejudiced. I enjoy the way the author develops the characters and does not clutter the story with needless detail: just enough to hook us. We know what makes Joe Pickett tick. He has a very certain code of what is right and although he can be aggravating at times, he frequently leave us breathless. I can't wait for what is next!
  • Loved it.

    5
    By Is everythingtaken
    This the first book by this author I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and and am looking forward to reading more of his books.
  • Draws you in.

    4
    By Howwhenandwhy
    A good fast-paced story. Though it doesn't grab you in the first paragraph, or, for me, even the first page, you suddenly find yourself committed to the character, Joe Pickett. There was simply no point at which I was ready to put the book aside to pick up later. Although this is apparently a series of long standing, I as a new reader had no problem getting the lay of the land and the drift of the relationships. It stands alone just fine, with the caveat that I will be going back to the beginning to get to know these intriguing characters better.
  • Stone Cold

    5
    By 95949
    The complete set were a great read. Is this the end of Joe and his family? I hope not.
  • Stone Cold

    4
    By snarfish
    I almost live in Wyoming...Fort Collins, Colorado, so the lyrical descriptions of the country in season is why I buy all of these books. Offset by a good story, somewhat different every time, yet with comfortable and familiar characters that you already know--CJ Box has a winning formula without losing the infusion of something new. The only thing beyond belief was Missy--really, are we supposed to believe that Wolfgang Templeton was taken in?
  • Stone cold is awesome

    5
    By Lalj
    The Joe Pickett series keeps getting better and better, I've read all 14 or so of them in less than 2 months ... Simply wonderful is all I can say about CJ Box and his writing skills ! I'm only disappointed that I've read the last one for a while ! I was happy as a pig in slop when I knew I had several books left. Now I'm gonna be bored to death waiting on a new novel
  • Okay Read

    3
    By Svanderzyl
    Purchased this book late one night hoping for a good mystery The book was "okay". I did not realize the book was part of previous novels about the same main character. Throughout the story I felt I was missing some back-history about most of the characters and the story line. Having read any previous novels would probably have made the story better. As far as it being a good mystery, i'd have to say look elsewhere.
  • Excellent read

    5
    By G'Dad12
    Hard to put down and very well written where all of the characters come to life.
  • DLP

    5
    By Woods/Barrington
    Excellent book. I think this is his best work yet.

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