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Cold Wind (Joe Pickett Series #11)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

This complex mystery with its strong casting is what fans expect in the Pickett investigative series

Joe Pickett is happy being home in Saddlestring, Wyoming with his beloved wife Marybeth and their daughter instead of being the Wyoming governor's point man. The only person who resides in the county that he dislikes is his mother-in-law Missy, who just married her six...
Joe Pickett is happy being home in Saddlestring, Wyoming with his beloved wife Marybeth and their daughter instead of being the Wyoming governor's point man. The only person who resides in the county that he dislikes is his mother-in-law Missy, who just married her sixth husband multimillionaire Earl Alden. However he is missing and she demands her game warden son-in-law find him.

Joe arrives at the ranch and quickly finds a body in a wind turbine. He climbs the ladder and identifies the corpse as his latest father-in-law. Sheriff McLachlan orders him down as he knew this was a crime scene before her got there due to an informant's tip. He arrests Missy, but Joe believes she is being framed as the informant is her ex husband Bud Longbrake who lost his ranch to her when she divorced him. Marybeth begs Joe to investigate, which he reluctantly does. He quickly learns everyone within Earl's scope wanted him dead. That is enough for Missy to be not guilty in court, but Marybeth wants her mom proven innocent.

This complex mystery with its strong casting is what fans expect in the Pickett investigative series as C.J. Box provides another terrific tale. The story line is personal because Joe and Missy detest one another, but both love Marybeth. Readers will enjoy Cold Wind as the hero works a case trying to prove his number one enemy is innocent.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on January 12, 2011

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Please dont ruin it for the rest of us!!

I hate going through the reviews to get an insight on a book only to find people like "harstan" has pretty much given away all the best parts. A review is what a person thought about the book, not that person telling everyone what the book is about in such long, long de...
I hate going through the reviews to get an insight on a book only to find people like "harstan" has pretty much given away all the best parts. A review is what a person thought about the book, not that person telling everyone what the book is about in such long, long detail. It kinda ruins it for those of us that still haven't read it yet. A 2cents review is okay but a 75cent review is a bit much!

posted by Anonymous on August 13, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Gem

    Huddles on a tree branch shivering.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Good

    Good book, bad grammer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Soul

    ((Im in my true demon form right now....just a warning))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Spirit

    Yeah. Okay yeah.

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    Posted August 10, 2013

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    Posted February 16, 2013

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    As with all of Box's novels, you can't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Allclaw to windstar

    Hi ill be yur mate

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

    A good read

    Another worthy addition to this series. I hope the author keeps it up. The characters and situations are interesting and the action is continuous.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    Four stars

    Very good, especially because I started at the 11th book of the series. I was a little confused at first, but the author was pretty good about explaining the background of the characters. I actually immediately bought the next book and really got into it. Worth the read, maybe you can start on Joe Pickett #1.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Good book

    I have read all the Joe Picket books and enjoy them all.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Gggxgfs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Worth the money

    Riveting. I finished it in two days...you'll never expect the ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Cold Wind

    Joe Picket's mother-in-law is arrested for the murder of her fifth husband, Earl Alden. Earl, a wealthy landowner was found hanging from one of the wind turbines, he was having installed on his property. Although this is the eleventh installment of the Joe Pickett mysteries, this is the first that I have read. Since not knowing the character and his background, I found the descriptive narratives of Wyoming life intriguing. Not the most suspenseful of stories, but still enjoyable nonetheless.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    CJ needs help

    A good story is annoyingly fouled with inept proof-reading and or editing. The publisher should take a long look at especially the last few chapters and ask themselves - did they earn their share?

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Really great read

    Another great C.J. Box read. Loved the Joe Pickett/Nate Romanowski stories intertwined and the ending was a total surprise. Keep them coming C.J. I love them all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

    Highly recommended Another great one by BOx

    This latest Box is great. The ending is maybe a preview of the next book. Have read all of his books and like them all.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Poor Plot-Not up to Box's prior Pickett's series!

    l've read alll of all of Box's novels. Cold Wind is a disappointment. Pickett'$ outdoor escapades are lost in domestic banter and plot; a 'Redbook' style story. The theme of a windmill conspiracy is unreaistic. The only clever twist is the ending!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

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