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Open Season (Joe Pickett Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

entertaining police procedural

While still a Wyoming state game warden trainee, Joe Pickett ticketed a man fishing without a license. The man turned out to be the state governor. One week after being assigned to Twelve Sleep County, Joe fines outfitter Ote Keeley for shooting a buck out of season. ...
While still a Wyoming state game warden trainee, Joe Pickett ticketed a man fishing without a license. The man turned out to be the state governor. One week after being assigned to Twelve Sleep County, Joe fines outfitter Ote Keeley for shooting a buck out of season. However, Ote takes Joe¿s gun away and points it at the game warden¿s head before calmly accepting his ticket. Though he continues working hard, Joe has never fully recovered from the Keeley incident.

A few months later, Keeley reenters Joe¿s life when his daughter finds the outfitter dead at the woodpile near the Pickett home. Next to the corpse is a cooler containing pellets of excrement. Joe and fellow warden Wacey Hedeman assist sheriff Bud Barnum with the investigation. However, soon Joe is in trouble with his superiors, his pregnant wife for jeopardizing his job, and with a killer trying to add a nosy game warden to the list.

OPEN SEASON is an entertaining police procedural tale that works because the author steps out of the box by insuring his star is not superman. Instead he is just an average Joe struggling with learning his new job, obtaining a decent standard of living for his family, and still trying to do the right thing. The story line is filled with twists and turns so that the audience into thinking the wrong person is the villain. The endangered species issue is well designed within the plot with C.J. Box cleverly laying it out so that the reader can decide on this complex question. Fans will want more Wyoming mysteries starring a guy named Joe.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Not a "can't put down" kinda book but an entertaining, easy read.

I'm an avid outdoorsman so any book that features hunting and outdoor adventure will get my attention. This book has plenty of outdoor reference and it seems obvious Mr. Box knows what he's talking about, but his writing is simple and fairly predictable. This is my fi...
I'm an avid outdoorsman so any book that features hunting and outdoor adventure will get my attention. This book has plenty of outdoor reference and it seems obvious Mr. Box knows what he's talking about, but his writing is simple and fairly predictable. This is my first book with this author and I'll likely try another of his books, but I'm in no hurry.

posted by 9283560 on October 20, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2004

    Mundane average cozy mystery

    A cozy mystery set in Wyoming. Bad guys you can see coming a mile away in the beginning of the book. Very young-adult writing. I don't get all the rave reviews from other authors on the cover of this book. Just makes me go, 'Huh?'

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Did not tempt me to read series

    Not a favorite genre combo and think there is a girl forest ranger series i dontcare for. when will authors figure out that the main character must be likeable not anti or flawed and supporting cast eccentric but amusing if you just dont care if they all get wasted why read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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