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Winterkill (Joe Pickett Series #3)

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Heartbreaking yet exciting thriller

There are only fifty-five Game Wardens to cover the state of Wyoming. Joe Picket¿s district consists of 1,500 square miles, but he spots a hunter illegally kill a bunch of elks. When he apprehends the suspect he is shocked to discover it is Lamar Gardiner, the Distric...
There are only fifty-five Game Wardens to cover the state of Wyoming. Joe Picket¿s district consists of 1,500 square miles, but he spots a hunter illegally kill a bunch of elks. When he apprehends the suspect he is shocked to discover it is Lamar Gardiner, the District Supervisor for the Twelve-Sleep National Forest. Lamar escapes, but when the game warden finds him again, he is dead, stuck to a tree by the arrows that killed him............................ His death brings to town Melinda Strickland, a high-ranking Forest Service official heading a task force to keep anti-government groups off federal land. The Sovereigns, dissenters from Waco, Ruby Ridge and the Montana Freemen, stake out a piece of land on Battle Mountain, which they rename the Sovereign Citizen Compound. Among them is the mother of Joe¿s foster daughter who has a court order to take custody of April. She legally takes April to the compound. The situation is volatile because Srickland and the FBI plan to oust the Sovereigns from the compound, using force if necessary, and Joe fears that his beloved foster child will become caught in the crossfire...................... In WINTERKILL there is a paradigm switch because the supposed good guys act like criminals while the radicals act like peace loving citizens in need of refuge. The protagonist is constantly torn between law and justice making him willing to try anything to prevent the crisis from reaching a boiling point. Though one sided, C.J. Box takes aim at rogue agents in the Federal government by showing the damage they can do if they are not fired at the first hint of wrong doing. This is an exciting take of modern western justice................... Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I enjoyed the plots and action in the first two books in the Joe

I enjoyed the plots and action in the first two books in the Joe Pickett series. I liked the idea of following the life of a game warden who seems to be a good man. However, the third book was unrealistic to me and there was too much gratuitous animal killing even bey...
I enjoyed the plots and action in the first two books in the Joe Pickett series. I liked the idea of following the life of a game warden who seems to be a good man. However, the third book was unrealistic to me and there was too much gratuitous animal killing even beyond the initial elk killing - not necessary for a good plot. He could have accomplished the story line in other ways that would have worked better. I understand that Wyoming has a strong culture of game hunting, but it went even beyond that. Not going to be my cup of tea.

posted by LucyLu2 on March 8, 2014

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