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Just like the state of Wyoming, where C. J. Box's Joe Pickett series takes place, the sixth installment in the award-winning suspense saga is breathtaking, rugged, and chock-full of potentially deadly pitfalls -- especially the two-legged variety.
When Opal Scarlett, the head of a much-historied and wildly eccentric ranching clan, suddenly disappears, a bitter battle ensues between two of her three sons for control of the ranch. The property is worth millions, and ruthless siblings Arlen and Hank will do anything to gain control of it. But as local game warden Joe Pickett tries to help unravel the Scarlett case, he is forced to deal with a boss bent on making his life a living hell. And, to make matters worse, a deranged man has begun to harass him and his family. When things turn violent and his daughter's life is put in jeopardy, Pickett -- who has been called an "uncontrollable cowboy" by his boss -- decides to finally go native…
Mixing elements of suspense, mystery, and western, the Joe Pickett novels (Out of Range, Trophy Hunt, Winterkill, et al.) can also be described as savvy ecological thrillers dealing with subjects like conservation and restoration, poaching, habitat preservation, land use and abuse, etc. And after the career-altering events chronicled in In Plain Sight, it will be very interesting to see where Box next takes this highly intelligent and utterly readable saga… Paul Goat Allen