Stone Cold (Joe Pickett Series #14) by C. J. Box | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Stone Cold

Stone Cold

4.0 56
by C. J. Box
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

A New York Times bestselling "suspenseful, action-filled ride" (The Denver Post) from the author of the Joe Pickett novels...

Everything about the rich stranger is a mystery: the massive, isolated ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden

Overview

A New York Times bestselling "suspenseful, action-filled ride" (The Denver Post) from the author of the Joe Pickett novels...

Everything about the rich stranger is a mystery: the massive, isolated ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming, 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 the truth. But he finds out a lot more than he 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. He doesn’t frighten Joe at all.

The other man is another story…

 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Another superlative outing. Grade A."—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A blistering page-turner."—The Arizona Republic

“Vivid…an accessible, quick, and fun read.”—The Associated Press

“With each book, Box just gets better. Nonstop action, a twisty plot, and great characters make his latest a must-read.”—Library Journal

“Exhilarating…Canny Joe uses his wits, taking time to assess the literal and figurative lay of the land.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628990737
Publisher:
Center Point
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
1,270,265
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.44(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Another superlative outing. Grade A."—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A blistering page-turner."—The Arizona Republic

“Vivid…an accessible, quick, and fun read.”—The Associated Press

“With each book, Box just gets better. Nonstop action, a twisty plot, and great characters make his latest a must-read.”—Library Journal

“Exhilarating…Canny Joe uses his wits, taking time to assess the literal and figurative lay of the land.”—Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

C.J. Box is the author of fourteen Joe Pickett novels, including Breaking Point, Force of Nature, and Cold Wind, in addition to four stand-alone novels. He has won the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre. 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and is an Edgar Award and L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. He lives in Wyoming.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Stone Cold 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 56 reviews.
ConR More than 1 year ago
Joe Pickett is one of my favorite characters, and his performance in this book was all that I look for. The part that I don't like is having to wait until the next book comes to have the story continue!! Without any spoilers, what I can say about Stone Cold is that part of the book's storyline deals with the difference between what is seen on the outside....of a person, a persona, a business....etc....and what is true and real. Some theme of this is always in a Pickett story, because that's Joe...getting to what is true and real. I thought Stone Cold was especially good in it's pace and action. I always look forward to the next read by C.J. Box.
CarterkidCO More than 1 year ago
After the darkness of "The Highway" it was refreshing to revisit Joe Pickett and his family. Nate is back, too, and Joe once again is unable to set aside his own personal code even though he's been told to gather information only, and not get involved. He's a game warden with a strict set of rules, a father dealing with his daughters growing up and facing adult problems -- a genuine character we've come to love. Box's descriptions will put you right into the scene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joe and Nate did it this time. "Wow" mother in laws!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Joe Picket books. I like all the characters and the stories. It combines family, friends, adventure and mystery.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
The 14th Joe Pickett novel is quite different from preceding entries in the series. It is less involved with the environment, which, though never completely ignored, one has become accustomed to in plots involving the Wyoming game warden, but filled with action and violence. It begins when the governor enlists Joe to secretly scout what is believed to be a criminal enterprise in the northern part of the state where a rich stranger has set himself up as the lord and master of the area, buying everything in sight up and having virtually the entire population in his figurative debt. Joe is not supposed to get involved, but merely gather information, setting the stage for the FBI to make a case. Of course, that never keeps Joe from an active role. An added dilemma: Joe’s good friend Nate appears to be involved with the bad guys. A second subsidiary plot line involves Joe’s daughter Sheridan, who is a Resident Assistant at the university residence and provides an offbeat finale. The action is non-stop, and the inclusion of more of Pickett’s family in the story adds a touch of real human interest. The characters drawn are hard-nosed, and Joe’s sense of righteousness comes across loud and clear. An excellent tale told with verve and clarity. Recommended.
MexicoDan More than 1 year ago
This book should embarrass Mr. Box.  I have enjoyed the previous Joe Pickett stories, but this one just does not measure up.  The plot is verrry tired (mysterious rich stranger comes to town, buys up lots of land, has a sinister motive); the characterizations are limp.  There's a weird sub-plot involving Pickett's daughter at college, that is completely unrelated to the main story.  My opinion: Plenty of better choices out there for less money.   
souternlady More than 1 year ago
Another great book! I'm always excited to learn C J Box has a new book coming out because I know I can count on a great read, well constructed and enjoy the characters. This is no exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
Anonymous 5 months ago
Going to read more of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Advertising things author gets for free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't be sorry if u buy this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not one of hs best. It was too predictable. I did not like how it ended.
Alaska-Kath More than 1 year ago
Keeps your interest. I enjoy CJ Box. I grew up in Wyoming and enjoy the places he writes about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Almost out of battery gtg)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This was another great  book in the series.  It had all the people that I like.  Want more of Nate and not have him being such a killer but that is hard to do.  Look forward to finding out what happens in the next book since there was a cliff hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sopranoIN More than 1 year ago
I have to say that THIS is the C J Box I like to read. I was so very mad at you before C J Box and now you have brought back my game warden, the good one, well at least one of them. This was a good book, full of surprises and yet, interesting and tricky.