Below Zero

Below Zero

by C. J. Box
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Below Zero by C. J. Box

In this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, a voice from the past has a chilling effect on Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett and his family...

Six years ago, Joe Pickett's foster daughter, April, was murdered. Now, someone is leaving phone messages claiming to be the dead girl. As his family struggles with the disturbing event, he discovers that the calls have been placed from locations where serious environmental crimes have occurred. And as the phone calls grow closer, so does the danger...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735211964
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Joe Pickett Series , #9
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 60,063
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series, five stand-alone novels, and the story collection Shots Fired. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38 and a French Elle magazine literary award. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He and his wife Laurie split their time between their home and ranch in Wyoming.

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Below Zero (Joe Pickett Series #9) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Katdancin More than 1 year ago
I have read several other books by C.J. Box and have enjoyed them all. The books are always filled with adventure and twists and turns that you don't expect. This book was no exception. It grabs you and keeps you reading from the beginning. Unlike some murder/mystery books, this one was hard to predict. It was a little violent in places, as are all Box's books, but nothing extreme. I love his main character and this is another one of those books you can't put down once you start reading.
MikeDraper More than 1 year ago
Joe Pickett is out of town when a call comes into his home from April. His family is in disbelief since April was killed five years ago. April had been abandoned by her mother when she was six. Joe and Maribeth took her in as a foster child with the view of adoption. Three years later, the Soverigns, a group of Montana Freeman survivalists took April back by a legal manuver. The FBI want to speak to the Soverigns concerning illegal weapons and are at their trailer. Joe sees a bad connection to a gas pipe and tries to warn everyone but there is an explosion. The authorites remove bodies of two adults and a child. Joe can't view the charred remains and believes April has died. However, one of the Soverigns escapes with April. She is then passed from one family to another and ends up with a family that cares for a number of children so they can get their welfare checks. When the father of this family makes moves as if to sexually prey on April, another girl, April's age stands up for her. The father then takes April to a whore house and sells her. As April is being groomed to work there, a man named Stenko arrives. He has a dispute with the owner and shoots him. Then sees April, who reminds him of his deceased daughter, Carmen, and rescues her. However, Stenko is dying of cancer. He and his son are traveling around, killing people who are harming the ecology. Joe sets out to rescue April, stop Stenko, and prove to April that he didn't abandon her when he thought she had died. There is a good deal of writing about the matter of trust in this story and it deals nicely with the relationship of Pickett and his older daughter, Sheriden. The plot is different, Pickett is an honorable character and there is a surprising plot twist at the end. Recommended.
Retiredhsewfe More than 1 year ago
Good book but lots of words run together. Looks bad on behalf of B&N e-books.
MaggieRM More than 1 year ago
C.J. Box is one of my top 5 authors. I have read all his books and I thought each one was very good to excellent. That said, "Below Zero" was a total bummer. Some of the book was C.J. but most of the book I kept thinking, "I can't believe he wrote this book!" The plot was way below zero and the dialog was very childish. Maybe this book would be good if one was in 4th or 5th grade. If this was the first book I had read by this author, I NEVER would have picked up a second one. So disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love C. J. Box's Joe Pickett series.  Joe is a little unusual from most adventure heroes that are found in most books of this day and time.....he has a wife that he loves and two daughters that he cares deeply about.  Joe is truly a good  guy, not a goody two shoes but someone with his priorities in the right place.  Joe is a game warden in Wyoming and the plots are sat in the outdoors of the Rocky Mountains. The books are filled with adventure and twists that keep you reading. Below Zero is no exception.  
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pinkgirl54 More than 1 year ago
C J Box is my new favorite author. I LOVE the Joe Pickett series.
Progdad More than 1 year ago
Starts fast and keeps moving. Recommended
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Excellent as always.
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An interesting concept of todays world. Has a good thought process and keeps ones interest. Good conclusion.
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