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Open Season

Box, C. J. (Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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When game warden, Joe Pickett gets close to the truth about the outfitter murders and endangered species, his life and the lives of his family face terrible danger.
Authors: Box, C. J.
Title: Open season
Publisher: New York : Berkeley Prime Crime, 2002, c2001
Edition: Berkeley Prime Crime mass-market ed
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: C.J. Box
Notes: "A Joe Pickett novel"--Cover
Summary: When game warden, Joe Pickett gets close to the truth about the outfitter murders and endangered species, his life and the lives of his family face terrible danger.
ISBN: 9780425185469
042518546X
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BOX 2002
Subject Headings: Wyoming Fiction Pickett, Joe (Fictitious character) Fiction Fathers and daughters Fiction Endangered species Fiction Game wardens Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Pickett, Joe (Fictitious character)
Fathers and daughters
Endangered species
Game wardens
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is supposed to spend his days keeping an eye on the wildlife and hunters in Twelve Sleep County, but he seems to find trouble wherever he goes. This first book in the series has it all-oil pipelines, natural gas conglomerates, and endangered species living in Joe’s... Read More »

When game warden, Joe Pickett gets close to the truth about the outfitter murders and endangered species, his life and the lives of his family face terrible danger.


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Apr 05, 2013
  • scrowell_09 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the book and think this is probably a pretty good series to read. It's a fast, easy read with a good storyline.

Dec 06, 2011
  • DeltaQueen50 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Open Season is the first book in the C.J. Box’s series about Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett. Set in the fictional country of Twelve Sleep, Joe is the newly appointed Game Warden, replacing his mentor Vern Dunnegan in the position. Joe is a straight up family man, loving his wife, his two daughters, and his job.

Unfortunately he finds himself in the middle of an investigation involving three dead outfitters, and although someone is quickly charged with the crime, Joe is far from satisfied. Digging deeper seems to be an unpopular choice both with the locals and his federal department, and the more attention Joe gives this case, the more trouble he is bringing down upon himself and his family.

This is an excellent introduction to what looks to be a great series. Joe Pickett is far from a super man, but he is an admirable, honest person trying to do the right thing. The setting, although fictional is all to easy to pinpoint on a map, snuggled in against the scenic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. The last third of this book really keep me on the edge of my seat, and jumped this book up another notch in my appreciation. Intelligent with good-pacing and an excellent sense of place, Open Season will soon be followed by book number two.

Nov 26, 2011
  • boonerator rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This writer really paints a picture of the west and the outdoor culture through a very sympathetic character. And luckily for us, he is prolific. Start with this one and work your way to newestg.

Oct 11, 2011
  • ChloesMama rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was one of those books that I read only because it was recommended to me. The thought of a "game warden" generating any kind of suspense seemed unlikely to me....but, thankfully I listened to my friend and gave this one a shot. I LOVED this book. Joe Pickett is such a "real" character that I was instantly enthralled. It is such a fresh read, new concept. Loved it.

Nov 05, 2007
  • Cabby rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this author.

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