Wolf Pack

Wolf Pack

eBook - 2019
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf--only to have the FBI and the DOJ ask him to stand down--in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C.J. Box. The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back, after his last adventure in The Disappeared. The bad news is that he's come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife--and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose son is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he's asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in and around Joe's district in shocking numbers. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone--including Joe, Nate, and others--who is associated with him. Teaming up with a female game warden (based on a real person, one of the few female game wardens at work in Wyoming today) to confront these assassins, Joe finds himself in the most violent and dangerous predicament he's ever faced.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Penguin Publishing Group, 2019
ISBN: 9780525538202
Characteristics: c
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Jelee1971
Apr 02, 2020

The most violent and bloody the series yet. Bad language in the series is growing as well. IMHO Mr Box can write a very intriguing novel, but the nastiness really isn’t needed to this level. Stay with the story and ease back on the “shock” value.

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maryellenwilson
Feb 22, 2020

From Greg -- really high body count!

PimaLib_SWBooks Feb 06, 2020

This book was submitted for consideration for the 2019 Southwest Books of the Year list in the Fiction category!

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sandraperkins
Jul 28, 2019

This is the 19th book in the terrific series about Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett, his family, and his good friend, falconer Nate Romanowski (who is a fascinating character). While you might not think a series about a game warden would be very interesting or exciting, you would be wrong; Joe somehow encounters a wide range criminal activity. He has both friends and enemies in high places. And he always strives to do the right thing, even when it costs him mightily. Nate calls him “Dudley Do-Right”, which is not far off. This series is set in the beautiful state of Wyoming, where the wildlife are plentiful and the environment is glorious. Many of the books deal with current issues, and this one does too, though we don’t find out what the issue is until the end of the book nears.

Most of the books in this series are 4-5 star books. This book has an interesting plot, but I am sorry to say that this book contains so much gruesome violence that I found it stomach-turning. Way too many people end up dead, which is bad enough, but the graphic descriptions of the murders are grotesque. So I have to give this book a lower rating—maybe 2-2.5 stars.

Bottom line: I highly recommend reading this excellent series in order (start with Open Season), but you ma

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Bebu
Jul 05, 2019

I love the Joe Pickett/Nate Romanowski characters. This one had almost non-stop action throughout the book, without going too far over the edge of being just death and destruction. I think this was one of my favorite C.J. Box books yet.

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0007548100dmw
Jul 03, 2019

Very good, quick read. Difficult to put down. Much action, tension and excitement.

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betsymarzoni
Jun 27, 2019

The "mysteries" of the tale are easy to figure out very early, but the action in the book keeps you interested and moving forward.

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McAnnieG
May 15, 2019

Game wardens Katelyn Hamm & Joe Pike find themselves facing off with the FBI over a drone owner terrifying deer and elk herds. What they don't know is a cartel hit squad, the Wolf Pack, is after the whistle blower and anyone the Wolf Pack cross paths with tend to be wiped out too.
Constant action made this a page turner I couldn't put down.

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whereisfredbeckey
May 09, 2019

I always like CJ Box's series with Joe Pickett, but this one felt a bit rushed, formulaic and not quite up to the level of other books in the series. I hope this isn't the one that jumped the shark. Hopefully the series will get back to more character development. With a long series it can be hard to jump into but I really didn't want the first 1/4 of the book to be a general recap of the earlier books in the series.

I'm always curious to see what topical issues make it into the plot. Here we have witness protection, Mexican cartels, fentanyl, drones harassing animals in the wilderness, and the thorny issue of reintroducing wolves. That is a lot but maybe focusing on just a few would have been better...or expounding more on some of the topics.

I would really like to see a stand alone series with Nate Romanowski. It would be a departure, but would allow for something different. For that matter, aside from mentioning some people in the family we don't know what they are really doing now. Too bad, they were colorful and this could use a little more color and less carnage.

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ValinOR14
May 01, 2019

Whew! What a book!! This novel's murderous wolf pack is two-legged kind. Joe finds himself in the most violent and dangerous predicament he’s ever faced. I don't want to write anything that would give the plot of this book away so I'll leave it at that.

I have to say that reading one of Box’s new books and following Joe, Marybeth, and Nate Romanowski, is like catching up with old friends one hasn't seen in a while.

I highly recommend this book AND this series!!

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