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: 384 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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andersdaughter
Feb 20, 2021

I have loved the other Joe Pickett books that I've read, loved the plots and couldn't put the books down, but this one was way, way too bloody, gruesome (human and animal mutilations) and flat out creepy. Mr. Box, you really missed the target on this one!

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Shellie1_us
Nov 24, 2020

I enjoyed this book. CJ Box does not shy away from violence and the aftermath. I always learn something new about the state and governments misguided efforts to enforce the law, and the hypocritical way they use the pond scum they do catch to further their agenda. I loved Nate and Joe's friendship getting back on track.

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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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