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Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country
Shots Fired Stories from Joe Pickett Country Author:C. J. Box From C. J. Box, the New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well?and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there. — Over the course of eighteen books, C. J. Box has been consistently hailed for his brilliant storytelling, rich in character, suspe... more »nse, and sense of place. That same brilliance is exemplified in the ten riveting stories?three of them never before published?that make up Shots Fired.
In ?One-Car Bridge,? one of four Joe Pickett stories, Pickett goes up against a ?just plain mean? landowner, with disastrous results. In ?Shots Fired,? his investigation into a radio call nearly ends up being the last thing he ever does. ?Pirates of Yellowstone,? features two Eastern European tough guys who find out what it means to be strangers in a strange land, and in ?Le Sauvage Noble,? the stranger is a Lakota in Paris who enjoys playing the ?noble savage? for the French women?until he meets Sophie. Then he discovers what ?savage? really means.
Shots Fired is proof once again why ?Box is a force to be reckoned with? (Providence Journal).
Stories from Joe Pickett country! The characters are part of Box's usual cast but the writing is a bit different. I'm wondering if he might even be a better short story author than novelist? Thoroughly enjoyed all but one story and will let you guess which one that is. They all had a little twist. Highly recommend this book and don't skip it if you're one of his fans.