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In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett, Bk 6)
In Plain Sight - Joe Pickett, Bk 6
Author: C. J. Box
When wealthy matriarch Opal Scarlett vanishes, Joe Pickett is sure one of her greedy sons did her in. But when Joe becomes the victim of violent pranks, he wonders if what's happening has less to do with Opal's disappearance than with the darkest chapter of his own past.
ISBN-13: 9780425215791
ISBN-10: 0425215792
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 4
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perryfran avatar reviewed In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett, Bk 6) on + 1158 more book reviews
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This is the sixth book in the Joe Pickett series and it was definitely up to par with the preceding 5 books. This is one of my favorite series taking place in Wyoming with Joe Pickett, a State Fish and Game warden as the protagonist. In this one, a very bad member of the Keeley family is out to get his revenge on Joe for what he perceived as Joe's implication in the death of his brother and daughter. These events took place in the previous novels Open Range and Winterkill, both excellent reads. In addition, the novel tells the story of the Scarlett family, a long-time founding family of the county, and how the two older brothers are fighting for control of the family ranch and fortune after the mother vanishes. Towards the end of the novel, Joe is reunited with Nate Romanowski, who had disappeared in the prior book, Out of Range, after being accused of some homicides. Nate is one of my favorite characters in this series so hope he will play a bigger role in future stories. Overall, this was another action-packed page-turner from Box and I would highly recommend it.
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Barbllm avatar reviewed In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett, Bk 6) on + 241 more book reviews
Having read "Blood Trail" from the local library and having read some starred reviews of C.J. Box, I picked up "In Plain Sight" and loved it. It's a western gothic tale that concerns the matriarch of a Wyoming family, Opal Scarlett, and her three feuding sons. While Joe Pickett's town is torn in half by loyalties to one of the two sons destined to inherit the ranch, Pickett himself (and his family) is targeted by a remorseless killer from his past, presumably from a book I haven't read.

Joe Pickett is not Jack Reacher or Dirk Pitt: he's not effortlessly cool under pressure. He says the wrong thing at times and annoys those closest to him. In other words, he's more human. He lives by a strong moral code and this often puts him at odds with the politicians who oversee him (like cowardly Randy Pope).

The book contains great sprawling scenes of Wyoming; the author loves to describe in detail the land and animals that live there. The whitewater rafting scene (a neat twist on a chase scene) is terrific. I've gotten a few more of Box's books from the library and plan on spending quite a few evenings at home, enjoying and savoring every page.
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Joe's family is threatened----again. This time Joe crosses the line in the shocking ending. Each book in this series is better than the last one.
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Joe can really find himself in the middle of a mess and this time he isn't the winner. Such a good series and a different kind of hero.
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Excellent series.

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