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Savage Run (Joe Pickett, Bk 2)
Savage Run - Joe Pickett, Bk 2
Author: C. J. Box
When a massive explosion occurs deep within the forests of Twelve Sleep County and a colorful environmental activist appears to have perished in the blast, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is called to the scene to help investigate. The case is wrapped up quickly, explained as an environmental publicity stunt gone wrong, but Joe isn't convinc...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399575693
ISBN-10: 0399575693
Publication Date: 7/5/2016
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Savage Run (Joe Pickett, Bk 2) on + 324 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely love this series, it's very different from anything else I've read. If you like Wyoming and Montana, both beautiful states, you will like this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
#2 Joe Pickett mystery. Joe, a game warden in the Bighorn mountains in Wyoming, is on scene when an exploding cow kills famed eco-terrorist Stewie Woods. It's assumed by the Sheriff that Woods was rigging the explosive himself in one of his infamous protests against ranchers, and died in a case of instant karma, but why is the owner of the ranch, a powerful man with friends in high places, not surprised or even curious about the incident?

Joe aims to nail him for poaching a trophy bull elk out of season, but ends up getting sucked back into investigating Stewie Woods' death (and NOT at the invitation of the Sheriff!) when several other noted eco-terrorists end up dead in other freakish accidents. Things get even more complicated when someone proclaiming that he's Stewie Woods keeps calling Joe's house and talking to his wife Marybeth--and he learns that Marybeth and Stewie were high school sweethearts.

Enjoyable enough read, but there is just something missing. Not sure what it is--I am not fully engaged with the main character I don't think, there didn't seem to be much in the way of character development since book one, and there also seemed to be a whole string of really improbable things happening and weird coincidences such that it was just outside the realm of being believable. I like the author's writing style and the sense of place is awesome too. I just hope Joe becomes more "real" to me as the series goes on. Hopefully this was just the old 'sophomore slump.'
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Helpful Score: 2
This started the whole Joe Pickett Saga. I couldn't put the book down and I have read all of his books.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved it. I wish more people knew about Box's fiction. I guess that the hunting/macho thing would turn off some readers, but I find it more engrossing than a lot of the occupations and side-stories that other detective books include.
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Helpful Score: 1
While I like reading about good-guy Joe Pickett and the gorgeous Wyoming landscape, this story was too gory. Still I'm looking forward to Bk 3.
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