Search - Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel (Joe Pickett Novels (Prebound))

Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel (Joe Pickett Novels (Prebound))
Savage Run A Joe Pickett Novel - Joe Pickett Novels Prebound
Author: C. J. Box
C. J. Box's debut novel, Open Season, with its memorable new hero, thrilling plot, and vivid settings, hit the mystery-book world with the force of a speeding rifle bullet-and put it "on the Best of the Year track" (Los Angeles Times). Now C. J. Box returns with a gripping and suspenseful new novel, as dramatic and brutal as its Wy...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781417648290
ISBN-10: 1417648295
Pages: 292
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Book Type: Library Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel (Joe Pickett Novels (Prebound)) 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.
reviewed Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel (Joe Pickett Novels (Prebound)) on + 412 more book reviews
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.'
reviewed Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel (Joe Pickett Novels (Prebound)) on + 160 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel (Joe Pickett Novels (Prebound)) on + 8 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel (Joe Pickett Novels (Prebound)) on + 100 more book reviews
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.
Read All 17 Book Reviews of "Savage Run A Joe Pickett Novel Joe Pickett Novels Prebound"