The Joe Pickett stories just keep getting better! And Nate Romanowski, though not the main character, is by far the more intriguing. Joe is the "every man" we'd all like to be -- moral and predictably straight-laced. Nate always does what he believes is right, but his ethical framework for such decisions is unique.
Box has not only created endearing and enduring characters, he has also found a way to set his stories in a wild and beautiful outdoor environment, creating vivid visual images. He even manages to sneak in some political and environmental issues, though never in a proselytizing way.
When this book arrived in the mail (free from the publisher for review) I put every other book aside, even stopped in the middle of one I was reading, and gleefully started reading STONE COLD. Not many authors or characters can make me do that.
I love this Joe Pickett series!!! The family, the friend 'Nate', and Box comes up with very interesting stories about game and wildlife.
I don't like Nevada Barr's series of Anna Pidgeon at all but this Joe Pickett is great!