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Book Review of In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett, Bk 6)

In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett, Bk 6)
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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.