Open Season

Open Season

Book - 2001
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Few first mysteries have been welcomed as enthusiastically as Open Season, or with better cause. "When a high-powered bullet hits living flesh, it makes a distinctive -pow-WHOP-sound that is unmistakable even at tremendous distance." And so it begins for Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden who, with the shot of a rifle, is thrust into a race to save not only an endangered species, but also the life and family he loves. C. J. Box knows the wilderness and he knows how to create a wonderfully authentic, vividly alive sense of place. Most of all, he knows how to create a memorable new hero: a man who is full of failings, but strong and honorable. This is mystery writing at its best-and the beginning of a brilliant new career.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2001.
ISBN: 9780399147487
0399147489
Branch Call Number: M BOX
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 24 cm.

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ArapahoeHannah Apr 09, 2019

A robust read that is first in a series!

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RescueDog
Mar 17, 2019

Great story!

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reader10000
Jan 28, 2019

his 1st book

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RescueDog
Nov 12, 2018

Great story.

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Lchagan
May 25, 2018

Joe Pickett - a depressed wimp? Crazy talk. In Joe Pickett and his family, C.J. Box has created men and women of character and integrity in the wild lands Wyoming. Joe is a Game Warden whose strong moral code is born out in his work and his devotion to his family. No superheroes here, just real people in situations that will educate and entertain. This is the first book in the Joe Pickett series - read and enjoy!

CRRL_MegRaymond Jan 05, 2018

Joe Pickett is the new, by-the-books game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming.

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tomyaroch
Nov 09, 2017

Easy to read and interesting. I found myself skimming some of the descriptive paragraphs, I just couldn't get into the authors details. I felt sorry for the hero, the situation he was living in and the way he was treated by his coworkers and mother-in law. The mystery and the situation was interesting. I really liked how the author acknowledge the two sides of the endangered species and hunting issues. I will read the next in the series

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cottageunderh
Nov 12, 2016

Blerg. This was so disappointing that I couldn't even get through to Chapter 3. I have abandoned it. And will be returning this book. Unfortunately, Joe Pickett is just too depressing as a character. Oh well.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 19, 2016

Read it because of the great reviews here. Very disappointed. Ineffectual, wimp intimidated by the people he is supposed to be stopping from poaching, by his mother-in-law, and other law enforcement officers. He spends most of his time feeling inadequate as a husband, provider, and father. This is nothing like Johnson's Walt Longmire series it has been compared to because there is nothing funny, the other characters are flat, and even the dog isn't interesting. I applaud the effort, but I'm sick of characters who spend their lives feeling put upon and depressed.

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guestv01
Sep 27, 2016

Loved it. Let my household duties go as I sat with this book in my hand and my cup of coffee by my elbow. It really held your attention!

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