C.J. Box delivers again in this the fifth installment in the Joe Pickett series. The characters continue to develop in compelling and believable ways - dealing with life together and, in this story, a different kind of job-related separation as Joe is detailed to Jackson Hole for a difficult assignment while his family is dealing with their own challenges at home. As always, Box weaves in a real life theme where the culture of the West is in tension with ideas that intersect Joe's life as a Game Warden. In this case, the topic involves animal rights activists who regard meat eaters as criminal and land developers who seek to establish a community where animals are raised and slaughtered for residents as part of something called 'good meat' movement. A great read and more reason to read the whole series from the beginning.