Nowhere to Run: Book summary and reviews of Nowhere to Run by C. J. Box

Nowhere to Run

A Joe Pickett Novel

By C. J. Box

Nowhere to Run
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2010,
    368 pages.

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Joe Pickett's in his last week as the temporary game warden in the town of Baggs, Wyoming, but there have been strange things going on in the mountains, and his conscience won't let him leave without checking them out: reports of camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered. And then there's the runner who simply vanished one day. Joe doesn't mind admitting that the farther he rides, the more he wishes he could just turn around and go home. And he is right to be concerned. Because what awaits him is like nothing he's ever dealt with, like something out of an old story, except this is all too real and too deadly. When he'd first saddled up, he'd thought of this as his last patrol. What he hadn't known was just how accurate that thought might turn out to be.

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"Starred Review. [A] terrible, beautiful tale of courage and compassion and culpability." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A perfect choice for fans of Nevada Barr's Hard Truth, which grappled with a similar topic, and readers who like political issues mixed in with their suspense, this title can be read as a stand-alone." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. ... it's great to see the usual Box strengths—exhilarating landscapes, high adventure, thrilling suspense, surprising moral quandaries—done to a turn." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. Readers should take note of their surroundings before opening this book: once they start reading, they won’t know what hit them." - Booklist

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C. J. Box Author Biography

C. J. Box is the author of over ten novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. He’s the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and an Edgar Award and L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. Box was named 2007 Writer of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. His short stories have been featured in America’s Best Mystery Stories 2006 and limited-edition printings. The novels have been national bestsellers and have been translated into 13 languages.

Blue Heaven, a stand-alone thriller, was published by St. Martins Press in January, 2008 and was on the New York Times Bestseller list for four weeks and was optioned for film. Blood Trail, the eighth Joe Pickett novel, was published...

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