He never wanted to tell Joe Pickett about it, but Nate Romanowski always knew trouble was coming out of his past. Now it's here, and it may not only be the battle of his life - but of Joe's.
In 1995, Nate was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad when a colleague did something terrible. Now high up in the government, the man is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate knows exactly how he'll do it - by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out. The entire Pickett family will be a target, and the only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend - and all their lives could depend on it.
"Starred Review. The struggle between loyalty and law has always been at the heart of this series, set far from big-city legal support systems, and it's especially impressive in this superior entry." - Publishers Weekly
"The secret is preposterous but serviceable, and the strenuously unnuanced story moves like greased lightning. Box has done much better work, but this high-casualty actioner is just fine." - Kirkus Reviews
"Award winner Box is tops; get multiples and watch for the three-week national tour." - Library Journal
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C. J. Box is the author of over ten novels including the award-winning Joe
Pickett series. Hes 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
Americas 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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