Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two cases to contend with, both of them lethal, in the electrifying new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. Three British executives, all women, never came home from the high-end guest ranch they were visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes--these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But three disappearances? That's too many.At the same time, with the help of his friend Nate Romanowski, he's been called to investigate the killings of several bald and golden eagles--a serious federal crime. The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Is it because of the missing woman or the dead eagles? Or are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he'd imagined....
|Title||:||The Disappeared (Joe Pickett #18)|
|Number of Pages||:||388 pages|
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The Disappeared (Joe Pickett #18) Reviews
First Sentence: Wylie Frye was used to smelling of smoke and that was long before he became a criminal of sorts.
Wyoming’s new governor wants Game Warder Joe Pickett to find a wealthy CEO and Englishwoman who disappeared after staying at the dude ranch where Joe’s daughter, Sheridan, works. Joe’s friend, master falconer Nate Romanowski, want Joe to find out why the falconers can no longer hunt with eagles in spite of having valid permits. Joe wants to know why the Game Warden seems to have disapp ...more
Joe Pickett gets tabbed to investigate the disappearance of British female executives from a dude ranch and the deaths of bald and golden eagles. Of course, he's hamstrung by government authorities above the local level, and victimized by his mother-in-law's nastiest trick yet. His friend, Nate Romanowski the falconer with a Wyoming Express hand cannon in a shoulder rig helps. But you just know beneath his stumbling appearance, Joe is ahead of the game.
Despite uncharacteristic plot weaknesses - ...more
Joe Pickett once again saves the day! Though, it does take a little help from his old friend, Nate, and his darling daughter, Sheridan, this time. Only C.J. Box can twist a simple missing persons tale into greater, ecological, political issues of the day, as smoothly and swiftly as the wind across the wide open Wyoming spaces. Fill in the spaces with selfish Brits, idiot politicians, dope headed bunglers, and a good beer now and then...you'll find yourself in the midst of another satisfying read ...more
One of the worst endings that I've ever had the displeasure of reading.
Separate plots coming to a head at the end but only one gets a half-hearted attempt in the ending, leaving the others open. While I'm ok with an author leaving things open for the reader's imagination, there is an obvious lack of information given to the reader to allow for that. In other words, you can read enough to know the plot and put this one down; reading to the end might be an exercise in frustration for some.
These books are a huge pleasure of mine - I won't say guilty pleasure, because I refuse to be guilty about anything I read. Nonetheless, they are like a bit of cotton candy, tasty but without much substance. This is the 18th in the series of books centered around Joe Pickett, erstwhile Wyoming Game Warden and man who has destroyed more state cars than anyone in fiction or reality.
Box has a formula for the Pickett stories - Joe is in the doghouse with his agency brass and is dispatched by the Gov ...more
C.J. Box wrote a very suspenseful book. It was hard to put it down.
I love Joe Pickett. I love Nate. Mary Beth, Lucy and Sheridan are wonderful. This was, as usual, an interesting multi-leveled story. However, I did not like the ending.
Having read most books by CJ Box, I can't really get my head around the Grand Canyon size literary gap between his absolutely riveting 4 book "Highway Quartet" and the evolution of the Joe Picket series. I like Joe, Nate and Joe's family but the slow pace and Southern Wyoming winter atmospherics thinned the action of the plot. Very disappointing.