C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series, five stand-alone novels, and the story collection Shots Fired. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38 and a French Elle magazine literary award. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He and his wife Laurie split their time between their home and ranch in Wyoming.
This latest installment in the Joe Pickett series focuses on his friend and former Special Forces soldier Nate Romanowski. One of Nate's old comrades is now a high government official and wants to make sure that his army buds stay permanently silent about some unsavory incident from years back. Nate must convince Joe of the impending danger. David Chandler's baritone has an easygoing confidence that blends well with the text. He is especially adroit with the narrative portions. VERDICT With loads of tension, suspense, and more than a couple of deaths, this is an exciting thriller. This series is quite popular, and public libraries should consider purchasing. ["This is the best Box I've ever read, and I've read them all. Recommend to fans of Lee Child's The Affair," read the review of the Putnam hc, LJ 3/1/12.-Ed.]-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll. Lib., Lynchburg (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Praise for Force of Nature
"A rush...an excellent wilderness adventure."--*The New
York Times Book Review "Proceeds at warp speed."--The Denver Post
"Moves like greased lightning."--Kirkus Reviews "Perhaps the best
in the series."--San Jose Mercury News "Violent...Those who love
Box's stunning set pieces will be in heaven."--Booklist (starred
review) "Absolutely riveting...This is the best Box I've ever read,
and I've read them all."--Library Journal (starred review) More
Praise for the C. J. Box and the Joe Pickett novels
"One of today's solid-gold, A-list, must-read writers."--Lee Child "Picking up a new C. J. Box thriller is like spending quality time with family you love and have missed...It's a rare thriller series that has characters grow and change. An exciting reading experience for both loyal fans as well as newcomers."--Associated Press "Box is a master."--The Denver Post "Box knows what readers expect and delivers it with a flourish."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett strides in big boots over the ruggedly gorgeous landscape of C.J. Box's outdoor mysteries."--The New York Times Book Review "Riveting...[A] skillfully crafted page-turner."--People "Will keep you on the edge of your seat."--The Philadelphia Enquirer