Breaking Point by C. J. Box
(A Joe Pickett Novel)

81%

9 Critic Reviews

...it was enjoyable and fans of the series will lap it up. There are plenty of men on the team and I know they will have stories to tell, and terrorist plots to foil...I plan to keep following it.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

Joe Pickett always liked Butch Roberson—a hardworking local business-owner whose daughter is friends with his own. Little does he know that when Butch says he is heading into the mountains to scout elk, he is actually going on the run.

Two EPA employees have been murdered, and all signs point to Butch as the killer. Soon, Joe hears of the land Butch and his wife had bought to retire on—until they are told the EPA declared it a wetland—and the penalties they charged Butch until the family was torn apart by debt. Finally, it seems, the man just cracked.

It’s an awful story. But is it the whole story? The more Joe investigates, the more he begins to wonder—and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war in which he must choose sides.
 

About C. J. Box

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C. J. BOX is the author of twelve Joe Pickett novels and three stand-alones, and has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38. He lives outside Cheyenne, Wyoming, with his family.
 
Published March 12, 2013 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 450 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Jan 22 2013

Its basis in a real-life conflict makes Joe’s 13th case one of his most tendentious, but it’s Box who makes it one of his most exciting.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jan 21 2013

Thrilling wilderness chases, chilling stories of the abuse of power, and Pickett’s indomitable frontier spirit power this explosive novel.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Mar 15 2013

...plot out several hours, sit down and crack the binding on this book, which will raise the hair on your neck and chill you to the bone.

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All About Romance

Good

...it was enjoyable and fans of the series will lap it up. There are plenty of men on the team and I know they will have stories to tell, and terrorist plots to foil...I plan to keep following it.

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St. Louis Today

Good
Reviewed by Harry Levins on Mar 16 2013

As if the action isn’t enough, Box then gives readers a jaw-dropper of a surprise ending.

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Blogger News Network

Good
Reviewed by Kevin Tipple on Apr 26 2013

...a compelling mystery that blends fact with fiction and illustrates how things can easily spiral out of control thanks to all too powerful government bureaucrats.

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The Big Story

Good
Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva on Mar 12 2013

Box tells his story in the first-rate prose his fans have come to expect: tight, precise language peppered by occasional poetic descriptions of land that both he and Joe Picket call home.

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DenverPost.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Allison Busby on Mar 14 2013

I’ve been thinking about it for days and I still can’t get it out of my mind. I’ve read all the books in the Pickett series and to me this one is the best.

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Bookmunch

Good
on May 01 2013

...we remain committed. Committed to the character of Joe Pickett and the books of CJ Box. And yah-boo-sucks to the naysayers.

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