Cold Wind by C. J. Box
(A Joe Pickett Novel)

78%

6 Critic Reviews

Joe, who insists that “I’m not on a side,” spends more time than he’d like in rooms with ceilings, but the mystery is strong enough to compensate, and the revelations about wind farms will curl your hair no matter which side you’re on.
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Synopsis

When Earl Alden is found dead, his wife Missy is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his much-disliked mother-in- law. All signs point to her being guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder if everything is as it seems. He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck. Whichever way this goes, it's not going to be good.
 

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 22, 2011 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 498 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Cold Wind
All: 6 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good
on Mar 22 2011

Joe, who insists that “I’m not on a side,” spends more time than he’d like in rooms with ceilings, but the mystery is strong enough to compensate, and the revelations about wind farms will curl your hair no matter which side you’re on.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Mar 28 2011

This is the best work yet from an author who continually and unerringly surpasses himself time after time.

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Bestsellersworld

Above average
on Dec 30 2012

Also his ability to use not only interesting dialogue but also great description of the area helps keep the story from getting boring. The reader is entwined in the story line all the way to the finish.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Good
on May 08 2011

On the other hand, those who enjoy morality tales with tough-talking hombres will likely find Cold Wind as refreshing as an ice-cold beer on a hot summer’s day.

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Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Good
on Mar 21 2011

Overall, it is a great read and real pleasure to see Box back on track. I'd rather see him slow his pace and create good novels like this one rather than to churn out books...

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
on Apr 24 2013

With Cold Wind, Box spins a top notch tale that entertains and impresses on a number of levels. Part maverick investigation, part action-packed revenge quest, part courtroom drama, the story twists and turns, but is always engrossing and nuanced.

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