Savage Run by C. J. Box

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In Savage Run—C.J. Box's acclaimed follow-up to his career-making debut Open Season—game warden Joe Pickett looks into the bizarre death of an environmental activist...and what he finds is bigger and far more sinister than anything he imagined.


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 May 6, 2003 by Berkley. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, History, Crime. Fiction

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Starting with Jim Finotta, the hobbyist rancher whose hot-wired livestock made Stewie Woods’s quietus, Joe battles every human power in sight, eventually taking on Mother Nature herself in a bravura high-country chase, in order to make things right.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Joe Pickett is a Wyoming Fish & Game Warden first introduced in C.

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The excitement and suspense in this book comes from Pickett trying to discover the murderers which other law enforcement officers are inclined to write off as unimportant and then to avoid getting killed himself.

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Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett meets Sheriff Barnum and Deputy McLanahan to head up the mountain to determine what the explosion was that a fire lookout reported.

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Box's follow-up to his first novel, Open Season, begins irresistibly: "On the third day of their honeymoon, infamous environmental activist Stewie Woods and his new bride, Annabel Bellotti, were spiking trees in the forest when a cow exploded and blew them up."

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