Force Of Nature by C. Box

83%

16 Critic Reviews

The struggle between loyalty and law has always been at the heart of this series...and it’s especially impressive in this superior entry.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR

In 1995, Nate Romanowski was in a Special Forces unit abroad when his commander, John Nemecek, did something terrible. Now the high-ranking government official and cold-blooded sociopath is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it—like Nate, who’s hidden himself away in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. And he knows exactly how Nemecek will do it—by targeting Nate's friends to draw him out. That includes his friend, game warden Joe Pickett, and Pickett’s entire family. The only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend. And all their lives could depend on it.
 

About C. 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 20, 2012 by Berkley. 396 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Force Of Nature
All: 16 | Positive: 14 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
Feb 05 2012

The secret is preposterous but serviceable, and the strenuously unnuanced story moves like greased lightning. Box has done much better work

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jan 30 2012

The struggle between loyalty and law has always been at the heart of this series...and it’s especially impressive in this superior entry.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Mar 22 2012

For those who have never encountered Box’s work, his latest effort will be an experience never to be forgotten.

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Star Tribune

Above average
Reviewed by Carole E. Barrowman on Mar 24 2012

In C.J. Box's "Force of Nature," the ancient art of falconry with its "almost religious overtones" shapes the gripping plot and its literate themes.

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Denver Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Leslie Doran on Mar 18 2012

Force of Nature proceeds at warp speed toward a showdown between good and evil. Box fans will not be disappointed by this latest Joe Pickett adventure.

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The National

Excellent
Reviewed by Noori Passela on May 26 2012

Coupled with clever pacing and steadily mounting pressure as each chapter ticks by, this is another riveting addition to the author's acclaimed series of thrillers.

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Book Geeks

Excellent
Reviewed by Book Geeks on Apr 25 2012

with Force of Nature, he must surely have placed at least one foot in the pantheon of American crime writers. This is thrilling, evocative and profound; the work of a great writer at his majestic best.

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The Agony Column

Excellent
Reviewed by Rick Kleffel on Mar 30 2012

a well-earned and well-wrought reward for readers of C. J. Box' series.

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TCPalm / AP

Excellent
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Mar 29 2012

Box is a master at blending great characters with... a vivid canvas for the story... Box's readership will only increase with his latest page turner.

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Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Below average
Reviewed by Reed Eckhardt on Apr 14 2012

those previous two books showed Box's brilliance. This one, unfortunately, falls far short of that.

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Iowa City Public Library Blog

Excellent
Reviewed by Kara on Apr 15 2012

a great addition to the Joe Pickett series and will keep the reader guessing through to the end of the book.

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Sheridan Wyoming

Excellent
Reviewed by Milisa on Apr 09 2012

It is page turning action, sometimes a little gritty but always thought provoking.

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Curled Up

Good
Reviewed by Luan Gaines

The predictable isn’t, the unexpected is, and Box’s talent for surprise is unrelenting... Box, as ever, delivers a solid, exciting adventure.

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Book'd Out

Good
Reviewed by Shellyrae on May 30 2012

an exciting page turner and a great addition to this terrific series.

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Tzer Island

Good
Reviewed by TChris on Mar 16 2012

an enjoyable story. The action scenes are fun, the pace is swift, and the parallel plotlines come together nicely in the end

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Petrona

Good
Reviewed by Maxine

Force of Nature is, as usual, a highly readable novel in which one just has to keep turning the pages to find out how the action will pan out.

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