Book Review: “Force of Nature” by C.J. Box

4.5-Watertowers(A Thriller)

Genre:  Mystery…errr, Thriller!

“Force of Nature” is #12 in the Joe Pickett series.

Spoiler:  From the end of the last book, Large Merle dies.  😦

Nate Romanowski helps three locals (one he recognizes as the Mad Archer from a few books ago) pull their drifting boat to shore.  They, stupidly, pull weapons on Nate with fatal results….for them.  Nate sets the boat adrift and realizes that “The Five” are on his trail.  He needs to leave.  Now.

Wyoming Game Warden, Joe Pickett, is about to take his new trainee out to visit some Elk hunting camps via horseback, when he gets a call.  Three dead bodies drifted into Saddlestring and his presence is requested.

Joe and the trainee give up on the camps visits for now and get involved in spies, killing, and murder (my definition of a Thriller).

“”Force of Nature” is one of the best of the Joe Pickett series (I guess my heart IS with  Thrillers).  Nate (and Joe to some extent) battle the evil forces of ex-government special forces operatives from Idaho to Wyoming.

To find out what happens you will have to read it!

Great book, great action, great thriller.


2 thoughts on “Book Review: “Force of Nature” by C.J. Box

  1. Marsha: Have you looked to see if the library has audio versions of the books? Just a thought. I just finished book #20, so you have a ways to go. I remember those tough times with April, but, don’t want to spoil anything. Unless you want me too. 😃. You have great taste in authors….C.J. Box is terrific. When in doubt always ask yourself: WWJPD? Not sure you have gotten that far yet to know what that means. 📚📚😃. Happy reading.


  2. My husband and I are reading the Joe Pickett series from the library. Because of a vision issue, he has to have large print, but some of the books aren’t available in lg. print. Because the libraries near us (the New Orleans area) don’t always receive the books in order, we had had to read them as they come available, which I greatly dislike. We have not yet found the book in which April isn’t REALLY dead, although the Picketts paid for the burial expenses of Jeanne and April.
    I can’t wait to find out WHICH book of the series has April returning. My husband and I are an active, ‘youthful’ 86 and 77, respectively and are too darn frugal to purchase the series !!
    To C. J. Box, we say, “Write faster!” This is an excellent series. I can visualize the character of Joe being played by a young Randolph Scott!


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