Category: C.J. Box

  • Book Review: “Blood Trail” by C.J. Box

    Book Review: “Blood Trail” by C.J. Box

      Genre:  Mystery — SPOILER ALERT…do not read further if you have not read the previous books —- Several months have passed since the end of “Free Fire” and Game Warden Joe Pickett, special assistant to the Governor of Wyoming, has been tasked to find the killer of several hunters.  He is investigating the killings […]

  • Book Review: “Free Fire” by C.J. Box

    Book Review: “Free Fire” by C.J. Box

    Genre: Mystery   —- SPOILER ALERT!  Do not read this until you have read the previous books —- Joe Pickett was fired from his game warden job in the last book and is now a ranch hand at his father-in-laws ranch. One day he sees a private jet landing at the Saddlestring Airport.  Turns out […]

  • “In Plain Sight” by C.J. Box

    “In Plain Sight” by C.J. Box

    Genre:  Mystery (Scarlett feud) – This is the 6th book in the Joe Pickett series. Joe Pickett is in the cross-hairs of a killer and embroiled in a feud between the brothers (Hank, Arlen, and Wyatt) of a long time Saddlestring family.  Their mother, Opal Scarlett, has disappeared (and is presumed dead) and the fight […]

  • “Out of Range” by C.J. Box

    “Out of Range” by C.J. Box

    — (Suicide…or Murder?) Genre:  Mystery – This is the fifth book in the Joe Pickett series. Game Warden Joe Pickett has to travel to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to fill in for Will Jensen who has just committed suicide. Leaving his family and arriving at Jackson Hole, Joe feels the pressure immediately.  Several people / groups […]

  • Book Review: “Trophy Hunt” by C.J. Box

    Book Review: “Trophy Hunt” by C.J. Box

    (Thrilling Read) Genre: Mystery — Fishing with his daughters, Wyoming Game Warden, Joe Pickett,  stumbles upon a dead moose. This moose had been dead for awhile, but, no predators have taken a bite. Very odd.  The moose was also mutilated in a very precise manner.  It’s face was removed (as if done with a surgeons […]

  • “Winterkill” by C.J. Box

    “Winterkill” by C.J. Box

      Genre:  Mystery (Thrilling) – This is the third book in the Joe Pickett series.  I have taken a long time to get back to C.J. Box, but, for the next few months….I will read nothing but Box so I can catch up. In one subplot, Joe is out taking care of his designated area […]

  • C. J. Box Marathon

    C. J. Box Marathon

    NOTE: This is a blog entry from January 2014…..I updated it on June 26, 2020. See the carousel below to access EVERYTHING C. J. Box on TracyReaderDad. 🙂 It’s been a while since I have done a marathon…the last was “Pendragon” by D.J. MacHale.  Look over there ——> For the next few months….I will be […]

  • “Three Weeks To Say Goodbye” by C. J. Box

    “Three Weeks To Say Goodbye” by C. J. Box

      Genre: Mystery / Thriller (Realistic and Scary) – Jack and Melissa McGuane recently adopted a happy, beautiful child, Angelina. They have come to love Angelina as their own. One day, a Federal Judge (John Moreland) visits the McGuane’s and states that, since his son, Garrett,  is the birth father and had nothing to do […]

  • “Savage Run” by C.J. Box

    “Savage Run” by C.J. Box

      Genre: Mystery “But this is how they do it. They go after the weakest first. When the mother stays back, the wolves open a hole in her belly and pull out the entrails. Then they wait until she doesn’t have the strength to protect herself, then they’ll move in and tear her throat out.” […]

  • “Open Season” by C. J. Box

    “Open Season” by C. J. Box

    Genre: Mystery Rating: 5 Water Towers Every now and then I read a book that I simply cannot put down. Open Season is one of those books. This is the debut novel (published in 2001) by C. J. Box and the first time I have read a C. J. Box novel. I can guarantee you….I […]