Savage Run

Savage Run

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Penguin Putnam
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett uncovers a conspiracy in this explosive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

When a massive blast rocks the forests of Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is called to the scene to help investigate the death of a colorful environmental activist. The case is wrapped up quickly, explained as an environmental publicity stunt gone wrong, but Joe isn't convinced. He soon discovers clues that suggest a deadly conspiracy&;one that will test his courage, his survival skills, and his determination to &;do the right thing&; despite all costs.

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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett uncovers a conspiracy in this explosive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

When a massive blast rocks the forests of Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is called to the scene to help investigate the death of a colorful environmental activist. The case is wrapped up quickly, explained as an environmental publicity stunt gone wrong, but Joe isn't convinced. He soon discovers clues that suggest a deadly conspiracy–one that will test his courage, his survival skills, and his determination to “do the right thing” despite all costs.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016, c2002
ISBN: 9780399575693
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BOX
Characteristics: 337 p. ;,19 cm.

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jrbubbles1 Sep 10, 2020

This second book in the Joe Pickett series is just as good as the first. He has to solve the murder of several environmentalists in this one. His wife helps him by finding some information that gives him clues to the murderers.

JCLCharlesH Aug 25, 2020

This second installment in Box's Joe Pickett series features a series of murders of environmental activists. Bloody as the first book and with the same descriptive love for natural beauty, readers will know what to expect from the series.

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Shellie1_us
Jul 27, 2020

It is interesting to read a book where a real western writer/resident of Wyoming in real life tells the real truth about all the endangered species laws, and ecoterrorism. I did not realize that the federal government owns about 50% of Wyoming, and 70% of Idaho. Savage Run lives up to the book title. The wolves are a interesting and polarizing subject. Pro wolf/coyote people seem to think the predators go after the weak, sick, old and help keep the herds down. This is true in part. But, pro predator people are surprised to learn that the predators love to arrive after a deer/elk/cow give birth to literally rip the newborn calf/doe to shreds as they have smelled the birth blood. The poor mother has to flee or be eaten herself. CJ Box does not shy away from natures brutal side. I enjoyed the book.

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Ginamarguerite
Jul 03, 2020

We are reading this entire series in one of my book clubs and after thoroughly enjoying book one was looking forward to this one. It was a very disturbing story. Not that what happened to Sheridan and the Miller's weasels in book 1 wasn't upsetting, but this one was more so because of the gruesome and gory killing of animals including Joe's horse. The story would have stood just fine without killing Lizzie in the heartless and senseless way she was killed.

I like Joe. Some of the characters say he's smart. I wouldn't say he's super intelligent, but he knows his stuff and I like is down to earth, pragmatic approach to life and his job. I like how he loves his family and the way he feels about Marybeth. He loves her and lets his fears of not being worth of her show.

Box tells a good story -- one that both men and women can enjoy. There's just enough romance, a good mystery and like I said, Joe is a very likeable character.

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kwinkler55
May 21, 2020

# 2 of 20 (as of May '20) of Joe Pickett series. Read #1.

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gloryb
Mar 30, 2020

Ecoterrorists vs ranchers is the theme of this book, another enjoyable read in the Joe Pickett series. Joe again finds himself out in the woods facing the opposition without back up, weapons, and cell phone range. The description of his getting away from his pursuer, an invincible tracker, was very tense. The author doesn't present either the ecoterrorist/ environmental groups nor the ranchers in a favorable light.

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lyndasclater
Oct 31, 2019

Aother great book - found this one even more mesmerizing than his first novel.

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Lchagan
Jun 04, 2018

Book 2 in the Joe Pickett series by CJ Box. I enjoyed it as much, if not more, than Book 1, Open Season. Box presents Pickett and his family in a real and compelling way - describing the strengths and vulnerabilities while also detailing a Wyoming setting that is wild, untamed, and unpredictable. Game Warden Pickett finds himself dealing with eco-terrorists and shadowy stockmen along with nature. Read and enjoy.

Komplikator Dec 26, 2012

If this had been the first Joe Pickett book I picked up, I probably would not have read any of the others.

Happily this seems to be the low spot of the series (a problem many second novels seem to have) but Box regains his stride and the later ones are well worth reading

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Cabby
Nov 08, 2007

Interesting.

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