Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blood Trail by C.J. Box

Title - Blood Trail
Author - C.J. Box
ISBN - 978-0399154881
Series - 8th in the Joe Pickett series
Genre -mystery/thriller
Number of pages - 320
Rating - 4.50 out of 5

Evoking the natural beauty of Wyoming's Big Horn Mountain, C.J. Box has penned a novel that is fast paced, packed with suspense, with more twists and turns than a forest trail.

Joe Pickett has been summoned by the governor to investigate the death of a hunter who was found hung in a tree and field dressed. A red poker chip is found near the body. Now forced to work with Randy Pope who had him fired in his last outing Joe discovers that this is not simply an isolated event - two other hunters have been murdered. A serial killer is hunting the hunters. This sends the state into a panic and the pressure mounts to find the killer.

Blood Trail holds your attention and is filled with local colour. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing who the killer is. The book contains more graphic violence than in his earlier books but is not overdone. The characters are well rounded and the plot is well executed. I look forward to reading more of C.J. Box's books.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this book or this author, but sounds like a good author to check out. Thanks.

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