Out of Range

Author: C.J. Box

A good friend and fellow game warden has killed himself, and Joe Pickett's been chosen to temporarily run his district. Compelled to investigate his friend's suicide, he watches his own life spiral out of control the closer he comes to the truth -- and soon realizes that he could be the next.

Out Of Range (Joe Pickett, #5)

The Wall Street Journal:

... an outstanding series...  stunning scenery and modern malevolence... combines the rural pleasures of the classic Western (close encounters with bears, an old-fashioned gunfight) with the sleuthing and forensics of the police-procedural...  Joe Pickett, with a little help from some old and new friends, proves to be more than a match for any era's foe.


The New York Times:

C.J. Box serves up a lot of red meat -- some of it still raw and bloody -- in Out of Range... intelligent... compassionate... The glorious scenery is a bonus...


Booklist (starred review):

In the fifth installment of any series, even one this good, one might reasonably expect a creeping sense of routine. But, if anything, Box is getting better... Recommended for practically everybody.


Kirkus Review (starred review):

Joe's fifth case is his best balanced, most deeply felt and most mystifying to date: an absolute must.


Globe and Mail:

C. J. Box is another brilliant voice from the American West...a fine mystery, this is a great way to learn...


Publishers Weekly:

... taut, suspenseful... skillfully orchestrated... With each book he creates plots of greater complexity...


Library Journal (starred review):

An unforgettably tense trip into the high country... Box's depiction of family tensions rings true... This fifth in a series is a Western lover's mystery, relying heavily on guns and honor; clearly, Joe's the real sheriff in town...