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Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.
At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. Who is blocking the falconers and why?
The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Is it because of the missing woman or because he's become Nate's advocate? Or are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he'd imagined.
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By Richard Delman on 04-11-18
Sheridan takes a lover!
Joe and Nate have multiple, wild, death-defying adventures all over the state of Wyoming! And Marybeth gets to stay home and do research on the web! What's wrong with this picture?
The 18th book in the Joe Pickett series is full of C.J. Box's usual creativity. Truly, Joe and Nate are all over the place, defying the governor, tracking down a British celebrity who has disappeared from sight, solving the murders of an unknown number of eagles, discovering the extent of the largest wind farm in the world in the mountains of Wyoming, and on and on. Typical Western characters populate the usual small towns, with all their quirkiness on view. Sheridan gets a job in one of the fanciest dude ranches anywhere, and she gets involved with the lead cowboy, whose name is -are you ready? Lance! CJ has never been much for symbols. As if to make it more obvious and lowdown, so to speak, two of the grungiest farriers (horse couturiers) in the entire Wild, Wild West irritate Sheridan by calling him "Lance Romance!" Are we having fun yet?
I'll be serious. The book is once again delightful. We have come to know the entire Pickett clan very well, and when Nate Romanowski shows up the family is complete. Nate is the prototypical John Wayne-like man of few words, who packs the most ferocious handgun in recorded history. It is nigh-on impossible to keep the characters and/or the plots straight. Mr. Box manages to keep us turning page after page (how does that work in an audiobook?) while the adventures just fly by. The descriptions of winter are just fascinating. Snow piles up in gigantic piles as big as houses. Temperatures drop to the point at which icicles form in Joe's nose. Lucy sings beautifully at a high school play. Honestly, you can't tell the players without a scorecard. How Mr. Box manages to keep all of this straight is anybody's guess. I stopped trying after a while and just went along for the ride. It's a lot of fun, even if it is beginning to get the slightest bit repetitive. After so many books, this would be hard to avoid. I recommend basically all of these books. Fun is to be had.
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