In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

[a Joe Pickett Novel]

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
A thrilling tale of suspense, vengeance, and murder, featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. This one will break C. J. Box out to a larger audience.

J. W. Keeley is a man with a score to settle. He blames one man for the death of his brother: Joe Pickett. And now J. W. is going to make him suffer. Spring has finally come to Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is relieved the long, harsh winter is finally over. However, a cloud of trouble threatens to spoil the milder weather-local ranch owner and matriarch Opal Scarlett has vanished under suspicious circumstances. Two of her sons, Hank and Arlen, are battling for control of their mother's multi-million-dollar empire, and their bitter fight threatens to tear the whole town apart.

Everyone is so caught up in the brothers' battle that they seem to have forgotten that Opal is still missing. Joe is convinced, though, that one of the brothers killed their mother.

Determined to uncover the truth, he is attacked and nearly beaten to death by Hank Scarlett's new right-hand man on the ranch-a recently arrived stranger who looks eerily familiar.

A series of threatening messages and attempts to sabotage Joe's career follow. At first, he thinks the attacks are connected with his investigation of Opal's disappearance, but he soon learns that someone else is after him-someone with a very personal grudge who wants to make Joe pay . . . and pay dearly. Compelling and suspenseful, In Plain Sight is a crackling novel from one of today's best mystery writers.

Baker & Taylor
Pursuing suspicions that a wealthy local ranch owner was murdered by one of her own sons, game warden Joe Pickett finds the case and his career threatened by a man who holds Joe responsible for the death of his brother. By the author of Out of Range. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
J.W. Keeley is a man with a score to settle. He's tracked down the one person he blames for his brother's death: Joe Pickett. And now J.W. is going to make him suffer.
Spring has finally come to Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is relieved that the long, harsh winter is over. However, a cloud of trouble threatens to spoil the milder weather: local ranch owner and matriarch Opal Scarlett has vanished under suspicious circumstances. Two of her sons, Hank and Arlen, are battling for control of their mother's multi-million-dollar empire, and their bitter fight threatens to tear the whole valley apart.
Everyone is so caught up in the brothers' battle that they seem to have forgotten that Opal is missing. Joe is convinced, though, that one of the brothers killed her.
When a series of wicked pranks escalates into the most personal kind of violence, Joe starts to wonder whether what's happening is not connected to Opal's disappearance - but comes instead from the darkest chapters of his own past. He knows that whoever is after him has a vicious debt to collect and wants him to pay ... and pay early.

Baker
& Taylor

Pursuing suspicions that a wealthy local ranch owner was murdered by one of her own sons, game warden Joe Pickett finds the case and his career threatened by a man who holds Joe responsible for the death of his brother.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2006
ISBN: 9780399153600
0399153608
Characteristics: 305 p ; 24 cm

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jeff2809
Sep 05, 2016

Wow! I won't spoil the surprising ending. This is a good story. I find C.J.Box very readable, and easily get past occasional improbabilities.

nfentonn Jul 21, 2014

Another cj box joe Pickett winner.

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Cabby
Nov 04, 2007

This is one of the series about game warden Pickett. It is excellent.

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