Below Zero (Joe Pickett Series #9)

Below Zero (Joe Pickett Series #9)

by C. J. Box

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Overview

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box's Below Zero is the 10th novel featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. The telephone calls from her stepdaughter April send chills down the spine of Joe's daughter Sherry. Wasn't April murdered six years ago in a bloody massacre? Wondering how this youthful caller knows details only April could know, Sherry becomes confused while Joe grows suspicious. Is the caller April-or are Joe and his family victims of a cruel hoax?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602855045
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Series: Joe Pickett Series , #9
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 431
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series, five stand-alone novels, and the story collection Shots Fired. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38 and a French Elle magazine literary award. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He and his wife Laurie split their time between their home and ranch in Wyoming.

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Below Zero (Joe Pickett Series #9) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Katdancin More than 1 year ago
I have read several other books by C.J. Box and have enjoyed them all. The books are always filled with adventure and twists and turns that you don't expect. This book was no exception. It grabs you and keeps you reading from the beginning. Unlike some murder/mystery books, this one was hard to predict. It was a little violent in places, as are all Box's books, but nothing extreme. I love his main character and this is another one of those books you can't put down once you start reading.
MikeDraper More than 1 year ago
Joe Pickett is out of town when a call comes into his home from April. His family is in disbelief since April was killed five years ago. April had been abandoned by her mother when she was six. Joe and Maribeth took her in as a foster child with the view of adoption. Three years later, the Soverigns, a group of Montana Freeman survivalists took April back by a legal manuver. The FBI want to speak to the Soverigns concerning illegal weapons and are at their trailer. Joe sees a bad connection to a gas pipe and tries to warn everyone but there is an explosion. The authorites remove bodies of two adults and a child. Joe can't view the charred remains and believes April has died. However, one of the Soverigns escapes with April. She is then passed from one family to another and ends up with a family that cares for a number of children so they can get their welfare checks. When the father of this family makes moves as if to sexually prey on April, another girl, April's age stands up for her. The father then takes April to a whore house and sells her. As April is being groomed to work there, a man named Stenko arrives. He has a dispute with the owner and shoots him. Then sees April, who reminds him of his deceased daughter, Carmen, and rescues her. However, Stenko is dying of cancer. He and his son are traveling around, killing people who are harming the ecology. Joe sets out to rescue April, stop Stenko, and prove to April that he didn't abandon her when he thought she had died. There is a good deal of writing about the matter of trust in this story and it deals nicely with the relationship of Pickett and his older daughter, Sheriden. The plot is different, Pickett is an honorable character and there is a surprising plot twist at the end. Recommended.
Retiredhsewfe More than 1 year ago
Good book but lots of words run together. Looks bad on behalf of B&N e-books.
MaggieRM More than 1 year ago
C.J. Box is one of my top 5 authors. I have read all his books and I thought each one was very good to excellent. That said, "Below Zero" was a total bummer. Some of the book was C.J. but most of the book I kept thinking, "I can't believe he wrote this book!" The plot was way below zero and the dialog was very childish. Maybe this book would be good if one was in 4th or 5th grade. If this was the first book I had read by this author, I NEVER would have picked up a second one. So disappointed!
mchwest on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have fallen behind 3 books in this series, so catch up I will. The below zero plot to this book was on the downside, a little far fetched for me, but the rest of the book was plausible and kept you moving forward. I love his writing and family in Joe Pickett... enjoyable read, different and very landscape descriptive.
Joycepa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a terribly disappointing entry in a series that, while not up there at the top, was at lest interesting and fairly well written. But however much I'm willing to suspend belief, I just couldn't take the plot premises in Below Zero. One strain on credulity is bad enough, but two put it over the top. The chase in the last quarter of the book is pretty well done, but as a whole, the book, in my opinion, is not up to Box's usual standards. Avoid.
ecurb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Box does it again! This is the 9th book in the series and a solid one at that. The story takes off fast and keeps rolling forward like a steamroller. I always think a person should read a series in order, but in this case make sure you read Winterkill before reading this book. The only downside of this book is that it was too short. Box should have spent more time on Joe and Sheridan.A good book in an excellent series.
allenkl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is nice to read a well written novel with a main character who is a realistic, modern man and a plain old nice guy. If you are a Joe Pickett fan you will enjoy the story and the timely theme. If you are not yet a fan give it a try, you may find a new name to add to your go to list. However, Box makes a serious error over and over. There is no such creature as a pronghorn antelope. There is the pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) of the western US and there is the old world antelope. They are not the same animal. It would be like referring to a praire dog (Cynomys) as a small blonde black bear because other than size they look a lot alike. If one chooses to write about wildlife do the research.
mikedraper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Joe Pickett is away when a call comes into his home from April. The family is shocked because Joe's daughter, April, died five years ago.April had been abandoned by her mother when she was 6. Marybeth and Joe took here in as a foster child. Three years later, the Soverigns, a group of Montana Freeman, survivalists took April back by a legal manuver. The FBI is after the Soverigns for weapons violations and have cornered them at a trailer where April is with them. There is a gas explosion and Joe believer she has died. The bodies of two adults and one child were found but Joe could never bring himself to view the charred remains of the child. However one Sovereign escaped in the smoke of the fire and April was with him.April was then passed from family to family until she ended up with a family that had a number of foster children in order to get their welfare checks. The husband makes advances at April but another girl, April's age sticks up for her. The father then takes April to a brotheral and sells her. As she is being groomed to work there a man named Stenko arrives. April reminds him of his deceased daughter, Carmen and he rescues her. However, Stenko is dying of cancer and he and his son are traveling around killing people who have harmed the ecology.Now Joe must stop Stenko, rescue April and prove to her that he and Marybeth didn't abandon her when they thought April was dead.This is more than just a mystery. The author goes into the relationship of a father and his children and explores the question of trust.The characters are strong and the story for the most part was unique. Joe is a heroic character who has appeared in all but one of the author's books and this novel is a good representation of the author's fine storytelling.
khiemstra631 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Box is back! After his previous book, which was not that well received, C.J. Box has returned to his Joe Pickett series, and this one is definitely a winner. Joe's older daughter, Sheridan, starts receiving text messages from someone claiming to be April Keeley, her foster sister who died in a fire a few years ago. Who is this person, and how can they find her? It's a suspense-filled book with an unexpected ending. Don't miss it if you're into the Joe Pickett series!
bill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like C.J. Box and have read all of his books. April, Joe Pickett's deceased step-daughter. re-appears in this book, or at least it seems she does. I was brought to the point of tears on more than one occasion reading this book, but the tears definitely flowed at the end. One of the best in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Miserable plot. Archived.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love C. J. Box's Joe Pickett series.  Joe is a little unusual from most adventure heroes that are found in most books of this day and time.....he has a wife that he loves and two daughters that he cares deeply about.  Joe is truly a good  guy, not a goody two shoes but someone with his priorities in the right place.  Joe is a game warden in Wyoming and the plots are sat in the outdoors of the Rocky Mountains. The books are filled with adventure and twists that keep you reading. Below Zero is no exception.  
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pinkgirl54 More than 1 year ago
C J Box is my new favorite author. I LOVE the Joe Pickett series.
Progdad More than 1 year ago
Starts fast and keeps moving. Recommended
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Excellent as always.
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