Nowhere To Run by C.J. Box is the 10th book in the “Joe Pickett” thriller series. Publisher: Putnam, April 2010

Joe Pickett’s in his last week as the temporary game warden in the isolated town of Baggs, Wyoming, but there have been strange things going on in the surrounding mountains, and his conscience won’t let him leave without checking them out: reports of camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered.

And then there’s the runner who’s gone missing—an Olympic hopeful who’d been training in the region and then just… vanished. Joe doesn’t mind admitting that the farther he rides, the more he wishes he could just turn around and go home.

And he is right to be concerned. Because what awaits him is like nothing he’s ever dealt with, like something out of an old story, except this is all too real and too deadly.

When he’d first saddled up, he’d thought of this as his last patrol. What he hadn’t known was just how accurate that thought might turn out to be.

Joe Pickett is back and encounters brothers that want to cause him harm. He barely escapes and because of his internal honor to do the right thing is on the trail again. This was a good story that kept me turning the pages. My rating: 3.5 stars

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