Breaking Point (Mass Market Paperbound)

By C. J. Box

Berkley Books, 9780425264607, 428pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

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Description

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's hunt for a fugitive reveals a conspiracy in this taut thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Joe Pickett always liked Butch Roberson--a hardworking local business-owner whose daughter is friends with his own. Little does he know that when Butch says he is heading into the mountains to scout elk, he is actually going on the run.

Two EPA employees have been murdered, and all signs point to Butch as the killer. Soon, Joe hears of the land Butch and his wife had bought to retire on--until they are told the EPA declared it a wetland--and the penalties they charged Butch until the family was torn apart by debt. Finally, it seems, the man just cracked.

It's an awful story. But is it the whole story? The more Joe investigates, the more he begins to wonder--and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war in which he must choose sides.


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.


Praise For Breaking Point

“An explosive thriller that careens from one unpredictable twist to another.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“It’s the best installment yet in an already rich series. Grade: A.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“An exceptionally well-told story that will entertain, thrill and maybe even outrage its readers.”—USA Today

“Will raise the hair on your neck and chill you to the bone.”—Bookreporter.com

“Thrilling wilderness chases, chilling stories of the abuse of power, and Pickett’s indomitable frontier spirit power this explosive novel.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fans of this series will burn through the pages…Another must-read.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Its basis in a real-life conflict makes Joe’s thirteenth case one of his most tendentious, but it’s Box who makes it one of his most exciting.”—Kirkus Reviews

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