From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling
author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense
stories about the Wyoming he knows so well—and the dark deeds and
impulses that can be found there.
Over the course of eighteen books, C. J. Box has been consistently
hailed for his brilliant storytelling and extraordinary skills at
creating character, suspense, and a deep sense of place. All of those
strengths are in the ten riveting stories—three of them never before
published—that make up Shots Fired.
In “One-Car Bridge,” one of four
Joe Pickett stories, Pickett goes up against a “just plain mean”
landowner, with disastrous results, and in “Shots Fired,” his
investigation into the radio call referred to in the title nearly ends
up being the last thing he ever does. In “Pirates of Yellowstone,” two
Eastern European tough guys find out what it means to be strangers in a
strange land, and in “Le Sauvage Noble,” the stranger is a Lakota in
Paris who enjoys playing the “noble savage” for the French women—until
he meets Sophie. Then he discovers what “savage” really means.
Shots Fired is proof once again why “Box is a force to be reckoned with” (The Providence Journal-Bulletin).