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Cold Wind

Cold Wind

Large Print - 2011 | Center Point large print ed.
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When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, it's his wife, Missy, who is arrested. Unfortunately for Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, Missy is his mother-in-law, a woman he dislikes heartily, and now he doesn't know what to do - especially when the early signs point to her being guilty as sin.

But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up? He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, his estranged friend, Nate, on a lethal mission of his own, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck. There's no telling which way this case will go - but there's no doubt that Joe Pickett will be between a rock and a hard place.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011.
Edition: Center Point large print ed.
ISBN: 9781611730579
Branch Call Number: LT M BOX, C.
Characteristics: 495 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Apr 18, 2021

Very descriptive writing of the scenery of Wyoming. Good plot development ..easy to follow. Good read and I would read his books again.

Feb 18, 2021

Enjoying these books more and more. Excellent!

Aug 25, 2020

I must agree with other posters about learning a lot of new information about wind farms. As CA tries to move to all green energy sources, the simple facts are that solar power ends at night, wind does not always blow. Wind power kills so many birds. Also, Box brings up eminent domain, and how corporations/rich people can grab your land. I enjoyed this story of Joe's nemesis who is his mother in law being a murder suspect. Missy's husbands murder mystery brings back Marcus Hand a criminal defense lawyer who falls under Missy's spell.

An interesting look at wind farm energy, as well as the bizarre death of Joe Pickett's father-in-law. Could tiny Missy even had the strength to kill and string her husband upon the giant windmill? Meanwhile, tragedy for Nate Romanowski sets the master falconer on a vengeful quest for his kind of justice, and a cliff-hanger ending.

Kris--Pt. Roberts

Apr 28, 2014

Another great C.J.Box novel, as well as introducing information about wind farms that most people aren't aware of. It is interesting that sometimes you have to read fiction to learn facts. I wish all of his books were available in audio. His reader makes them particularly enjoyable.

rdrlady Apr 04, 2011

Not only a fascinating mystery, this also provides a look at wind farms from a perspective that was new to me.


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