Warden Joe Pickett who is based in Saddlestring, Twelve Sleep County
in Wyoming is shocked when he hears that fellow game warden Will
Jensen committed suicide. Joe's supervisor asks him to temporally
take over Will's territory Jackson in Teton County; although it is
not a good time to leave his wife and two daughters. He agrees to
the temporary assignment in the hopes that he will obtain a better
position and more income.
Before he leaves, he asks his
friend Nate Romanaski to watch his family because they are getting
some strange calls that could prove dangerous. A spark ignites
between Joe's wife and Nate one that they both try to ignore.
Meanwhile, in Jackson, Joe is trying to deal with an ambitious
supervisor ,an outfitter who doesn't adhere to the law and a
developer who needs Joe approval to get his project off the ground.
In an ominous turn of events Joe is exhibiting the same symptoms
that Will experienced before he committed suicide and he begins to
suspect that he and Will were set up by a dangerous and ruthless
C.J. Box has written some pretty spectacular books
over the years but OUT OF RANGE is by far his best work to date.
This literary and lyrical thriller is memorable and will be
considered a classic. The protagonist is an everyman that people can
identify with him even when he finds himself attracted to another
woman but like his wife chooses to ignore it. The plot is Byzantine,
dark, gritty, almost gothic in tone and will appeal not just to
mystery fans but to anyone who loves a good book.
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