A New York Times bestselling "suspenseful, action-filled ride" ( The Denver Post ) from the author of the Joe Pickett novels... Everything about the rich stranger is a mystery: the massive, isolated ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man's wealth comes from killing people. Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out the truth. But he finds out a lot more than he bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. He doesn't frighten Joe at all. The other man is another story...
"Another superlative outing. Grade A."- The Cleveland Plain Dealer "A blistering page-turner."- The Arizona Republic "Vivid...an accessible, quick, and fun read."-The Associated Press "With each book, Box just gets better. Nonstop action, a twisty plot, and great characters make his latest a must-read."- Library Journal "Exhilarating...Canny Joe uses his wits, taking time to assess the literal and figurative lay of the land."- Publishers Weekly
C. J. Box lebt in Cheyenne im amerikanischen Bundesstaat Wyoming. Er arbeitete als Rancher, Jagdaufseher und Journalist. Heute koordiniert er Tourismus-Programme in den Rocky Mountains. Für seine Romane gewann C. J. Box bereits den Anthony Award, den französischen Prix Calibre 38, den Macavity Award, den Gumshoe Award, den Barry Award, und wurde darüber hinaus für den Edgar Award und den L.A. Times Book Prize nominiert.