Joe Pickett #4
Berkley Prime Crime
Featuring: Joe Pickett
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Suspense | Mystery
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett faces his most dangerous
adversary yet in award-winning author C. J. Box's
It's an idyllic late summer day in Saddlestring, Wyoming,
and game warden Joe Pickett is fly-fishing with his two
daughters when he stumbles upon the mutilated body of a
moose. Whatever-or whoever-attacked the animal was
ruthless: Half the animal's face has been sliced away, the
skin peeled back from the flesh. Shaken by the assault,
Pickett begins to investigate what he hopes is an isolated
Days later, after the discovery of a small herd of
mutilated cattle, Pickett realizes this is something much
bigger. Local authorities are quick to label the attacks
the work of a grizzly bear, but Joe knows otherwise. The
cuts on the moose and the cattle were too clean, too
precise to have been made by jagged teeth. Are the animals
only practice for a killer about to move on to a
more challenging prey?
Joe's worst fears are realized when the bodies of two men
are discovered within days of each other, their wounds
eerily similar to those found on the moose and cattle.
There's a vicious killer, a modern-day Jack the Ripper, on
the loose in Saddle-string-and it appears his rampage is
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