Breaking Point

Breaking Point

Book - 2013
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Penguin Putnam

The thrilling new Joe Pickett novel from the New York Times–bestselling author.

Critics called Force of Nature an“amazing” (Associated Press), “outstanding” (MinneapolisStar Tribune), “warp speed . . . showdown between good and evil” (The Denver Post). “This is the best Box I’ve ever read, and I’ve read them all” (Library Journal).

Breaking Point, however, takes Joe Pickett into uncharted territory. The question is: What will he do when he gets there?

It was always good to see Butch Roberson, Joe thought—a hardworking, upright local business owner whose daughter was friends with his own. Little did he know that when he talked to Butch that day in the forest, the man was about to disappear. He was heading into the mountains to scout elk, he said, but instead he was running. Two EPA employees had just been murdered, and all signs pointed to him as the killer.

As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard more of the story—about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. About the penalties they charged him when he balked, new ones piling up every day, until the family was torn apart . . . and finally, it seems, the man just cracked.

It was an awful story. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he begins to wonder—and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted. Powerful forces want Roberson not just caught but dead—and the same goes for anyone who stands in their way.

Every man reaches his breaking point. Joe Pickett may just have reached his.

Baker & Taylor
Joe Pickett investigates the disappearance of a local businessman, who recently had his intended retirement property declared wetlands and is suspected in the murder of two EPA employees.

& Taylor

Joe Pickett investigates the disappearance of a local businessman, who recently had his intended retirement property declared wetlands and is suspected in the murder of two EPA employees in the latest mystery of the series following Force of Nature and Cold Wind.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2013
ISBN: 9780399160752
Branch Call Number: Mystery Box
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 24 cm


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Nov 07, 2017

Another fine work by this author. I'm on my last Joe Pickett novel... I'll be anxiously waiting for Box to finish the next one.

Jul 30, 2016

Very good. Never know how his books will end

Apr 01, 2015

i ususally don't care for mysteries but these books are amazing. I love them!!!!!!

Feb 25, 2015

I love this series. They never disappoint me. This one was especially good and was hard to stop reading.

Djeremay Jan 22, 2015

As if this wasn't one of the very best books I've read in a long time - break neck pacing, non-stop action throughout & a very realistic story line - I finish the book on the edge of my seat, read the first line of the "about the author" page & find that this book was based on a TRUE STORY!!! Bravo!!!

Vincent T Lombardo Jul 24, 2014

Excellent! I am used to reading mysteries located in urban areas where the protagonist is a cop or private eye, so it was refreshing to read about a game warden working in the forests and mountains of Wyoming. There were many twists and turns which kept me guessing - and turning the pages. Inspired by a true story, the novel has a libertarian bent which I appreciated and enjoyed. This is the first book that I have read by Box, and I plan to read other books in the Joe Pickett series.

Jul 20, 2013

The whole Joe Pickett series is excellent, though this book is a bit extreme. As usual, the plot is great and the pace is fast. This book is hard to put down.

Jun 21, 2013

Terrific writing about forest fire experience. Wyoming environment is unforgiving but I enjoy reading about it as long as I don't have to live there ! Like Joe Pickett's character and the author's development of Joe through his interactions with the people in his life.

Jun 06, 2013

I've only read one other Joe Pickett book, but have enjoyed their suspense. I can't wait to see what Joe's next job will be. I hope it will have other true to life topics as this one did with the EPA.

May 20, 2013

Joe Pickett and the host of characters surrounding him is enjoyable reading. I could actually feel the heat of the forest fire closing in on Joe and the others. C.J. Box is one hell of a story writer and I am lucky to have discovered him. Read the Pickett books in order to maximize your enjoyment.

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