Blood is always thicker than water.
Joe Pickett has good reason to dislike Dallas Cates. His eighteen-year-old foster daughter, April, has just run off with him.
Then comes even worse news: April has been found barely alive in a ditch along the highway, and the doctors don't know if she'll recover. Of course, Cates denies having anything to do with it but Joe knows in his gut who's responsible.
The problem is there's no proof.
Joe's going to find out the truth, if it kills him. And, as he confronts the ruthless Cates clan, it just might.
Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
10 Mar 2015 * 354pp * £4.99 * 9781781852798
'I love Joe Pickett'
'Solid-gold A-list must-read'
'Another strong showing by the underrated Box'
'Box has won every thriller award in America and deserves to be better known this side of the Atlantic'
'Why no American TV or film company has ever taken on Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is beyond me ... C J Box's series, now up to book 15, has everything: twisted, nuanced plots, utterly believable characters, survivalists, psycho mountain tyrants, obsessive civil servants, politicians and lawmen – all quite repugnant – a magnificent setting, bags of action, and, as a total clincher, enough ecology to keep them firmly rooted in the modern world'
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C.J. Box is the author of twenty-two Joe Pickett novels, five stand-alone novels, and a story collection. He has won Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38. He has been a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and his books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Wyoming native, Box has also worked on a ranch and as a small-town newspaper reporter and editor. He lives outside Cheyenne with his family. Follow him on @cjboxauthor cjbox.net