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Author: C. J. Box Narrator: David Chandler Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Joe Pickett Series Release Date: September 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781436132961

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He may report directly to the governor, but former game warden Joe Pickett isn't necessarily more civilized. Especially now that someone is picking off elk hunters. And when an anti-hunting activist rolls into town, Joe must head off a deadly showdown. Ni

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  • “Blood Trail draws the reader in, not in a gradual inviting manner but by the throat with a yank.”

    - Denver Post
  • “Penetrating, incisive analysis of complex cultural and historical events and one man's heroic defiance make Cook’s long overdue second novel an event to celebrate. This is a writer with something to say and immense skills with which to say it.” 

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “The Joe Picket saga by talented crime fiction writer C.J. Box continues with a rich and layered murder mystery…Narrator David Chandler delivers a personal and gripping performance as Picket works his way deeper into the brutal crime and realizes that he is next on the list. Chandler narrates with a firm, unwavering voice that is at once emotional and intense. Listeners will feel like they're walking beside Picket through the wilds of Wyoming to track down the murderer. Tension abounds in this mystery, and Chandler knows exactly when to shift his tone, even slightly, to raise the stakes.” 

    - AudioFile
  • “Award-winning mystery writer Box ratchets up the suspense in this tightly plotted example of his writing genius, his eighth thriller to feature Pickett. His sense of place and talent for character development are on a par with those of James Lee Burke. Highly recommended.” 

    - Library Journal
  • “Box always addresses a New West issue, but there’s something great about the way he’s waited until the eighth installment to tackle the one that would seem most obvious, given his hero’s occupation. We prefer Box with the cowboy hat, but whether hatted or bareheaded, he continues to be red hot.” 

    - Booklist
  • “More of a western than a mystery, like most of Joe’s adventures, and all the better for the open physical clashes that periodically release the tension between the scheming adversaries.” 

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • New York Times bestseller
  • Book Sense Pick

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like novels about the outdoors, and C.J. Box provides plenty with his series about game warden Joe Pickett. I enjoy the characters, the settings and the plots. This last story line left some unanswered questions though. Will Joe extricate himself from all the legal problems he created? What happens to his friend and ex-con Nate? I'll assume the author will answer them in the next book rather than assume he wrote himself into a corner. But if he doesn't I'll be p-----. "

    - Drew, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An excellent read. C.J. Box continues to write very good books "

    - Lillian, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " First Joe Pickett book I've read. Pretty good, very violent, made me rethink my opinions about hunting, animal rights activists, and eating meat. Well written, likeable character, I would read another. This is 8th in the series, many references, some frustrating, to events in previous novels "

    - Jan, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was my first "Joe Pickett" novel (although the 8th in the Joe Pickett novels) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A suspense novel filled with characters you get to know right away but one that kept me guessing to the end. Therefore, a great novel! I sure hope I can read more of this author's talent for writing. "

    - Lori, 12/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Again another thrilling novel/mystery set in Idaho. "

    - Debbie, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent read, can't wait for the next CJ Box book! "

    - Sue, 12/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really think this is the best Joe Pickett novel yet! C.J. Box comes up with new stories and plots, gets better with every one, and manages to keep the storylines flowing from one to another. "

    - Jackie, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Currently blowing through it, be done today. Centers around hunters being hunted and the anti hunting movement. If you are not a vegan, I don't want to hear you are anti hunting, like factory farming is a good, kind, clean thing. "

    - Martin, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really a well crafted story. The use of first person narration by an unidentified character is effective. Though there is some real gore, the story kept me enthralled to the very end. "

    - Avary, 11/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " C.J. Box is awesome. This series gets better and better. Joe rocks! "

    - Sparker4, 11/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great mystery thriller. "

    - Pam, 7/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyed it - read for bookclub, and likely I'll read the rest of the series. "

    - Janet, 7/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Story held my interest from start to finish. I love the Joe Pickett character, the story is well developed and details well researched. I gave a copy of this book to a friend who is a long time hunter and he enjoyed it as well. "

    - Elaine, 7/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good book. Like Joe Pickett. Read one that was after this one, so this is background for me. Will get some more. "

    - Mary, 2/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i can't believe i finished all my c. j. box books. quelle tragedy. this one was just as wonderful as all the rest. "

    - Marion, 12/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great Joe Pickett story! I think you either really like these books - or you don't... me, I am reading them one after the other, trying to stay in order, but someitmes going out of order based on what the libarary has available. "

    - Janne, 12/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful, suspensful. "

    - Lisa, 11/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " -First time with this author. It was good, but not great "

    - Olean, 10/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " good local author. I have enjoyed his descriptions of the wyoming wilderness and the characters have developed well throughout the books "

    - Kandy, 9/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " After finishing Free Fire, I immediately read Blood Trail. I'm usually good at identifying the villian but this one had me guessing for a long time. "

    - Robin, 9/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Is it that I forget how much I like this series or was this the best one yet? Not sure. But did enjoy the read lots. "

    - Ms., 6/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Someone is killing and butchering hunters in Wymoning. Game warden Joe Pickett is put on the case by the governor and has to also deal with an aninals rights group. There is much more going on than initally appears. "

    - Fredrick, 3/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The first I read of this author but good and will read more. "

    - Jandblock, 3/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not very engaging or suspenseful. Main character is a paper-thin bore. "

    - Matthuvius, 1/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very different than what I normally read, but I couldn't put it down! "

    - Chelle, 10/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Very predictable mystery with paper thin characters. "

    - Ben, 8/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It is one of his more gorier books. Joe Pickett is the main character. He is a former National Parks ranger with a tendency to be there when the murder happens. It is a good series if you like Montana Wyoming and murder "

    - Rita, 7/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great Joe Pickett story! I think you either really like these books - or you don't... me, I am reading them one after the other, trying to stay in order, but someitmes going out of order based on what the libarary has available. "

    - Janne, 6/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Saw upon opening the book we'd read it before, obviously pre-goodreads! "

    - Victoria, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really a well crafted story. The use of first person narration by an unidentified character is effective. Though there is some real gore, the story kept me enthralled to the very end. "

    - Avary, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favorite so far, but I had lots of distractions. "

    - Rita, 5/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " CJ Box is such a good writer. He brings his characters and their situations to life! "

    - Kathy, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as some of the other Pickett books. Plot wasn't that great, but I still enjoyed reading it. "

    - Leigh, 2/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Had me guessing the whole timeas to who the killer was. I like those types of mysteries. Takes place in the Big Horn Mt area. "

    - Sharon, 1/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " After finishing Free Fire, I immediately read Blood Trail. I'm usually good at identifying the villian but this one had me guessing for a long time. "

    - Robin, 1/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyed it - read for bookclub, and likely I'll read the rest of the series. "

    - Janet, 10/5/2010

About the Author

C. J. Box is the New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series, six stand-alone novels, the Cody Hoyt series, the Cassie Dewell series, and a story collection. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38, and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. He has also been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His novels have been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Wyoming native, he has worked on a ranch and as a small-town newspaper reporter and editor. He is an executive producer of ABC TV’s Big Sky, which is based on his Cody Hoyt/Cassie Dewell novels, as well as executive producer of the upcoming Joe Pickett television series for Paramount TV.

About the Narrator

David Chandler is an Earphones Award–winning narrator who has read numerous titles for New York Times bestselling authors William Kent Krueger and C. J. Box, among others.