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4.00118483412322 out of 54.00118483412322 out of 54.00118483412322 out of 54.00118483412322 out of 54.00118483412322 out of 5 4.00 (1,688 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. J. Box Narrator: David Chandler Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joe Pickett Series Release Date:
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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 Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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.” 


  • “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.” 


  • “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

  • New York Times Bestseller
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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Drew Danko | 2/16/2014

    " 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-----. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lillian | 2/6/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jan | 1/3/2014

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lori | 12/31/2013

    " 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. "

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