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4.00200400801603 out of 54.00200400801603 out of 54.00200400801603 out of 54.00200400801603 out of 54.00200400801603 out of 5 4.00 (1,497 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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Joe Picket returns, this time to the wilds of Yellowstone National Park. Deftly plotted and full of intrigue, Free Fire is C. J. Box’s best novel yet. 

Joe Pickett, having recently been fired from his job as a Wyoming game warden, is working on his father-in-law’s ranch when he receives a call from the governor’s office. Governor Rulon—a devious but down-home politico—has a special request, one Joe knows he can’t refuse. For weeks, the headlines have been abuzz with the story of Clay McCann, a lawyer who slaughtered four campers in cold blood in a far-off corner of Yellowstone National Park. After the murders, McCann immediately turned himself in at the nearest park ranger station. It seemed like a slam-dunk case for law enforcement—except that the crimes were committed in a thin sliver of land with zero residents and overlapping jurisdiction. McCann had taken advantage of a loophole in the law: neither the state of Wyoming nor the federal government can try him for his crime, so he walks out of prison a free man. 

Governor Rulon, sensitive to the rising tide of public outrage over the McCann case, wants his own investigation into the murders. The governor will reinstate Joe as a game warden if he’ll go to Yellowstone to investigate. Joe, happy to get his badge back even under these circumstances, agrees. However, it quickly becomes clear to Joe that McCann is deeply involved with some illegal activity taking place in the park—something tremendously lucrative and unusually dangerous. As Joe and his partner Nate Romanowski search in the unlikeliest places to find the key to the murders, they find out that it may be hidden in the rugged terrain of the park itself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[C. J. Box] skillfully weaves ominous scientific phenomena and legal loopholes peculiar to Yellowstone into his story of corruption, greed, and deception. The author vividly evokes Yellowstone’s natural beauty, but the book’s real power emanates from Pickett’s (and Box’s) passion for preserving the wilderness and stopping those who would cynically destroy it.” 

    Publishers Weekly
  • “Box knows how to turn on the nail-biting suspense and violence until the cliff-hanger of an ending…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Box is a master at working New West issues into his stories…Once again, recommended for practically everybody.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie | 2/20/2014

    " Joe Picket gets into a mix of things with his assignment...but he pulls through and gets his man/men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Allison | 2/19/2014

    " I really like Box and his character Joe Pickett. I especially liked this book because it is set in Yellowstone NP and I know many of the places he talked about. Box is great at creating suspense and developing his characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patti | 2/10/2014

    " As a reader of Nevada Barr's books, I was interested to read a book by C.J. Box and the Yellowstone National Park setting. This was a quick read and I enjoyed it. He did highlight the park well, especially the beauty and huge scale of the Mammoth Hotel and the Old Faithful Inn. It was fascinating learning about the geology of the area. I was taken aback by the ending of the book, it felt like it was cut short, but my interest has been sparked in learning more about bio-mining and microbes and coal seams. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by William | 2/10/2014

    " His best book so far. "

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