Force of Nature

Force of Nature

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A Library Journal Best Mystery of 2012

He never wanted to tell Joe Pickett about it, but Nate Romanowski always knew trouble was coming out of his past. Now it's here, and it may not only be the battle of his life-but of Joe's.

In 1995, Nate was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad when a colleague did something terrible. Now high up in the government, the man is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate knows exactly how he'll do it-by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out. The entire Pickett family will be a target, and the only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend-and all their lives could depend on it.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012
ISBN: 9780399158261
Branch Call Number: MYS BOX
Characteristics: 385 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 31, 2016

One of his better mysteries.

Feb 15, 2016

This book starts out formulaic and moderately violent and then becomes increasingly more so with each successive part, reflecting a uniquely American and dystopian view of the world. Box chooses to celebrate a culture and a "band of brothers" who have come to believe that the "government of the people" is their enemy, that the dream of the Founding Fathers has been corrupted by bureaucrats and it's necessary to return to a magical, pure, idealistic time when robust men and women tamed the wild frontier. And the way to accomplish that is first and foremost to be armed to the teeth and simply annihilate anyone who gets in your way with a lethal barrage of gunfire. The whole thing could have been written and sponsored by the National Rifle Association. By the time I reached Part 4 I just couldn't take any more of it and gave up. I will certainly give the rest of this writer's work a pass.

Apr 01, 2015

Just when I thought the books could not get any better. I am going to be fans of this writer forever. Makes me wonder why someone did not give movie series rights?

Oct 10, 2014

I just picked up this book from the library, and I can not put it down.

Before you read this have to read " COLD WIND" this is a continuation of that book.

I was in Barnes and Noble one day not long ago and this author caught my attention and now I can not stop reading his books.

The Highway is a great book, I finished it in 3 days... I read it at all hours of the day and night when I could. Could not put it down.

I will read everyone of this authors books before I go on to another author.

He speaks of Wyoming and it is one of the most beautiful places on this earth....Wyoming is God's gift to nature....Going back on vacation next summer. Love this state and my favorite place is Jackson Hole, Wy.

Keep up the great books CJ. Love your stories.

Sep 28, 2012

First C J Box I've read. Kept my attention well, good pace and suspense. After finishing I saw plenty of holes in the plot, but they didn't disturb me while reading. Full disclosure--I can be (perhaps overly) generous that way if the pace is good and the action entertaining.

I'll probably try at least one more from earlier in the series, even though this volume was loaded with spoilers for previous books in the series.

Aug 08, 2012

Mostly Nate's story although he does overlap with Joe and family.

Aug 01, 2012


Jun 19, 2012

As a C.J. Box fan, I wasn't disappointed in this one. Always a good read from Mr. Box.

Jun 06, 2012

Joe Pickett kind of reminds me of the mythical 'Last cowboy' - always trying to do the right thing, but inevitably upsetting authority and winning the day in his own inimitable way - A great read !

May 10, 2012

A++ book. Lots of action and suspense. I love Joe Pickett's character. I will be reading the author's previous books.

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