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JOE PICKETT NOVEL, A 18
The Disappeared
By (author): C. J. Box
9780525535881 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Crime Jan 29, 2019
$22.00 CAD
Active 5.43 x 8.21 x 0.83 in 416 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two lethal cases to contend with in this electrifying novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C.J. Box.

Wyoming’s new governor isn’t sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes—these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and “ranch romances” aren’t uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the Feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. Who is blocking the falconers and why? The more Joe investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Is it because of the missing woman or because he’s become Nate’s advocate? Or are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he’d imagined.

Story Locale: Wyoming

Series Overview: Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, an everyman hero with a penchant for stepping into trouble, works with an outlaw falconer and his resourceful wife and daughters to protect the land of Twelve Sleep country from hunters, ecoterrorists, cowboy hit men, and rogue government agents, among others.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING AUTHOR with Off the Grid

SIX TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS IN A ROW:Force of Nature, Breaking Point, Stone Cold, Endangered, Off the Grid, and Vicious Circle.

COMPLETE BACKLIST PAPERBACK RELAUNCH in 2016 and 2017, with striking new packages and promotions

HOME-GROWN TALENT: Putnam has published every book in the Joe Pickett series.

PAPERBACK TIE-IN: This paperback will feature a teaser from C.J. Box’s new hardcover, Wolf Pack.

YEAR-ROUND PROMOTIONAL PLANS: C.J. Box is one of our fastest growing franchises and we continue to support his backlist all year long.

C. J. Box is the author of seventeen Joe Pickett novels, five stand-alones, and the story collection Shots Fired. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38, and has been a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. 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. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages.

Author Residence: Cheyenne, Wyoming

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“The most suspenseful yet in this world-class series, setting a new standard for Box.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Bracingly familiar pleasures expertly packaged…First-timers will be intrigued and fans amply rewarded.”—Kirkus Reviews

“One of the genre’s premier authors, C.J. Box stuns once again with another gripping, lightning-quick plot that features multiple jaw-dropping moments and several tense action scenes. The competition doesn’t stand a chance when Box is on top of his game, and Vicious Circle is quite possibly his best work yet. A must-read for all thriller and mystery fans.” —The Real Book Spy

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