- Author Bio
The Red Desert of Wyoming is a beautiful and punishing place for anybody, but never more dangerous than it is now for game warden Joe Pickett, and his friend Nate, in the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, now in paperback.
Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They’re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming’s Red Desert, and in return they’ll make Nate’s criminal record disappear.
But they are not what they seem, as Nate’s friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just may be something that takes them all down—including Nate and Joe.
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, eco-terrorists, cowboy hit men, and rogue government agents, among others.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING BOOK
FIVE TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS IN A ROW: Force of Nature, Breaking Point, Stone Cold, Endangered, and Off the Grid.
ENTIRE PAPERBACK BACKLIST BEING REDESIGNED with a striking uniform jacket look, for reissues beginning summer 2016.
TWO-BESTSELLER YEAR IN 2014 AND 2015, including his short story collection Shots Fired in 2014 and his summer stand-alone Badlands in 2015.
HOME-GROWN TALENT: Putnam has published every book in the Joe Pickett series, starting in 2001 with Open Season.
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Praise for OFF THE GRID
“With this exceptional entry, Box solidifies his place at the upper end of the crime fiction pantheon.”—Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review)
“Picking up a new C.J. Box thriller is like spending quality time with family you love and have missed….It’s a rare thriller series that has characters grow and change. An exciting reading experience for both loyal fans as well as newcomers.”—Associated Press
“Filled with high suspense, formidable characters, and an action-packed ending more vivid than most movies. Off the Grid never falters as Box again delivers an exceptional thriller.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel