Storm Watch - C. J. Box

Storm Watch

By C. J. Box

  • Release Date: 2023-02-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 973 Ratings


Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett investigates a mysterious death at a secret remote high-tech facility in this riveting new novel from #1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box.

    When a prominent University of Wyoming professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is, until Joe Pickett makes two surprising discoveries while hunting down a wounded elk on his district as an epic spring storm descends upon him. First, he finds the professor’s vehicle parked on a remote mountainside. Then Joe finds the professor’s frozen and mutilated body. When he attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and Governor Colter Allen.

    Nate Romanowski is rebuilding his falconry company—and financing this through crypto mining with the assistance of Geronimo Jones. He’s then approached by a shadowy group of local militant activists that is gaining in power and influence, and demanding that Wyoming join other western states and secede from the union—by force, if necessary. They ask Nate to throw in with them, but he’s wary. Should he trust them, or is he being set up?

    As a storm of peril gathers around them, Joe and Nate confront it in different ways—and maybe, for the first time, on opposite sides.


  • Good One

    By Disappointed 2125
    Fun book. Quick read with fast pace. If you have read thru the other Pickett books, you’ll enjoy the continuum of the Pickett family and friends. Will definitely be looking forward to the next installment of Joe Pickett & Co.
  • Storm Watch

    By sillysoulmark
    Absolutely the worst book in the series. I have read them all and enjoyed them. This is an absolute waste of time and money.
  • Stormy

    By Bus driver23
    I enjoyed the book.
  • Great local color, contrived plot

    By DeniseJY
    This book started out strongly but faltered midway through as the cast of characters and unbelievable plot contrivances multiplied. Given the rise of anti-Asian sentiment in this country, I found the introduction of the Chinese elements dismaying and unnecessary.
  • Mco

    By neccode
    Good, as usual.
  • Box & Conspiracy Theories!

    By Bob852201
    Box uses the latest Pickett book to unload all his political conspiracy theories. FBI, domestic terrorists, CCP influence, etc. Could have been a good read except his overall contempt of the political system. Maybe, he’s partly correct……..
  • Storm Watch

    By Shadetree101
    Boorishly Booooring!
  • Why not tie up loose ends?

    By steveybass
    As with many of Mr Box’s Pickett books, the ending of this book leaves many obvious questions unanswered. This could have been avoided without much effort from the author by simply answering these questions: 1) how were the many deaths at the hands of the falconers, as undeputized citizens, explained and justified? Certainly, someone in the local law enforcement would have taken issue with Geronimo and Romanoski being given such leeway by Officer Pickett. 2) What was the fallout with Joe’s mother-in-law after the arrest of the governor? The reader would’ve lived to hear about her humiliation in the aftermath, seeing that we all despise her. Why not take a little more time and satisfy your readers’ curiousity?
  • Meh

    By RWFeltner
    Talk about phoning it in… I’m going to paraphrase my parents, “If you don’t have anything good to write, don’t write”.
  • To Those who are disappointed -

    By you kidding?
    If you think the author needs to move on because you’re bored or you can’t help but be offended by political overtones, I have a suggestion: instead of telling him to stop or write something else, simply put his books aside and curl up with your favorite Dostoevsky or Tolstoy - your literary sophistication has obviously surpassed those of us commoners. In the mean time, Mr. Box, wear out your keyboard!