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Book Title: Klopjacht|
Date of issue: 2013
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The author of the book: C.J. Box
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 445 KB
Edition: Luitingh Sijthoff
Read full description of the books Klopjacht:“Looking for a new exciting career? Love the outdoors and working with animals? The state of Wyoming is accepting applications for positions as game wardens. If you’ve spent years obtaining a college degree in fields related to conservation or ecology, you could qualify to be one of our low-paid government agents with a huge territory to cover along with more work than you can possibly do. As a bonus, you’ll get to issue tickets to heavily armed drunken rednecks with no back-up in the middle of nowhere when you catch them committing hunting violations. Act now!”
Joe Pickett loves his job as a game warden, but it’s a tough gig trying to support his family on a small salary and constantly suffering by comparison to the legendary warden he replaced when the older man retired. After a terrifying incident when trying to ticket a poacher, Joe is humiliated and suffers from a loss of respect in the community. When that same poacher shows up dead on the woodpile in Joe’s backyard, the game warden has to help track down a killer and find out what’s been going on in the wide empty spaces of Wyoming.
I liked the setting and the idea of a game warden as the main character of a mystery. I also liked how Joe’s work was shown as important but thankless, and how he was starting to worry that his love of the job was going to hurt his family. There’s a pretty good story behind the killing of the poacher, and some interesting supporting characters. I also liked that Joe was portrayed as a basically decent guy, but not the smartest tool in the shed and prone to screwing up.
However, I pretty much had the entire plot figured out about a quarter of the way into this. It’s obvious who the villains are and what their goal is early on. Joe spends a lot of time figuring out what’s going to be obvious to most readers, and it’s frustrating watching your hero get manipulated when you’ve already figured it all out.
Liked it, didn’t love it. I’d give the series another try if the story sounded interesting or it had great reviews, but I won't be rushing to pick another one up.
Read information about the authorEdgar Award-winning author C.J. Box is the author of nineteen novels including the Joe Pickett series. He's also won the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Barry Award. His short stories have been featured in America's Best Mystery Stories of 2006 and limited-edition printings. 2008 novel BLOOD TRAIL was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin (Ireland) Literary Award.
Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he co-owns an international tourism marketing firm with his wife Laurie. They have three daughters. An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He served on the Board of Directors for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Box lives in Wyoming.
--from the author's website
* Joe Pickett
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