Cold Wind

Cold Wind

Joe Pickett Series, Book 11

eBook - 2011
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Joe Pickett investigates a murder that hits close to home in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
"I would say that C. J. Box is at the top of his form, but the top just keeps moving ever upward...A nonstop thrill ride not to be missed!"—
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When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, his wife, Missy, is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his much-disliked mother-in-law, and he's not sure what to do—especially since it looks like Missy is guilty as sin.
But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up? He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, his estranged friend Nate on a lethal mission of his own, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck. Whichever way this goes, it's not going to be good...
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

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lyndasclater
Feb 18, 2021

Enjoying these books more and more. Excellent!

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Shellie1_us
Aug 25, 2020

I must agree with other posters about learning a lot of new information about wind farms. As CA tries to move to all green energy sources, the simple facts are that solar power ends at night, wind does not always blow. Wind power kills so many birds. Also, Box brings up eminent domain, and how corporations/rich people can grab your land. I enjoyed this story of Joe's nemesis who is his mother in law being a murder suspect. Missy's husbands murder mystery brings back Marcus Hand a criminal defense lawyer who falls under Missy's spell.

An interesting look at wind farm energy, as well as the bizarre death of Joe Pickett's father-in-law. Could tiny Missy even had the strength to kill and string her husband upon the giant windmill? Meanwhile, tragedy for Nate Romanowski sets the master falconer on a vengeful quest for his kind of justice, and a cliff-hanger ending.

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Apr 28, 2014

Another great C.J.Box novel, as well as introducing information about wind farms that most people aren't aware of. It is interesting that sometimes you have to read fiction to learn facts. I wish all of his books were available in audio. His reader makes them particularly enjoyable.

rdrlady Apr 04, 2011

Not only a fascinating mystery, this also provides a look at wind farms from a perspective that was new to me.

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