Stone Cold

Stone Cold

Book - 2014
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Investigating allegations about a hit man who lives a life of wealth and secrecy on a remote Wyoming ranch, troubleshooter Joe Pickett discovers two men at the ranch including a ruthless killer and a disturbing person from Joe's past.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
ISBN: 9780399160769
Branch Call Number: F BOX
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm.


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Another good adventure into the far outposts of Wyoming, and this time the Governor has Joe investigating rumors of an immensely wealthy hitman who controls that particular corner of the state. Besides eliminating nasty, powerful no-gooders, he graces the locals with generous benevolence, and runs a top-notch meat packing business. And Nate works for him.

Kris--Pt. Roberts

Jan 06, 2018

A mediocre read. A secondary plot featuring his daughter Sheridan and the set-up for a future book about difficult daughter April. Nate was the main attraction in the story; the bad guys appropriately dispatched; the Leader of the pack - who knows?

Apr 22, 2016

The ending seemed rushed & just thrown together just to quickly finish the book !

Feb 11, 2015

There have been better 'Joe Pickett' novels, but this was different and showed Nate in a completely different light. Quite gripping and very enjoyable.

Dec 17, 2014

Does Stone Cold refer to Game Warden Joe Pickett’s friend Nate Romanoski? In this entry Nate is hired as a contract killer and Joe is sent to investigate the organization for which Nate is working. Mayhem ensues. Side plots involving two of Joe’s daughters serve as distractions. There’s a lot of suspense in this entry and two climactic scenes.

Jul 23, 2014

While the main character is too much of a 'black and white' law and order person for me to like, the book was an interesting read. I liked the more secondary character, Nate, much better and hope he turns up in future novels.

May 28, 2014

Another great book about Warden Joe.

Apr 16, 2014

I waited nearly 4 1/2 months for Stone Cold to arrive. I will say this story is little like the old Saturday matinee with a thrill a minute, every scene promising an end to the hero unless something miraculous saves him. Of course, in those matinees the bad guys were evil beyond redemption and each of them was fatally flawed for choosing the evil path in the first place. That is unfortunately how Stone Cold left me. There is just too much for me to swallow here. Having the tragic shooting death of the boy on a rooftop by the police made me grimace at how patently absurd C.J. Box went for the jugular in every way possible. And the family dialog and family spirit of previous novels just was given lip service in Stone Cold.

karcoldelharvic5 Apr 10, 2014

Great book..Fun character

caj1222204441801 Mar 04, 2014

Wow!!!! What a great book. I am so addicted to this writer. He is amazing. Cant wait to read his others.

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