Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by RSheep Dependence on rich men can be dangerous! It's been a while since Wyoming Game Warden, Joe Picket, returned to service as a game warden, but he's got his job back because Governor Rulon likes Joe's determined skills at finding criminals. Now the Governor has a new job for Joe. In an little outpost of Wyoming, there is a new man in town. He seems to be building an empire but where is his money coming from. The Governor suspects foul play and "commands" Joe to go there to check things out.At home, Joe's family has a couple of problems of their own. Adopted daughter, Alice, is sullen and obstinate. She has a new boyfriend that her parents are none to pleased with. But worse still, their eldest daughter and dorm RA, Sheridan, is extremely concerned with a darkly dressed and secretive male student on her floor. But Joe must fly off to check out the Governor's concerns. He soon finds that that there is a whole community that seems to be under the orders of one man-- Wolfgang Templeton. He's rich, threatening, seemingly owns the local law, and has the services of "stone cold" killers. Bur Joe realizes that one of these men is his friend, Nate.Once again, CJ Box has written a fast passed and thought provoking thriller. Box has become my favorite author, as his books are always winners! His characters are blends of good and evil. Decisions are never easy for these characters as justice almost always comes with a price. Tough this book could be read as a stand alone, this book is best read as a series since the characters grown with every book. 03/16/2014