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Breaking Point

Box, C. J. (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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It was always good to see Butch Roberson, Joe thought--a hardworking, upright local business owner whose daughter was friends with his own. Little did he know that when he talked to Butch that day in the forest, the man was about to disappear. He was heading into the mountains to scout elk, he said, but instead he was running. Two EPA employees had just been murdered, and all signs pointed to him as the killer. As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard more of the story--about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. About the penalties they charged him when he balked, new ones piling up every day, until the family was torn apart . . . and finally, it seems, the man just cracked. It was an awful story. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he begins to wonder--and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted. Powerful forces want Roberson not just caught but dead--and the same goes for anyone who stands in their way. Every man reaches his breaking point. Joe Pickett may just have reached his.
Authors: Box, C. J.
Title: Breaking point
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2013.
Characteristics: 367 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: It was always good to see Butch Roberson, Joe thought--a hardworking, upright local business owner whose daughter was friends with his own. Little did he know that when he talked to Butch that day in the forest, the man was about to disappear. He was heading into the mountains to scout elk, he said, but instead he was running. Two EPA employees had just been murdered, and all signs pointed to him as the killer. As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard more of the story--about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. About the penalties they charged him when he balked, new ones piling up every day, until the family was torn apart . . . and finally, it seems, the man just cracked. It was an awful story. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he begins to wonder--and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted. Powerful forces want Roberson not just caught but dead--and the same goes for anyone who stands in their way. Every man reaches his breaking point. Joe Pickett may just have reached his.
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ISBN: 0399160752
9780399160752
Statement of Responsibility: C.J. Box
Subject Headings: Wyoming Fiction. Game wardens Fiction. Pickett, Joe (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Game wardens
Pickett, Joe (Fictitious character)
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Jul 24, 2014
  • Vincent T Lombardo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent! I am used to reading mysteries located in urban areas where the protagonist is a cop or private eye, so it was refreshing to read about a game warden working in the forests and mountains of Wyoming. There were many twists and turns which kept me guessing - and turning the pages. Inspired by a true story, the novel has a libertarian bent which I appreciated and enjoyed. This is the first book that I have read by Box, and I plan to read other books in the Joe Pickett series.

Jul 20, 2013
  • jeffreyochsner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The whole Joe Pickett series is excellent, though this book is a bit extreme. As usual, the plot is great and the pace is fast. This book is hard to put down.

Jun 28, 2013
  • JCLMonicaD rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I love mysteries and am always looking for a new author. This was my first C.J. Box. It was slow to start, picked up in the middle. Great tie in to recent historical events.

Also try James Patterson and Dennis LaHane.

Jun 21, 2013
  • jgraham48 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Terrific writing about forest fire experience. Wyoming environment is unforgiving but I enjoy reading about it as long as I don't have to live there ! Like Joe Pickett's character and the author's development of Joe through his interactions with the people in his life.

Jun 06, 2013
  • candle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I've only read one other Joe Pickett book, but have enjoyed their suspense. I can't wait to see what Joe's next job will be. I hope it will have other true to life topics as this one did with the EPA.

Apr 04, 2013
  • twindledee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wow - I tried to read this Breaking Poiny to savour it but couldn't! I love how C.J. Box wrote a fiction story tieing in a recent true event - Sackett vs EPA. If you enjoy Joe Pickett stories - you'll enjoy this one. I don't like them all - still trying to get through Cold Wind!

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