Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett "strides in big boots over the ruggedly gorgeous landscape of C. J. Box's outdoor mysteries"
(The New York Times Book Review).
It's an hour away from darkness, a bitter winter storm is raging, and Joe Pickett is deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's detached steering wheel handcuffed to his right - and Lamar Gardiner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him. Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warn, get off the mountain. But Joe knows this episode is far from over. Somewhere in the dense timber, a killer draws his bowstring - with Joe as his prey...
"Winterkill proves that Box... is one of the best new voices in the mystery game. [It's] a full-fledged thriller, Wyoming style."- ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
"Exquisite descriptions... [Box's] story moves smoothly and suspensefully to the showdown." - THE WASHINGTON POST
"Box proves he knows how to make every storm into a story." - HOUSTON CHRONICLE
"Packed with a huge punch." - THE DENVER POST