"Breaking Point" is the latest Joe Pickett thriller by C.J. Box. For those of you unfamiliar with series, Joe Pickett is a Wyoming Game warden with a sense of honor and justice. He is caught up in a rigid bureaucracy that doesn't see the gray areas that make up life. Consequently, he has a reputation for questioning authority.
The book opens with Joe Pickett being drafted to assist in a manhunt for a local businessman, Butch Roberson, who has disappeared into the mountains. Butch had his retirement land declared a wetlands area. He is accused of murdering the two EPA officials who delivered the verdict on his appeal.
"Breaking Point" is a plot/action driven story that is a reader's delight. C.J. Box is able to juggle the various storylines masterfully as the book rushes to a fiery climax. Joe Pickett's life will never be the same after his latest brush with his agency's bureaucrats.
If you haven't read any of the previous books in the series, I would recommend you read at least one or two of the early ones. They help introduce the recurring characters that populate the book. They also introduce you to Joe's moral code that he bends sometimes but doesn't break.
This book is on the New Material mystery shelf at your local branch or you may request it by clicking here.
--Ron A., Weber Road Branch