by C.J. Box
Book 11 in the Joe Pickett series (2011)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Joe Pickett investigates a murder that hits close to home in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Wyoming game warden, Joe Pickett, makes the very grim discovery of his mother-in-law, Missy’s, newest husband shot in the chest and his body being circulated like a whirligig toy from the blade of an electricity windmill.
The extraordinary new Joe Pickett novel from the Edgar Award-winning author. When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, it’s his wife, Missy, who is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his mother-in- law, a woman he dislikes heartily, and now he doesn’t know what to do-especially when the early signs point to her being guilty as sin.
But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl’s death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up? He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, his estranged friend Nate on a lethal mission of his own, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck. Whichever way this goes . . . it’s not going to be good.
Identifying the killer in this tightly plotted mystery isn’t easy as CJ Box presents several suspects.