Publication Date: May 7, 2002
In Open Season (A Joe Pickett Novel) by C.J. Box, Joe Pickett is a newly appointed game warden to Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming. Before his appointment he gave the governor a ticket for fishing without a license; so draw your own conclusions as to if he and his family being sent to the back of beyond is punishment or not. Within a few weeks, he stops a local for hunting over his limit only for that local to take Joe’s gun. The man is found a dead-on Joe’s woodpile a few months later. Joe must find out who killed the man — and it’s up to Joe’s daughter to tell him about the strange creatures she found in the woodpile after the body was removed, except she’s always wanted a pet and wants to keep them to herself. Will she give her father this vital clue before it’s too late?