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Monday, July 02, 2012

Trophy Hunt by C. J. Box (Book Review)



Box, C. J. Trophy Hunt. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2004.

It all starts with the body of a mutilated bull moose that Joe Pickett, game warden, finds when on an outing with his daughters. Soon cattle are found mutilated in a similar fashion. It isn't long until human corpses are found murdered in a similar fashion. Joe is the representative game warden on the governor's task force which includes local law enforcement and the FBI. It's a quite puzzling and disturbing read for most of the book. The ending wasn't quite as tidy as I would have liked, but I suspect that there are often a few ends that aren't completely wrapped up that the investigating officers would love to see resolved but for which those in charge of budgets do not allow them to continue to investigate.   (4 of 5 stars)

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