A Joe Pickett novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C.J. Box. 

Game wardens have found a man dead at a mountain camp-strung up, gutted, and flayed as if he were the elk he'd been hunting. Is the murder the work of a deranged anti-hunting activist or of a lone psychopath with a personal vendetta? Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is the man to track the murderer and stop him before someone declares open season on humans.

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The reviews are in...

"Blood Trail draws the reader in, not in a gradual inviting manner but by the throat with a yank..."

Leslie Doran, The Denver Post


"C. J. Box, to put it simply, is a marvelous author, worth reading and keeping for every book, every word, that he writes..."

Joe Hartlaub, BookReporter.com


"Where the West gets wild..."

Tulsa World


Compares to "Hemingway’s best hunting and fishing narratives..."

Michael Ray Taylor,The Nashville Scene


"Box knows what readers expect and delivers it with a flourish..."

Cleveland Plain-Dealer


"Box's finale is harsh and unpredictable with a finish you won't see coming..."

Madison County (MS) Herald 


"...he just keeps getting better."

Bruce Tierney, BookPage


"This acclaimed series...will stick with you for a long time..."



"Writing beautifully about the Mountain West and its people..."

Publishers Weekly


"Writing genius...on a par with...James Lee Burke..."

Library Journal


"Box...continues to be red hot..."