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

In 1995, Nate was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad when a colleague did something terrible. Now high up in the government, the man is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate knows exactly how he'll do it—by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out. The entire Pickett family will be a target, and the only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend-and all their lives could depend on it.

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The reviews are in...

"This gripping tale is also an illuminating portrait of people who are at home in a landscape completely unsuited to human beings."

Literary Review UK


"... moves liked greased lightning."

Kirkus Reviews


"...a heart-stoppingly good thriller."

Daily Mail (UK)


“(A) violent, bloody, quite satisfying thriller set in the Bighorn mountains of Wyoming… An excellent wilderness adventure.”

New York Times Book Review


...Perhaps the best in the series..."

San Jose Mercury News


"A master...Box's readership will only increase with his latest page turner."

The Associated Press / San Francisco Chronicle


"Edgar-winner Box’s breakneck 12th Joe Pickett novel...especially impressive in this superior entry."

Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW*


"...another amazing thriller from C.J. Box."

Chicago Sun-Times


"...exquisitely designed...absolutely riviting. This is the best Box I’ve ever read, and I’ve read them all."

Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW*


"...Nate is a force of nature...violent...those who love Box’s stunning set pieces will be in heaven."



"...a breakthrough book..."

Ft. Worth Star Telegram


"...the ancient art of falconry with its "almost religious overtones" shapes the gripping plot and its literate themes..."

Minneapolis Star-Tribune


"...both poignant and thought-provoking."



"Both Force of Nature and Cold Wind are good thrillers..."

Seattle Post-Intelligencer


"...reliably brilliant...his latest effort will be an experience never to be forgotten."



“Force of Nature” shines on every level..."

Billings Gazette


"...Atmospheric...last-minute tension..."

Cleveland Plain-Dealer


"Strap yourselves in, C.J. Box fans."

Madison County (MS) Herald


"...In my book, C.J. Box is now the best mystery writer out there...Force of Nature is a wild ride!"

Bill Gordon, Master Bookseller, Joseph-Beth Booksellers


"...fascinating...proceeds at warp speed toward a showdown between good and evil."

The Denver Post


"Brilliant in every respect...Box is a force to be reckoned with..."

Providence Sunday Journal


"...Joe Pickett remains the novel's moral center.."