#1 New York Times–bestselling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel.

The Red Desert of Wyoming is a bleak, beautiful, punishing place for anybody, but never more dangerous than it is now for Joe Pickett, Nate Romanowski, and the one who should never have been there: Joe’s daughter Sheridan.

Critics and fans alike embraced C.J. Box’s Endangered: “An edge-of-the-seat thriller….A tightly coiled plot that springs from surprise to surprise” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel); “Try and read this in one sitting, because you won’t want to put it down for a minute” (Suspense Magazine). 

But now the stakes are higher than ever.

Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly confronted by a small team of elite professional special operators. They’re not here to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in the Red Desert, and in return, they’ll make Nate’s criminal record disappear.

But they are not what they seem, as Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just may be something that takes them all down, including Nate and Joe. And if there is other collateral damage? That’s just the fortunes of war.

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The reviews are in...

"...you can’t help turning the pages and holding your breath until you find out where this scary, all-too-plausible caravan is heading."

Kirkus Reviews

"A master at managing multiple plot lines, Box brings them all together for a nerve-wracking climax that rivals The Wild Bunch for utter havoc. With this exceptional entry, Box solidifies his place at the upper level of the crime fiction pantheon."

Publisher's Weekly *STARRED REVIEW*

"a terrorist thriller with a uniquely western flair...a breakneck story that Pickett fans will want to read in one sitting.”


"...filled with high suspense, formidable characters and an action-packed ending more vivid than most movies..."Off the Grid" never falters as Box again delivers an exceptional thriller."


"...a riveting adventure that proves once again why C.J. Box is one of the elite thriller writers in the genre today."

The Real Book Spy

"Exhilarating shenanigans in Wyoming mountain country...Gung-ho stuff."

London Sunday Times

"This is a terrific read, yet again, from C.J. Box, who’s Red Desert of Wyoming has become a very unwelcome place for all who tread there."

Suspense Magazine

"Box is master at involving issues that affect the West...Readers will race to keep up with the action."

The Denver Post

“Picking up a new C.J. Box thriller is like spending quality time with family you love and have missed…It's a rare thriller series that has characters grow and change without becoming stale.”

Associated Press

"...will satisfy just about everyone."

Cleveland Plain Dealer

"To date, this might just be one of Box’s best."

Military Press

"features... a terrorist plot to devise a machine that can generate enough electromagnetic pulse to wreak havoc across America... unwinding in Wyoming’s lonely Red Desert."

St. Louis Post Dispatch

"OFF THE GRID has everything: a hero to stand up and cheer for, a mystery, suspense that will keep you tightly coiled, and Box’s impeccable, picturesque prose."


..."first-rate, thought-provoking entertainment. Few can touch Box for spinning a good story while also making readers ponder right and wrong. Off the Grid is among his best."

Shelf Awareness

"Pickett and Romanoski have become the gold standard, playing off each other perfectly as different sides of the same coin, which is sure to help place Off the Grid on everyone’s Best Thrillers of 2016 list."

Providence Journal

"...vivid landscapes of Wyoming and the luscious skyscapes of the Great Plains. There is much to like in this book. Read it."

Lincoln Journal Star

"Box knows how to tell a story. It is heart-pumping stuff...and the denouement is spell-binding."