"Each one has an amazing plot and memorable characters that build the suspense; each title proving to be a ‘cut above the rest.’"

“Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country” By C.J. Box

This is a glorious ‘gift’ for readers featuring short stories galore written by an incredible author. These all good, difficult to find tales, have appeared in various anthologies, and now they are presented in one volume that is a true ‘find’ for suspense lovers across the country. Ten stories in all, this review will give one teaser to savor until getting the whole book in hand for a variety of adventures.

Pronghorns of the Third Reich is not only a fascinating short story but also one heck of an alluring title. Beginning at the home of lawyer, Paul Parker, it is a snowy, bleak morning with a wallop of a snowstorm just gearing up.

Parker finds himself accosted at his home by two young men and kidnapped. The men force the lawyer to come with them to the estate of a rancher who has passed on; however, the lawyer is told that this deceased millionaire actually stole from one of the kidnapper’s grandfathers way back when. He feels Parker—the old man’s lawyer—should have done something about the past when he had represented him.

The amazing read goes back to the year 1936, when a bankrupt rancher did anything he could to pay off a ranch. Delving into a book collection, the story also presents a deal that was struck with Hitler once upon a time.

This is but one out of ten short stories offered to the reader by C.J. Box. Wyoming is the scenery that this author knows best, and each tale gives a new look, a new secret, and a new mystery all rolled up in the beauty of Wyoming scenery. Each one has an amazing plot and memorable characters that build the suspense; each title proving to be a ‘cut above the rest.’

Enjoy! This collection is absolutely super!

Reviewed by Mary Lignor, Professional Librarian & Co-Owner of The Write Companion