Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two cases to contend with, both of them lethal, in the electrifying new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

Wyoming’s new governor isn’t sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent British businesswoman never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard.

Pickett knows that happens sometimes – these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and “ranch romances” aren’t uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of an issue passionately felt by falconers, but inexplicably being blocked. It seems like a matter of lesser importance to Joe right now, but the more he digs into both cases, the more someone is trying to stop him. Is it because of the missing woman or the falconers? Or are they somehow connected?

The answers, when they come, will be even worse than Joe could even have imagined.

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The reviews are in...

"Box continues to masterfully develop his brilliant cast of characters...such depth and soul is what makes Box’s series one of the very best franchises in print today, regardless of genre. A smart and compelling plot, razor-sharp writing, and nonstop suspense make this Box’s best novel to date. The standard has been set. . . The Disappeared is the book to beat in 2018."

-The Real Book Spy

"The eighteenth installment of this hugely popular series delivers everything fans want: a compelling mystery, high-stakes action in a beautiful setting, and enjoyably humorous interaction between characters they’ve come to know and love. There’s a reason we keep coming back for more. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Box, a number-one New York Times bestseller, has sold more than 10 million books in the U.S. to date—he’s about to sell a lot more."


"...the books key environmental issue enhances the satisfying conclusion. Series fans and newcomers alike will be rewarded."

-Publisher's Weekly *STARRED AND BOXED*

"...it's a treat to see Joe's daughter pulled into working with her father; there's an unexpected role for his reptilian mother-in-law, the imperishable Missy Vankueren; a false lead he follows will have you whooping with laughter... the final pages find Box's hard-used hero both triumphantly successful and in deep trouble once again in perhaps the most finely balanced conclusion in this rewarding series."

-Kirkus Reviews

 "...well-told by an experienced storyteller...Joe Pickett fans will not be disappointed – this one is vintage Joe."

-Killer Nashville

"Another hit for storyteller extraordinaire Box, and series fans ... will cheer."

- Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW

 "...tightly crafted story with a sense of place.  Box makes you smell that sawmill burner and feel the cold of a Wyoming blizzard as Pickett struggles through the snow to solve the mystery of Cowboy Kate."

- The Denver Post

"[A] slow-burn thriller ... one of the most deliberate and sure-footed in the series. In many ways it is a roots novel, a throwback to the earliest Pickett books, with its environmental themes and overlapping plot lines ... the threats are subtle, the mystery more compelling." 

– Arizona Republic

"Joe Pickett, the conscientious game warden is these rugged novels... he shows the tough-and-tender qualities that make him such a great guy to have on your side."

-  New York Times

"We’ve liked Box pretty much from Open Season onwards but even with that taken into account, The Disappeared feels like a better than usual outing....If you like crime fiction and you’ve yet to dabble with a Box, we heartily recommend that you jump in here and then, if you like what you read (which you will – I mean, durr!), read the rest. Good times guaranteed."


"Box has crafted another thriller with many surprising twists and turns...The Disappeared is a gripping thriller that should appeal to readers who love tales from the Wild West"

-The Durango Herald

"This page-turner leads you down one path before tossing you onto another...And just when you think the breathless action is over, Box bows out with a cliffhanger that leaves you with fingers clutching your book, “Arrrgh!” on your lips."

-Daily Oklahoman

“It’s difficult to come up with new superlatives to describe C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett series, but his latest, The Disappeared, makes it a whole lot easier…thriller writing at its very best, as big and broad as the Wyoming landscape painted in shades mixed perfectly between dark and light.”

-Providence Journal

"An eighteenth round of trouble for Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett brings with it the gripping story of suspense—laced with heavy emotion and family drama—that readers have come to expect. C.J. Box has reached that highest echelon of crime writers thanks to the sheer brilliant consistency of his novels...if you’re not reading this series, you’re missing out on one of the genre’s A-Grade authors, and one of its best characters."

-Written by Sime

"C.J. Box is able to make the harsh unforgiving Wyoming landscape a major character in his latest novel. Unlike most crime fiction detectives, Pickett is a stand out hero...Box has the rare talent to write a genre book but inject his own voice into the story."

- Writer's Bone

"You know what you’re going to say when you start “The Disappeared”? Not much. You’ll be too busy reading, because author C.J. Box has another all-weekend urgency for fans of his Joe Pickett novels and for readers who demand a solid PI and a completely plausible crime. This page-turner leads you down one path before tossing you onto another; it’s a book filled with characters you might meet in real life if you’re particularly (un)lucky."

-El Paso Inc.