Dark Sky

Dark Sky

Large Print - 2021
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"The governor of Wyoming gives Joe the thankless assignment of taking a tech baron on a hunting trip. Unbeknownst to them, as they trek further into the wilderness, a hunter is hot on their heels. Joe must rely on his wits and his knowledge of the outdoors to protect himself and his charge. Meanwhile, when Joe's closest friend Nate Romanowski and his own daughter Sheridan learn of the threat to his life, they follow him into the woods to rescue him, and all three come together for one final showdown." -- Amazon.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, ©2021.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780593395530
Characteristics: 398 pages ;,24 cm.

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gloryb
May 03, 2021

Another enjoyable Joe Pickett novel. Joe takes the founder of a social media app on an elk hunt in eary Autumn, but becomes hunted himself due to a local's belief that the death of his daughter was related to the social media commentaries made on Joe's client's app. The local wants revenge for his daughter's death. Instead of car chases, this novel has, for most of the story, a race of life and death between a mounted tracker and his 3 boys versus Joe and his client who are on foot. Joe is disadvantaged because the tracker has relieved him of his horse, his food and cold weather survival gear, his weapons, and his cell/sat phone. It was interesting to read how Joe's knowledge of the woods and his survival skills helped him to keep clear of his pursuers. The tension throughout the novel is quite high from Joe's first encounter with and escape from his attackers/pursuers to the closing where Joe and his pursuers have a final clash. Box likes to insert contemporary issues into his novel. Instead of environmental issues that he has inserted into his other stories, this one takes on the negative aspects of social media. Box seems to emphasize a disconnect between the head CEO's vision of how his program can be positively used versus the negative ways users of social media make use of such programs.

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Reading1775
Apr 28, 2021

I watched the Series Big Sky. What a terrible disappointment. It is nothing like the books. I thought the four book series was good, but as for the TV series Big Sky, forget it.

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Onewhoissaved
Apr 28, 2021

I have read all of the C.J. Box book. There certainly is a formula that we all recognize but probably have a difficulty putting into words. This is the first of the Pickett stories where I am feel a distance from Nate Romanowski. He's a very meaningful character but I would not want to spend any time around him. Given the nasty characters to Joe Pickett has to deal with year in and year out I wonder why he continues in the job of game warden. It must be quite exhausting to see yourself confronted and forced to solve some of the worst problems of some really bad people. But Pickett's getting older and showing wear and tear. What will be his future?

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jjf442
Apr 20, 2021

I've read all of the novels in this series. Dark Sky does not live up to Box's previous books in this series. It follows a contrived formula of mountain challenges, followed by ( of course) a rescue by his friend, Nate. And somehow his daughter, Sheridan, is along for the wild finish. Box should come up with a more complex story, and interesting character development. An old and tired book.

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USAF1969
Mar 25, 2021

DARK SKY, another great Joe Pickett novel by C. J. Box. Joe finds himself in a pickle right from the get go in this one. A politician forces him to do something he really doesn't want to do. Then he has to take some never-hunted-before well-to-do's on a wintertime elk hunt. Only he becomes the hunted. This is a great story of survival under some really harsh conditions. And in the book you will find a great head-butting on the pros and cons of social media, which sounds a little weird for a survival novel involving a game warden. Can't wait for the next Joe Pickett novel, which was set up throughout this one, but came to a crescendo in the last 4 pages.

debwalker Mar 01, 2021

First week of March 2021 and this title leads the holds lists in public libraries across the U.S. A hunting trip where you turn out to be the hunted rather than the hunter.

lcasper Feb 08, 2021

I had an advanced reading copy of this and it was a wonderful read. Read it in one sitting. Joe is forced to guide rich man who created a new app like Facebook, on an Elk Hunt. What could possibly go wrong. Always great when Nate and Sheridan and Mary Beth become involved. Wonderful visuals - I could see it all clearly.

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RICARDO77
Feb 06, 2021

I haven't read it yet--hard to comment on it without reading it--I agree with hooperswish--its a Joe Pickett novel, what's not to like, on the other hand, I also agree with romale in that it would be nice if there was an intro to the book to give the reader an idea of the plot--frankly, for me, I would like to have more Pickett novels with his kids included

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hooperswish
Feb 05, 2021

Who cares if there isn't a description? Its the next Joe Pickett!
Seriously, go back and read book 1 and go from there.
Terrific series. I look forward to every March for the next book in the series.

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Brewok
Jan 30, 2021

If the CPL site doesn't have a description, you can go to amazon.com; it has the description. Also, if it's a C.J. Box Joe Pickett novel, you know it's going to be good.

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a_phillips97
Apr 22, 2021

a_phillips97 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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