The Disappeared (Joe Pickett, #18) by C.J. Box

The Disappeared (Joe Pickett, #18)

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. Three British executives, all women, never came home from the high-end guest ranch they were visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens so...

Details The Disappeared (Joe Pickett, #18)

TitleThe Disappeared (Joe Pickett, #18)
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews The Disappeared (Joe Pickett, #18)

  • Cindy Burnett
    C.J. Box's latest Joe Pickett novel is a great addition to this outstanding series. Wyoming has a new, highly unpleasant governor who tasks Pickett with finding a missing British businesswomen. Meanwhile, Nate Romanowski drags Joe into another case on behalf of a group of falconers. The further Joe delves into both cases, the more he realizes that forces are at work to stop him from solving either case. Both mysteries were interesting and origina...
  • Monnie
    I do not like them, Sam I am: Cliffhangers, I mean. Not even when they happen in a favorite series and, Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, I have every intention of reading the next one. But that aside, I quite enjoyed this one (as I expected I would).As I've mentioned in other reviews, my interest in the series originated way back when because I share the surname of the central character, Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden. From that point o...
  • LJ
    First Sentence: Wylie Frye was used to smelling of smoke and that was long before he became a criminal of sorts.Wyoming’s new governor wants Game Warder Joe Pickett to find a wealthy CEO and Englishwoman who disappeared after staying at the dude ranch where Joe’s daughter, Sheridan, works. Joe’s friend, master falconer Nate Romanowski, want Joe to find out why the falconers can no longer hunt with eagles in spite of having valid permits. Jo...
  • Moonlight Reader
    These books are a huge pleasure of mine - I won't say guilty pleasure, because I refuse to be guilty about anything I read. Nonetheless, they are like a bit of cotton candy, tasty but without much substance. This is the 18th in the series of books centered around Joe Pickett, erstwhile Wyoming Game Warden and man who has destroyed more state cars than anyone in fiction or reality.Box has a formula for the Pickett stories - Joe is in the doghouse ...
  • Ed
    Having read most books by CJ Box, I can't really get my head around the Grand Canyon size literary gap between his absolutely riveting 4 book "Highway Quartet" and the evolution of the Joe Picket series. I like Joe, Nate and Joe's family but the slow pace and Southern Wyoming winter atmospherics thinned the action of the plot. Very disappointing.
  • Matthew
    One of the worst endings that I've ever had the displeasure of reading. Separate plots coming to a head at the end but only one gets a half-hearted attempt in the ending, leaving the others open. While I'm ok with an author leaving things open for the reader's imagination, there is an obvious lack of information given to the reader to allow for that. In other words, you can read enough to know the plot and put this one down; reading to the end mi...
  • David Highton
    Another adventure for Joe Pickett as he tangles with the new Governor and one of his major backers, while he searches for a missing British glamorous businesswoman
  • Kathy
    4.5 bitter cold stars!The Disappeared by C.J. Box is a perplexing mystery about a missing person's case in Wyoming. Although this latest release is the eighteenth novel in the Joe Pickett series, it can easily be read as standalone.Joe Pickett is uneasy when new Governor Colter Allen wants him to look into the still unsolved disappearance of Kate Shelford-Longden. The  high profile British ad agency CEO vanished on her way to the Denver airport ...
  • Chris Conley
    I love Joe Pickett. I love Nate. Mary Beth, Lucy and Sheridan are wonderful. This was, as usual, an interesting multi-leveled story. However, I did not like the ending.
  • Ron S
    Another installment in the series about a Wyoming game warden, this is good read for a snowbound weekend by the woodstove.
  • Rex Fuller
    Joe Pickett gets tabbed to investigate the disappearance of British female executives from a dude ranch and the deaths of bald and golden eagles. Of course, he's hamstrung by government authorities above the local level, and victimized by his mother-in-law's nastiest trick yet. His friend, Nate Romanowski the falconer with a Wyoming Express hand cannon in a shoulder rig helps. But you just know beneath his stumbling appearance, Joe is ahead of th...
  • Rachel Jerdin
    There has to be a follow up soon!I've enjoyed all the Joe Pickett books. This one is a little different. As you read his books, his family gets older and who is involved changes. The oldest daughter works at a high end guest ranch having finished college and not ready to make a decision on a career. There are a variety of occurrences that gives you a feeling there may be a conspiracy going on. I'm anxious for a follow up since much was not resolv...
  • wally
    three forty-three pee em the 29th of march 2018 thursday afternoon finished good read four stars i really liked it kindle owned. these stories from box are a blast. have enjoyed every one of them, have read them all and have to wait for one to come out. i hope there are more. this one finishes up with this that the other...could be whatever finishing touches need to be addressed will be so in the next installment...although the story is finished ...
  • Jerri Low
    CJ Box is probably my #1 favorite author. I have loved every single one of his books and as soon as they come out, I read them immediately. And too fast."The Disappeared" is no different. The continued story of WY Game Warden Joe Pickett and his family and, of course, Nate Romanowski, is still as interesting, funny, and heartwarming as the very first one in the series. I hope Mr. Box is around for a very long time and continues this beloved Picke...
  • Ed
    #18 in the Joe Pickett series. Author Box has served up an above average entry in this 2018 addition to the WY game warden series. Joe is his usual dependable, hard working character and this time out has substantial help from daughter Sheridan and friend Nate Romanowski, and interesting new characters Bartender Kim Miler and lumber mill owner Jeb Pryor. I don't know that author Box had Donald Trump in mind when writing about new Governor Colter ...
  • Jay
    Looking for another great read? Then you should definitely be checking out the latest novel from author C. J. Box in his Joe Pickett series.As "The Disappeared" opens, Pickett is waiting to meet the new governor, Colter Allen and his chief aide Connor Hanlon. Pickett is still operating as the "range rider" for the governor's office but after refusing to play politics with a previous "request" from Governor Allen, our favorite game warden finds hi...
  • Ariana Fae
    It was so fun to drop back into Joe Pickett's world in THE DISAPPEARED. As usual trouble always seems to find Joe Pickett, or should I say follows him. C.J Box once again places Joe in a situation in which it is more than it seems.There was a lot happening in this story: finding a missing well known British executive, dealing with a new governor and his right hand side who dislikes Joe, and Nate Romanowski asking Joe for help with a conspiracy th...
  • Leather
    I was very disappointed by the previous novel of the series .. The series of Joe Pickett is decidedly very uneven, since with this 18th adventure of Joe we return to fundamentals: a winter survey in a corner of Wyoming that we had not yet explored in the company of the game warden.There is a lot of rhythm, suspense, we do not dwell more than necessary on the bad guys, Nate is present but remains almost all along in a probable register, the usual ...
  • Cheryl
    Another winner in the Joe Pickett seriesI enjoy this author and this series so much. This is #18 in the Joe Pickett series and the stories have stayed consistently strong.Game Warden Joe Pickett of the Wyoming Fish and Game Department just attended a clandestine meeting with the new Wyoming governor who wants Joe to head from his district surrounding Saddlestring, Wyoming over to Saratoga, Wyoming to look into the disappearance of a missing Briti...
  • Nancy
    I tried to make this one last a little bit. Now I have to wait another year for the next Joe Pickett tale. and this one ended a little abruptly! I hope Mr. Box will tie some stuff together a the beginning of the next story. I love Joe's relationship with his family, but especially with his oldest daughter, Sheridan. She figures quite heavily in this story of a missing English woman, furious falconers (yes...Nate is in this one, too), corrupt gove...
  • Roxanne
    Joe Pickett once again saves the day! Though, it does take a little help from his old friend, Nate, and his darling daughter, Sheridan, this time. Only C.J. Box can twist a simple missing persons tale into greater, ecological, political issues of the day, as smoothly and swiftly as the wind across the wide open Wyoming spaces. Fill in the spaces with selfish Brits, idiot politicians, dope headed bunglers, and a good beer now and'll fin...
  • Jaimie Hall
    One of Box' best. Joe is sent by the new governor - an obnoxious man with an even more obnoxious assistant - to Saratoga to find a wealthy British woman who had been gone for months after leaving a high end dude ranch resort. Odd things, like the fact that the previous Fish and Wildlife employee and a law enforcement person working the case in the area were now gone, plus a redacted file, make Joe wonder what is going on. Joe's daughter, Sheridan...
  • Tom Fritts
    C.J. Box wrote a very suspenseful book. It was hard to put it down.
  • Laura Lou
    C. J. Box is just the best! I'm looking forward to re-reading the entire Joe Pickett series, along with his stand alone novels, again!
  • Linda
    I'm a big fan of Joe Pickett and eagerly look forward to the next chapter in my favorite Wyoming game warden's life.This one is good, but not as good as some of his previous works. I will say the description of the dead of winter in Wyoming is so well written that I almost put on an extra sweater while reading. Beautiful country and a good mystery keep this one of the best mystery series around.Highly recommended!Due to be published in March 2018...
  • Valerie
    I loved this latest book in the Joe Pickett series. The new governor of Wyoming, who Joe does not get along with, assigns him to find a missing tourist at the exclusive Silver Creek Ranch. The woman is from England, and has been missing since she left the ranch a few months before the present time. At the same time, there is a huge wind turbine development going on by a group of investors; the idea is to produce more green energy to supply southe...
  • Donna
    For me, a series doesn't get any better than this one!Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett meets the newly elected governor at the airport to receive his next assignment. The governor sends him to Encampment, Wyoming where a prominent British CEO, Kate Shelford-Longden disappeared without a trace a few months ago. She left the dude ranch at the end of her vacation but didn't make it to the airport to fly home. Also, the local game warden in Encampment...
  • Patricia
    THE EFFECT OF SELF-ABSORPTIONThe book, revolves, loosely, around three things: the disappearance of a tourist, a wind farm and the underground problems of even "green" energy, and Wyoming politics.First, the politics and energy are inter-related in Wyoming. This author obviously watches Wyoming politics, and he understands, sees, the reality. Wyoming is ranked read last for government transparency, and may, as a result, be kind of high in governm...
  • Caryn
    Joe Pickett had in the past worked on special projects for the governor. But there is a new governor of Wyoming, one that doesn’t much like Pickett the relationship Pickett had with his predecessor. So Joe was surprised to receive a summons to meet Governor Allen aboard his plane. While the governor wanted Joe’s help, it was not a friendly request as from his predecessor, but rather an order for Joe to temporarily take the place of a game war...