Force of Nature

Force of Nature

Large Print - 2012
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He never wanted to tell Joe Pickett about it, but Nate Romanowski always knew trouble would eventually find him. Now, it has arrived, and he may not only have to fight for his life - but for Joe's too.

In 1995, Nate was in a Special Forces unit abroad, when a colleague committed a terrible act. Now a government big shot, this man is now determined to eliminate anyone who knows what he did. All too familiar with the ways of a mercenary, Nate knows exactly how he'll do it, too. In order to draw Nate out, he'll strike at his friends - which means the entire Pickett family will be in grave danger.

Nate understands the game well, and he knows that there's only one way to fight back - and that's outside the law. Nate knows he can do it - but he's not so sure about straight-arrow Joe Pickett.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781611733792
Characteristics: 487 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Call Number: LT BOX, C


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Fast-paced, as expected, a lot about falconry, and finally the background story of Nate Romanowski, and a sympathetic insight into off-the-grid lifestyle and independent patriots. However, the escalating violence, cruelty, and fierce terrorism put me off, and I hope to have seen the last of black crossover SUVs ominously snaking up the wild Wyoming hills.

Jul 31, 2016

One of his better mysteries.

Feb 15, 2016

This book starts out formulaic and moderately violent and then becomes increasingly more so with each successive part, reflecting a uniquely American and dystopian view of the world. Box chooses to celebrate a culture and a "band of brothers" who have come to believe that the "government of the people" is their enemy, that the dream of the Founding Fathers has been corrupted by bureaucrats and it's necessary to return to a magical, pure, idealistic time when robust men and women tamed the wild frontier. And the way to accomplish that is first and foremost to be armed to the teeth and simply annihilate anyone who gets in your way with a lethal barrage of gunfire. The whole thing could have been written and sponsored by the National Rifle Association. By the time I reached Part 4 I just couldn't take any more of it and gave up. I will certainly give the rest of this writer's work a pass.

Apr 01, 2015

Just when I thought the books could not get any better. I am going to be fans of this writer forever. Makes me wonder why someone did not give movie series rights?

Oct 10, 2014

I just picked up this book from the library, and I can not put it down.

Before you read this have to read " COLD WIND" this is a continuation of that book.

I was in Barnes and Noble one day not long ago and this author caught my attention and now I can not stop reading his books.

The Highway is a great book, I finished it in 3 days... I read it at all hours of the day and night when I could. Could not put it down.

I will read everyone of this authors books before I go on to another author.

He speaks of Wyoming and it is one of the most beautiful places on this earth....Wyoming is God's gift to nature....Going back on vacation next summer. Love this state and my favorite place is Jackson Hole, Wy.

Keep up the great books CJ. Love your stories.

Sep 28, 2012

First C J Box I've read. Kept my attention well, good pace and suspense. After finishing I saw plenty of holes in the plot, but they didn't disturb me while reading. Full disclosure--I can be (perhaps overly) generous that way if the pace is good and the action entertaining.

I'll probably try at least one more from earlier in the series, even though this volume was loaded with spoilers for previous books in the series.

Aug 08, 2012

Mostly Nate's story although he does overlap with Joe and family.

Aug 01, 2012


Jun 19, 2012

As a C.J. Box fan, I wasn't disappointed in this one. Always a good read from Mr. Box.

Jun 06, 2012

Joe Pickett kind of reminds me of the mythical 'Last cowboy' - always trying to do the right thing, but inevitably upsetting authority and winning the day in his own inimitable way - A great read !

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