One of a series of novels by this author about a fictional Wyoming game warden named Joe Pickett, IN PLAIN SIGHT tells a gripping story that intertwines murder, family feud, politics, and a love of nature and the outdoors. Box’s depiction of Wyoming wide open spaces is uncanny, as is his ability to handle nuance in characterization and personality.
The ending of this particular novel was a bit to Hollywood-ish for my tastes, but I know I’ll be reading more about this game warden/murder detective. He’s an honest man who cares passionately about his family and his land.
If you’ve ever travelled around Wyoming you’ll begin to understand the pull of the land that Box so skillfully depicts. I wonder if Cheyenne’s Frontier Days figures in any Box novels?
Copyright (c) 2008 by Dennis D. McDonald