Shadows from the past spell danger in the present...
A day before Joe and Marybeth Pickett's girls come home for Thanksgiving, Joe is called out for a poaching incident that turns out to be something much more sinister: a local fishing guide has been brutally tortured and murdered.
At the same time, Marybeth opens an unmarked package at work and finds a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi. During World War II, several Wyoming soldiers were in the group who fought to Hitler's Eagle's Nest retreat in the Alps – and one of them took the Führer's personal photo album. But who took the second book – and why reveal it now?
When a close neighbour is murdered, Joe and Marybeth face a race against time: how will they solve the mystery of the book before someone hurts them... or their girls?
Meanwhile, Joe's associate, falconer Nate Romanowski, is on the hunt for the man who attacked his wife. Even as he grasps the true threat his quarry presents, Nate swoops in for the kill – and a stunning final showdown.
PRAISE FOR C.J. BOX'S JOE PICKETT SERIES
'Box is the king of contemporary crime fiction set in the West. Publishers Weekly
'Box has secured his reputation as an author who can take this increasingly popular genre – the modern western – and make it do whatever he wants' Booklist
'This is terrific reading entertainment, as riveting as it is relentless' Providence Journal
'Another masterful performance by one of America's best crime novelists' Lansing State Journal
'A suspenseful, action-packed yarn' Associated Press
'Box is the king of contemporary crime fiction set in the West' Publishers Weekly starred review, on Wolf Pack.
'One of his most tightly wound tales, with more thrills than a snowy road on a steep mountain and more authority than the governor of Wyoming' Kirkus Reviews, on Wolf Pack.
'A masterful storyteller who writes sublimely' Irish Independent.
'Box's sparse and pragmatic prose is the perfect complement to the wilderness vistas Pickett knows like the back of his hand. This is terrific reading entertainment, as riveting as it is relentless' Providence Journal, on Dark Sky.
'It's an intense and gripping story, set in wild, mountainous country vividly described by Box' Journal Inquirer, on Dark Sky