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Friday, 15 February 2013

Book Review: Cold Wind by C.J. Box

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Oh my goodness! Just when you think that after 10 previous books with the same characters, the author cannot surely surprise you any more - he goes ahead and does so with horrendous consequences for the cast of players....

I really can't say too much without giving spoilers but it turns out that the meanest person in the sequence of 10 novels is finally revealed in the closing pages of this book and one should probably not have been surprised at the revelations.  

Gruesome death, land grabs, family pulled apart, potential million dollar bribes in the form of promises, politics, wind energy and the power grids to nowhere, it's all here as well as the usual family battles between parents and daughters with familial ties put under even more strain and stress than usual, who would have thought that possible, but it is.

Nate Romaowski's world is ripped apart as we begin to finally find out more about his shady past and why he is so secretive and this marks new beginnings,  I suspect,  for more violence and retribution in future books.

Box just gets more convoluted in his writing and in bringing in unexpected twists and turns that throws the reader of the track until he is ready to reveal the truth.  A truth that Joe, as usual stumbles upon as he fits together all the pieces, pieces that for once he cannot reveal to ANYONE 




Book 1 - Open Season √
Book 2 – Savage Run √
Book 3 – Winterkill √
Book 4 – Trophy Hunt √
Book 5 – Out of Range √
Book 6 – In Plain Sight √
Book 7 – Free Fire √
Book 8 – Blood Trail √
Book 9 – Below Zero √
Book 10 – Nowhere to Run √
Book 11 – Cold Wind √
Book 12 – Force of Nature

Editing for Kindle /iPad: 4 out of 5*
Reading Enjoyment: 5 out of 5
Page length on kindle /iPad: 400 in print I believe but no page numbers on devices*
Plot: 5 out of 5
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

2 comments:

  1. Yee-hah! Starting the series.... Now!

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  2. Julia, You will enjoy these, they are good stories, well written and I love the descriptions of that big country seen through the eyes of the characters. I decided to just get on and read all of the series so I am now on the last one although I do believe that another is about to be published....

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