Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bestseller In Plain Sight

C.J. Box's IN PLAIN SIGHT has reached #5 on this week's Book Sense Bestseller list!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Free Fire Is Burning Up The Charts

C.J. Box's FREE FIRE just hit #29 on The New York Times extended best seller list. Congratulations, Chuck!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

C.J. in the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal ran an article last Friday about the revival of the literary thriller. Among its top picks for exciting summer reading was C.J. Box's FREE FIRE. Here's what they have to say about Joe Pickett's latest adventure:
The Plot: A lawyer murders four people in Yellowstone National Park and gets away with it because the crime took place in the park's "free fire" zone, where some crimes can't be prosecuted. Game warden Joe Pickett tries to figure out the murderers' motives, leading him to a conspiracy in the Park Service.
The Backstory: Mr. Box wanted to write a story about Yellowstone's workers from their point of view. The book has garnered prepublication raves.
What Grabbed Us: Yellowstone in all its dangerous glory--the author conveys a vivid sense of the park and its unpredictable topography.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Free Fire Is On Fire!

Not only is C.J. Box's FREE FIRE a Book Sense Notable Pick for June, it's also one of Booklist's best crime novels of 2007!

Booklist says: "With this celebrated series now in its sixth installment, Box forges a perfect alloy of familiar and fresh. Setting the action in the bubbling Yellowstone caldera—which could blow sky high at any moment, we’re told—is a masterstroke, lending both urgency and the long view to the proceedings."

Let's hear it for Chuck and Joe Pickett!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Free Fire Thrills New York Times

The New York Times Books Review on FREE FIRE: "...'When I think of crime committed out-of-doors, I think of Joe Pickett,' the governor says. So do we. And Joe doesn't let us down, leading us on an exhilarating tour of the park that covers every natural wonder, from showy Old Faithful to secret thermal springs spewing microbes, found nowhere else on earth."