International bestseller C.J. Box has been consistently hailed for his brilliant storytelling and his extraordinary skills at creating character, suspense, and a deep sense of place. All of those strengths can be found in the ten riveting stories - three of them written especially for this book - that make up SHOTS FIRED. In 'One-Car Bridge, ' one of four Joe Pickett stories, Pickett goes up against a 'plain mean' landowner, with disastrous consequences, and in 'Shots Fired, ' his investigation into the radio call of the title nearly ends up being the last thing he ever does. In 'Pirates of Yellowstone, ' two Eastern Europeans, strangers in a strange land, hear that American tough guys can be ruthless, but it's not till they try strong-arming one that they discover the real truth of the statement; and in 'Le Sauvage Noble, ' a Lakota Indian takes a job in the Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris and finds its perks to be pleasant - good wages, decent food, and French women who find his 'noble savage' act to be pretty exotic - that is, until he meets Sophie. Then he finds out what 'savage' really means. qAll of those strengths can be found in the ten riveting stories - three of them written especially for this book - that make up SHOTS FIRED.
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