BOOKS

Blood Trail

C. J. Box

RRP: £7.99

1 October 2011

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781848879928

RRP: £6.49

1 October 2011

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857894298

It’s elk season in the Rockies, but this year one hunter is stalking a different kind of prey.

When the call comes in on the radio, Joe Pickett can hardly believe his ears: game wardens have found a hunter dead at a camp in the mountains – strung up, gutted, skinned, and beheaded, as if he were the elk he’d been pursuing. A spent cartridge and a poker chip lie next to his body.

Ripples of horror spread through the community, and with a possibly psychotic killer on the loose, Governor Rulon is forced to end hunting season early for the first time in state history – outraging hunters and potentially crippling the state’s income from the loss of hunting license revenue. But when the brutal murders eerily coincide with the arrival of radical anti-hunting activist Klamath Moore, Pickett knows the Governor’s ruling is the least of his worries. Are the murders the work of a deranged activist or of a lone psychopath with a personal vendetta?

As always, Joe Pickett is the governor’s go-to man, and he’s put on the case to track the murderous hunter, as more bodies – and poker chips – turn up.