Shadows Reel

By C. J. Box

Shadows Reel - C. J. Box
  • Release Date: 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,618 Ratings


Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett and his wife, Marybeth, make separate discoveries that put the Pickett family in a pair of killers’ crosshairs in this thrilling new novel in the bestselling series.

A day before the three Pickett girls come home for Thanksgiving, Joe is called out for a moose-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 the library where she works and finds a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi official. Who left it there? And why?
She learns that during World War II, several Wyoming soldiers were in the group that fought to Hitler’s Eagles Nest retreat in the Alps—and one of them took the Fuhrer’s personal photo album. Did another take this one and keep it all these years?  When a close neighbor is murdered, Joe and Marybeth face new questions: Who is after the book? And how will they solve its mystery before someone hurts them…or their girls? 
Meanwhile, Nate Romanowski is on the hunt for the man who stole his falcons and attacked his wife. Using a network of fellow falconers, Nate tracks the man from one city to another. Even as he grasps the true threat his quarry presents, Nate swoops in for the kill—and a stunning final showdown.


  • Shadows Real

    By JPB 9871
    Well done. A great reader and excellent Joe Pickett thriller!
  • The only thing wrong with the Joe Pickett novels is that they are to short!

    By 69Bandito
    CJ Box holds my interest from first paragraph to last sentence!
  • Love Joe P but surprised at this error.

    By sbfpsoprano
    Always love Joe P. Sad that there’s an error by Mary Beth. 11 million killed in the holocaust. 6 million Jews. 5 million non- Jews. Please edit
  • Uneven

    By Jlsred
    I love this series, but this one fell a bit short. Two different story lines-far fetched but so what, this is a novel not history. Much time was spent developing these plots but then both were concluded in just several sentences or paragraphs.
  • Not like the other books

    By Craggio
    I have really enjoyed the series with Joe Pickett. However, this book seemed to be written in haste. The depth was lacking and the storyline was much more simple compared to the other books in the series.
  • Not horrible, but not one C.J. Box best

    By Priest Man
    Enjoyed reading the novel and didn’t put it down much until completion. Though truly not some of Box’s best. The last 2-3 Joe Pickett novels were some of favorite. But not to worry Mr. Box. I’m not ready to give up on you. Looking forward to next Joe Pickett story and hope that it includes more action from Joe and Nate!
  • Penrose

    By Wizard inner
    Just OK. Joe is better when he stays in the timber..
  • Disappointed

    By TKP16
    Have read every book in the Joe Pickett series and loved them all until this one, it did not hold my interest, thought the two different story lines were far fetched. The story is best when it sticks to the basics, his family, the wilderness, and game warden issues. Wyoming game warden mixed with BLM and Antifa in Portland/Seattle just doesn't work.
  • Riveting story!

    By Rasspy1
    Great story that will keep you reading all night long! Hav to read another one now because they are so good!
  • Great book

    By Dan Vermilion
    Box an outstanding writer. Two related stories, both were very good. I am sorry when Box’s works are over.