Breaking Point - C. J. Box

Breaking Point

Author: C. J. Box

  • Publication Date: 2013-03-12
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 971 Ratings)


Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett’s hunt for a fugitive reveals a conspiracy in this taut thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Joe Pickett always liked Butch Roberson—a hardworking local business-owner whose daughter is friends with his own. Little does he know that when Butch says he is heading into the mountains to scout elk, he is actually going on the run.

Two EPA employees have been murdered, and all signs point to Butch as the killer. Soon, Joe hears of the land Butch and his wife had bought to retire on—until they are told the EPA declared it a wetland—and the penalties they charged Butch until the family was torn apart by debt. Finally, it seems, the man just cracked.

It’s an awful story. But is it the whole story? The more Joe investigates, the more he begins to wonder—and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war in which he must choose sides.


  • Breaking point

    By Plano skywatcher
    Just another outstanding story you can’t put down! So far, C J CONTINUES HIS EXCELLENCE!
  • Well done.

    By Annie <:><
    Well written, completely believable.
  • Love the twists and turns!

    By Brunetta4u
    Just can't put this series down! Well written thrillers...each one!
  • Breaking Point

    By shakers forever
    I have enjoyed C.J.Box’s other books but this one was not only completely ridiculous but downright obnoxious. So disappointing. Be a very long time before I buy and read another one of his books.
  • DLP

    By Woods/Barrington
    Really a great read. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.
  • Breaking Point

    By Scruggsie
    An amazing read. Great characters, plot and story. Reminded me of a wonderful road trip we took to to the beautiful state of Wyoming. Can't wait to read another C. J. Fox book. GSW+
  • Anytime!

    By Boricuamericano
    CJ, please take us along with Picket till he retires as Wyatt Earp did, in his eighties. All your books are excellent, but the Picket series has what few others have: humanity, with a real believable honest to goodness characters capable of screwing up and still come up dandy. You're the Kent Krueger of your writing world.
  • Great Read

    By Joseph J. Ford
    I've been a fan of C. J. Box's work for a long time and I'm happy to say that his character development of Joe Pickett has matured. Initially Joe appeared to be kind of a bumbling wimp - no more. I highly recommend his books.
  • Breaking Point

    By The Gunner 51
    This was the first book I've read by C.J. Box. I quickly got into the story and became riveted with the characters. The author was very descriptive in his writing so it was easy for me to see in my head what he conveyed. This book kept my attention and I did't want to put it down. It also had twists and turns and some I didn't see coming. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading well written, exciting books! I am now a fan of C.J. Box!!!
  • Breaking Point

    By Mlostutter
    Breaking Point, the latest Joe Pickett novel by C.J. Box, has the twists and turns we have come to expect from the author. Set in the wilderness of Wyoming the adventures of an under paid over worked game warden, his family and their lives continues in this story with murder, intrigue, and abuse of government power. Mr. Box has done it again, a page turner that will keep you guessing until the very end with colorful characters old and new!