It's hours away from darkness with a bitter winter storm raging when Joe Pickett finds himself deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in ... Show synopsis It's hours away from darkness with a bitter winter storm raging when Joe Pickett finds himself deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's steering wheel handcuffed to his right - and Lamar Gardiner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him. Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warns: Get off the mountain. But Joe knows this episode is far from over. Somewhere in the dense timber, a killer draws back his bowstring - with Joe as his prey. Joe's pursuit of the killer through the rugged mountain that surrounds the snow-packed town of Saddle-string takes a horrifying turn when his beloved foster daughter is kidnapped. Now it's personal - and Joe will stop at nothing to get her back. Steeped in the sharp cliffs and the brutal wilderness of the Wyoming landscape, Winterkill is a masterful performance, darkly compelling and utterly unforgettable. With prose that 'tears forward like a brushfire' (People), C.J. Box places all the elements of a classic mystery in a setting where the dangerous beauty of one of America's last frontiers play accomplice to the darkest of human motives.