"Exciting environmental who-done-it"
He is a radical environmentalist known nationwide as an
ecoterrorist and founder of the group One Globe. On the
third day of his honeymoon, he and his bride Annabel are in
the Bighorn National Forest spiking as many trees the have
nails when a cow explodes and blows them away. Stewie
Woods never realized two men were assigned to kill him had
tracked him for days.
After Stewie is taken care of, the two shooters, Charlie
Tibbs and the Old Man crisscross the country killing
environmentalists who are in a position of power. Their
killing spree includes a writer, a lawyer and a lobbyist.
When word gets back to the pair that Stewie may still be
alive, Charlie goes back to finish the job. The
environmentalist killer tangles with game warden Joe
Pickett, a man with a keen sense of justice and a
determination to uphold the law at the cost of his
reputation and even his life.
In SAVAGE RUN, the Wild West is still a place where
some "respectable" citizens are willing to take the law
into their own hand to get their viewpoints across to those
who try thwart them. The hero is an admirable man, whom a
century ago would be considered a "white rat" willing, even
eager to see justice triumph. C.J. Box is a talented
writer who take his audience out of the typical suspense
thriller box and keep his readers audience on their edge of
their seat eager to find out what happens next.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 10, 2002