C. J. Box Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
This is a completely different writing subject than the gritty wilderness series about Joe Pickett. The lead couple has adopted a baby girl who is being taken away from them. In the attempt to keep the baby, we get into political wrongdoing, gangs and worse. This is not for the faint of heart; but is extremely well written and we are with the parents, particularly the father, every step of the way. Having read the full earlier series this was a surprise, but a welcome one. CJ Box doesn’t lose his touch just because we aren’t in the wilderness any more; he is equally at home with the city life and the suspense doesn’t quit. Now he is on my list no matter what he writes.