Watermark Books & Café is excited to welcome back bestselling author CJ Box in-person to celebrate his newest novel, Storm Watch. Storm Watch is the 23rd book in the Joe Pickett series - and one you won't want to miss! We can't wait for you to join us for a reading and Q&A with the author. This event will be held at the Advanced Learning Library downtown on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm as part of the Books to Books Series, and is free. The event will also be livestreamed to Facebook here. Books will be available for purchase at Watermark Books & Café, and at the library during the event. CJ will also be happy to sign copies at the end!
The Books to Books Series is a celebration of books, literature, and our community, cohosted by the Wichita Public Library and Watermark Books & Café. Literature is an important part of telling and sharing stories, and sharing stories is a beautiful part of being human, and so we are thrilled to partner together to bring Wichita three excellent authors: C.J. Box, Sarah Penner, and Jennette Walls. These author events are free and will all take place at the Advanced Learning Library in downtown Wichita. C.J. Box will visit on March 2nd at 6pm; Sarah Penner on March 28th at 6pm, and Jeannette Walls on April 12th at 6pm. Dive into one of their books today!
About CJ Box
C. J. Box is the author of twenty-three Joe Pickett novels, eight stand-alone novels, and a story collection. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38, the Western Heritage Award for Literature, and two Spur Awards. An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He is an executive producer of ABC TV’s Big Sky and Joe Pickett on Spectrum Originals and Paramount+, both of which are based on his novels.
About Storm Watch
Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett investigates a mysterious death at a secret remote high-tech facility in this riveting new novel from #1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box.
When a prominent University of Wyoming professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is, until Joe Pickett makes two surprising discoveries while hunting down a wounded elk on his district as an epic spring storm descends upon him. First, he finds the professor’s vehicle parked on a remote mountainside. Then Joe finds the professor’s frozen and mutilated body. When he attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and Governor Colter Allen.
Nate Romanowski is rebuilding his falconry company—and financing this through crypto mining with the assistance of Geronimo Jones. He’s then approached by a shadowy group of local militant activists that is gaining in power and influence, and demanding that Wyoming join other western states and secede from the union—by force, if necessary. They ask Nate to throw in with them, but he’s wary. Should he trust them, or is he being set up?
As a storm of peril gathers around them, Joe and Nate confront it in different ways—and maybe, for the first time, on opposite sides.