Box won the 20 Edgar Award for his novel Blue Heaven. Open Season was Box's debut novel. Its protagonist is Joe Pickett, a game warden in Wyoming.
It is not just an exceptional first novel. It's a great thriller.
"Open season explores an honorable man's love of family and the unflinching measures such a man is willing to take to protect them. Riveting suspense mingles with flashes of cynical back-county humor . . . " -- Margaret Maron