A Joe Pickett NovelBook - 2009
It's an unassuming phone message: "Tell Sherry April called," but the Pickett family is shaken to the core. Sherry is Joe Pickett's oldest daughter. April is his foster daughter who was killed in a murder, arson spree. April couldn't have survived the massacre, yet Sherry believes that her sister is alive, since the girl who talks to her recalls incidents only April would know. Even then, Joe remains suspicious, especially when he discovers that the calls have been placed from locations where serious crimes have occurred.
At the same time, an older man is criss-crossing the country with a much younger girl. The man is on a mission to repent for his crimes against the environment. His plan is to offset each incident until it not only becomes carbon neutral but drops below zero. As the path of these travelers starts to intersect with the Pickett Family's, the question remains: Is this young girl April -- or are Joe and his family the victims of the cruelest of hoaxes?
Baker & Taylor
Shocked by a phone message that his believed-dead foster daughter may still be alive, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett becomes increasingly suspicious when subsequent calls are placed from locations where serious crimes have occurred.