THE DISAPPEARED by C. J. Box is one his best Joe Pickett novels yet. I completely get what other reviewers are saying about it taking awhile to get to the main action. But to me, what was going on was interesting and weird enough to keep me engaged, and it was necessary background to seeing how things wound up in the end. Box keeps you guessing about who did what to whom and exactly what is going on. He also does a masterful job of setting up his next book. What happens to Joe now that he has been picked up by the state police? Good thing he has a good lawyer. And what happens to Sheridan's love-of-her-life romance? The cliff looms! Or does it?