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Download A Serpent's Tooth reader  335 pages ↠ moneyexpresscard  The inspiration for AE's Longmire finds himself in the crosshairs in the ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series The success of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series that began with The Cold Dish continues to grow after AEThe inspiration for AE's Longmire finds himself in the crosshairs in the ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series The success of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series that began with The Cold Dish continues to grow after AE’s hit show Longmire introduced new fans to the Wyoming sheriff As the Crow Flies marked the ser Review from my site at “Do you think there are crazy people in our country than anywhere else?” Walt’s latest project has Vic Moretti wondering about the mental health of her adopted state You see Barbara’s son is worried about Barbara’s stories that angels are doing her household repairs And eating her fried chicken While Walt speculates that the wide open space attracts those who need a certain amount of space I’m thinking Absaroka County Wyoming isn’t all that different People just have space to let their crazy run wild Just wait until Vic meets Van Ross Lynear and his twelve spaceships It turns out that the angel is a teenage boy who has been kicked out of a local Mormon based cult When Walt goes looking for the teenager’s mother he gets stonewalled by cult members who refuse to allow him on to their well guarded property Lacking probably cause Walt tries various ruses to get a closer look but the cult members have some significant connectionsAt any rate this was series redemption Relationship issues are present but take a back seat to matters of a religious sect and a missing woman Characters really are uite interesting and there are than enough people introduced to make for a complex puzzle of relationships It’s always nice in an ongoing series when it isn’t immediately obvious who the ‘red shirts’ are There’s a fair amount of humor here mostly in the form of the wide variety of people we meet particularly an elderly man claiming to be over 200 years old but also from Vic’s wildly inappropriate cop humor Along with Vic the Cheyenne Nation assists in investigation and resolution“‘Edgar Lynear was the first to ask from the other side of the truck bed ‘We’re not already arrested?’‘Not yet but if I do it goes on your permanent record’‘What’s a permanent record?’I turned and looked at Henry ‘Doesn’t seem to carry the weight it used to’”The writing has a nice balance of action and imagery“He rammed his way past her but to give her credit even with a bloodied nose she clung to his pant leg as he dragged her along with him I made the four strides between us just as the pants slipped from his narrow hips He darted into the living room bounced off the room divider and hurtled through the doorway I watched helplessly as he skimmed off the porch and was gone like a sidewinder”There’s a few points when I wondered if Walt was really considering what he was doing or that Johnson was being consistent with character but I was happy enough to follow along with the action and not get too caught in the details At points Walt actually caused harm than the normal the old timey sheriff causing both personal and property damange I suspect the tv series is showing influence giving the readerviewer the emotional satisfaction of rough justice Likewise there’s a traumatic event that really serves no purpose except to provide an easy justification for vengeance I found this time I appreciated Vic providing a analytical viewpoint to Walt’s kind heartednessOverall I’d say despite a few shortcomings this book is proof that the series is still worth my time There is something to be said for a feel good story where bad guys will lose good guys will triumph and redemption is possible

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Ies’ highest debut on the New York Times bestseller list Now in his ninth Western mystery Longmire stares down his most dangerous foes yet It’s homecoming in Absaroka County but the football and festivities are interrupted when a homeless boy wanders into  town A Mormon “lost boy” Cord Lynear is searching for his missing m Book ReviewJust published A Serpent's Tooth is yet another outstanding Walt Longmire novel As usual we find ourselves in Absaroka County Wyoming And for those aware that I just finished a road trip to the great state of Wyoming no there's no such place in reality unfortunately But I did get an up close and personal experience with Longmire's beloved big sky country it's high plains it's winds and endless miles of pink tops yeah the roads were actually constructed of pink asphaltWe gain a good glimpse into Walt's long time budding romance that takes a severe twist in this 9th longmire novel In this we see Walt's rage come to full bloom and we find the usual secondary characters bring humor action and a certain novelistic and moral fortification to his rage a longtime Johnson trademark I liked Walt's indirect assertion sprinkled throughout the book He asserts that the solution to the problem is not solved by appeasement; it is solved by convictionI could sprinkle in a few politico andor diplomatic analogies from real life to compare that tooCraig Johnson is a very very reliable read You really can't go wrong if this type of Western suspense is your cup of tea Series ReviewCraig Johnson has written nine novels in his Walt Longmire series Formerly a police officer; he has also worked as a educator cowboy and longshoreman Awards include Tony Hillerman Award Wyoming Historical Society Award Wyoming Councl for the Arts Award as well as numerous starred awards Johnson was also a board member of the Mystery Writers' of AmericaCraig Johnson as an artist as a man who paints with words ascribes to the essential characteristic of what makes art different from anything else only it can portray the world as the artist thinks it ought to be as opposed to how it is Now a days it's really hard to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys he says in an interview But Walt's a pretty good guythe kinda guy if my car slithered off the road on I 80 in a blizzard he's the guy I'd want to help me out Johnson admits to portraying Walt Longmire the hero in this award winning series as The kinda guy my wife says I want to be in about 10 yearsStarting from his choice of book title all the way to the final period at the end of the book Johnson's prose fills the reader's soul with a longing for the good And where else is one to find it but in the fictional county of Absaroka Wyoming and it's Sheriff Walt Longmire As with the work of William Kent Krueger Johnson introduces readers to the Western concept of cowboys and indians Growing up in the Netherlands I read till late in the night the wildly popular series Winnetou and Old Shatterhand not available in the States When playing outside 6000 miles away from American soil it wasn't cops and robbers we played it was cowboys and indians It was this image of America I held in my mind as a 12 year old boy standing on the deck of the USS Rotterdam as we sailed into New York Harbor and waited in the lines of Ellis Island to be granted access to my boyhood dreamsUnlike older western novels however Johnson brings this cultural diversity into the 20th century and without delving into multi culturalism brings us to that mystical nether region between the two where native american and white man meet each other half way Johnson's aim is at portraying a fictional world as it should be and this includes diversity Henry a native american is Walt's best friend The indian community stands ready to aid the law helps the white man bring justice regardless of race color or creed Walt Longmire in a hallucinatory fit dances with the Cheyenne spirits who guide him to safety in the midst of a devastating blizzard even though the unconscious man slung over his shoulders is a perpatrator against a Native American woman Walt does not uestion his sanity afterwards Craig Johnson's world is one we might all long forand isn't that the purpose of art?Too often I read book reviews where the reviewers seem to place verisimilitude above fiction In my opinion if you want reality if you want to read about the way things are then view a documentary read a biography check out reality TV This is fiction and if an author changes reality to suit his notion for the book so be itFor some the first in the series moves along a bit slowlybut to them I would say give this writer time to paint his world as he sees fit Books that concentrate on rural settings often have the advantage of highlighting the human condition in startling clarity Distractions such as are found in urban settings removed we see good and evil and compassion in a profound way Wyoming's Absaroka County gives us this magnifying glass I found the plot intriguing and the ending second to none Truly the titles are well chosen in these novelsThere's a huge fan base for Johnson's work out there A fan base that is after values the good kind I'm reminded of my daughter's fascination with Taylor Swift whose millions of fans adulate her for precisely the same reason her vision of 'the good' There is a Renaissance occurring in a real world that at best can be portrayed as lost in the grey fog of compromised values; a Renaissance that has caught the attention of not only our youth but all ages And they are telling us what they wantThere's a reason AE's Longmire series has been approved for Season #2 The first season sported AE's #1 original series premier of all time with 41 million total viewers I plan to read this entire series and after that I plan to view the AE series hopefully on Netflix where it is not yet available for down streaming Johnson remarking on the television series agrees that he is 100% on board as the televised version is keeping very close to the booksUnless there is a drastic divergence in subseuent Longmire novels this review will be the same for all the Walt Longmire booksEnjoy

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A Serpent's ToothOther but clues are scarce Longmire and his companions feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that’s presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendett I was truly disapppointed in this latest installment of Sheriff Longmire's adventures Johnson does write well and often has some truly great passages and given what else is out there I had to give him some credit for nice sentences However there are simply too many loose ends and implausible events He seems absolutely unable to develop the hard edged yet gorgeous Vic Moretto When will we get past the glock loving foul mouthed sexy toughie cardboard character? I had high hopes when she was introduced to the series but not much has been accomplished Or perhaps I can't buy the idea that the tough hottie 30 something Vic is madly in love with mid 50s ? overweight Walt? Isn't there another plot line possible? I also thought Henry Standing Bear had minimal input in this story In the past he's provided a great cultural counterpoint to the cowboy culture of Wyoming Yes I know it's genre fiction but for a while this series has been a cut above The introduction of the extreme Mormon spin off cults as part of the story and then the real back story to the crimes were interesting as was the immortal Orin Rockwell character But how can Walt bust so many noses and not be stripped of office? Or why did a fire destroy the sheriff's office? I guess it wasn't up to code no sprinklers? no smoke alarms? It is a diverting mystery but too many moments of oh come on now for me