A Serpent's Tooth kindle Æ Hardcover read ´ craig johnson

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A Serpent's Tooth kindle Æ Hardcover read ´ craig johnson Ä 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 AE’s hit show LoThe 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 In the case of Longmire v Longmire the verdict is in The written version of the semi jaded semi tough Walt Longmire fairly clobbers the two dimensional approach on television“A Serpent’s Tooth” is the ninth full length mystery about the grizzled seen it all sheriff from fictional Absaroka County and it’s every bit as good as its predecessors although I am uite partial to “Hell is Empty” as the best in the series so farI’m perfectly fine with the television version as the gateway drug if it inspires viewers to pick up the books Let’s hope The problem with television’s attempt is that Robert Taylor hard as he tries can’t begin to let us in on the thoughts and attitude of the page turning version of Longmire In print the first person narrative lets us hear Longmire’s nimble mind and open heart Yes there are some dark clouds but he doesn’t dwell in the shade they produce In print we get glimpses of Longmire’s world view and his non flashy intellect On television we get stern jaws car crashes and drawn guns PosingIn the books Longmire’s gentle humor is keenly intertwined with a sincere affection for the enormous variety of conditions and traits that fall under the general definition of “human being” Longmire is bemused by his coworkers and not out to change one thing about the way his sheriff’s office functions or doesn’t He’s the relative newcomer in the long history of civilization in these parts and he knows his role He is the walking embodiment of “let it be” Unless you screw up of course His morals aren’t overly narrow He wears his badge lightly but will take care of business when the situation or facts reuire otherwiseThe television version suffers from trying to disguise New Mexico as Wyoming if you live out this way believe me you know the difference and the show’s vibe rings heavy dark The books are light on their feet; while the show plays like a mash up of second rate “Mannix” and CSI AbsarokaNonetheless a western mystery series on the tube is welcome The shows aren’t unwatchable sorry if that’s faint praise and Lou Diamond Phillips is very good as Henry Standing Bear Walt Longmire deserves a huge audience“A Serpent’s Tooth” is solid The plot involves a Mormon “lost boy” and the search for a missing woman and ultimately a nifty conspiracy designed to illegally tapoh read the book The plot serves as a vehicle for Walt to figure out the bad guys and ferret out their motives but also as a chance for us to spend time getting to know Walt’s insights about humanity and his catalog of colorful trivia“As I thought about some of the things Sheriff Crutchley had said I spotted one of the45 dumdum rounds that must’ve rolled off the top of my desk I picked it up and held it in from of my face Neville Bertie Clay the British army officer who had worked at the Dum Dum Arsenal near Calcutta had developed the hollow or soft point bullet that to this day carried the arsenal’s name The things should have been called the Bertie Berties”Longmire doesn’t wear his smarts on his sleeve As readers we get access to his thoughts and brainpower but Longmire is neither paternalistic or preachy or professorial toward the crew that surrounds him He doesn’t use his previous military time or his I as a reason to judge If anything Longmire urges us all to admire the view marvel at the wide array of personalities out there and not take things too seriouslyLongmire is utterly human—and one of the most engaging easy going law enforcement officers aroundBoy howdy

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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 While there were a lot of interesting aspects to this addition to the series there were also a lot of little niggling things that bothered me There isn't too much I can say without spoiling the story but here are a few random thoughts all of which may have mild spoilers although I will hide any bigger spoilers Walt went around punching people all book didn't arrest those that were clearly guilty and the one guy he did sort of arrest he let slip from his control multiple times Walt was definitely carrying the idiot ball this book The relationship between Walt and Vic that had been glacially developed in fits and spurts over the course of multiple books suddenly took a huge leap forward to a cliffhanging revelation view spoilerThere was a huge love fest confessional between the two of them right before the climax and then boom Vic went and got gut shot and her pregnancy which Walt had not known about was terminated Of course this is exactly where this book leaves off with this relationship hide spoiler

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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