A Serpent's Tooth

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Penguin, 2013 - Fiction - 335 pages
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The inspiration for A&E's Longmire finds himself in the crosshairs in the ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series

Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.

The success of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series that began with The Cold Dish continues to grow after A&E's hit show Longmire introduced new fans to the Wyoming sheriff. As the Crow Flies marked the series' 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 mother 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 vendetta.

 

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User Review  - bcrowl399 - LibraryThing

This was a good Longmire story. Such a different lifestyle out west in rugged landscapes. I had some confusion about the Orrin character. and what happened to his family exactly. But I think that was due to my incomprehension and not the author's delivery. Read full review

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User Review  - darcette - LibraryThing

Craig Johnson has used the theme of crimes converging with cult identity again in this mystery series, and nothing involving this particular cult is as it seems in the beginning. When we get to the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
23
Section 2
43
Section 3
65
Section 4
87
Section 5
108
Section 6
129
Section 7
151
Section 8
171
Section 10
211
Section 11
231
Section 12
251
Section 13
273
Section 14
292
Section 15
309
Section 16
322
Copyright

Section 9
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About the author (2013)

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

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