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This is book 13 in the Longmire series I have enjoyed all of them This book is told in two threads one present ay and one in 1972 They City of Big Shoulders do connect at the end and there is a cliffhanger for those of you annoyed by cliffhangers The book opens in the presentay with Walt coming to a parole hearing for a murderer he arrested in many years ago Then the flashback seuence starts in the same chapter somewhat confusing and it took me a while to separate the two We learn about Walt and his start as an Absaroka County Deputy Sheriff The flashback seuence takes place uring a special steam trip across Wyoming and has some steam train trivia if you are a steam train buff This was a library book35 starsMy wife also read this book The cliffhanger and the alternating threads id not bother her She says 45 stars This the 13th in the series is subtly better than the previous three or four Johnson uses the historiccurrent My Name is Bob dual story structure to good effect here Longmire s first murder investigation in 1972 resurfaces in presentay I think he wrote this story as a evice to use the Western Star a steam locomotive making its last run hauling the sheriff s association on a three ay junket Trains are tension builders trapped but not trapped always moving isolated compressed Everybody on this one is Billy Bragg drunk and they all have guns What could go wrongI like the atmosphere of the train and it made me realize why Johnson s writing is so endearing Like the train Longmire and the other characters create an idealized society akin to the old west as visualized by Hollywood I recommend The Tin Star with Henry FondaJohnson also continues his ever unresolved multi book mega plot the story of a Mexican bad guy who wants revenge on Longmire This plot has wriggled near the surface for the last three books in the sense that some irrational murder will occur and they ll all take a moment to wonder Hey I wonder if it s THAT guy This book annoyingly ends with a strong cliffhanger for that long range plot Ha I guess we have to read the next book though like the writing of George RR Martin I m sure there won t be any resolution there either An excellent entry in the Longmire series that is used to set up the next book because this one ends with a cliffhanger This is basically two tales in one including murders on a sheriff s train from the 70 s and another one in today s world when the original murderer is up for release ue to health reasons Johnson is the master of cool witty ialogue and that is here in spades Recommended The Western Star by Craig Johnson is a 2017 Viking publication This is the thirteenth book in the Walt Longmire series He id it she id it or they all id it Walt never misses the parole hearing which takes place every four years for a prisoner over at Cheyenne who happens to be the most angerous criminal he ever encountered This time though the prisoner in uestion is ying and seeking compassionate release As Walt continues to oppose the release he is taken on a trip own memory lane back to the seventies when he agreed to accompany Lucien to a Wyoming Sheriff s Association junket which was held on the excursion train called The Western Star It is always a treat to check in with Walt Longmire This installment is slightly ifferent as it bounces between the past and the present Butfor the most part the bulk of the story is focused on Walt s past This oes mean that once a few of our very favorite characters have a much smaller role but we o get to know Walt a little better and even get to hear from Martha too As Walt boards the train with twenty four veteran Sheriffs he could never have imagined how the events that unfolded would haunt him all these years or how they would collide with the present in an incredible twist of fate In some ways this story is like a backh. The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series the basis for the hit Netflix series LongmireSheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive It takes him

Ld for snow to weld into a larger solid ball Thus my example indicates that the mystery oesn t hold together much at all The killer s motives are Different Class depressingly outdated and than a little intolerantunenlightened The holes in the solution can be so big that you could probablyrive the Western Star train through them and the cliff hanger of an ending was surprisingly ownbeat though it sets up the next book in killer fashion Still all in all the book was an exciting and worthwhile read but not one of the stronger additions to the series Again Craig Johnson has cranked out an engaging story full of memorable characters with the star sheriff that is being Walt Longmire of Absaroka County Wyoming It is not serendipitous that Walt climbs aboard the Western Star train with 25 other sheriffs with a copy of Agatha Christie s Murder on the Orient Express under his arm Nuff said In conclusion this will most likely be the last Longmire book that I will read and that goes for Craig Johnson as well This book id me in regarding this series and to tell you why would consist of giving too many spoilers yes plural and I just Textbook of Wisdom don t want too thatSome supporting information regarding the book The story consists of two time lines one of which takes place in the 1970 s and the second takes place currently Jumping between timelines sometimes as much as three or four times per chapter is poorly written and at times uite off putting and poorly executedIn the 70 s time line Longmire is recently out of the army and is hired by Lucian Connolly as In this 13th book in the Walt Longmire series we get a glimpse of Walt s past and of his wife Martha with past and present colliding with isastrous results In the present Walt is in Cheyenne visiting his aughter and granddaughter and also to attend a parole hearing for a convict who Walt oes not want released When the action moves into the past we get the story of a train trip on The Western StarWhen Walt was a beginning eputy under Sheriff Lucian Connelly he took part in this ceremonial trip which served as the annual meeting of the 24 sheriffs of Wyoming One sheriff confides a suspicion to Walt simply because Walt had been in Vietnam and therefore uninvolved in what this sheriff believes is happening How on earth The City in Mind does a murder occur on a moving train carrying 24 sheriffs aeputy train security and support staffI always enjoy Craig Johnson s books and this is no exception Vic and Henry appear in this book and provide the wise cracking conversations I ve come to expect It s an interesting addition to the series but can be read without knowing the history of all the characters This ends on what I ll call a lull there is to come in hopefully the next book There are actually two stories one from the past that eventually coincides with the present but the reader is jostled a little by the back and forth momentum IMO And at the end we are left with a huge problem that was somewhat neglected and we will have to wait to read the next book to continue the seriesThe historical story about the Western Star a legendary train famous in Wyoming history is certainly worth learning about This along with interesting facts about the post Vietnam era when Walt Longmire was undecided about the Revenge (The Red Ledger direction his life was going to take gives us some background to learn about how he happened to take theeputy job under Lucian ConnellySo without giving away any spoilers I would certainly recommend reading this book because if you are a Longmire follower you can t help yourself Having enjoyed uite a few episodes of Longmire on video I thought I ought to try a book from the series for the first time I found the humour to be enjoyable but I No One Wants You don t think I will read another one It probably reuires starting at the beginning for it all to make senseLibrary Loan. E machinations of twenty four veteran sheriffs let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them   The photograph along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the mostangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement hurtles the sheriff into a head on collision of past and present placing him and everyone he cares about suarely on the tracks of runaway reveng.

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Anded compliment to Agatha Christie s Murder on the Orient Express the novel Walt carries with him aboard the train I thought this was a nice touch and enjoyed the tone of the story while Walt has a battle of wits with twenty four seasoned sheriffs and murder follows them aboard the train Anyone familiar with Christie s work will appreciate the homage to her techniues and how they applied to his story I never saw the surprise twist coming and was impressed with clever plotting all of which was very entertaining until the past catches up with the present The story takes on a much sinister tone at that point and ends with one of those awful to be continued storylines Once I finished the book my first thought was how other evoted fans of this series would respond to this installment I think some may have mixed feelings about it but I thought it was a great bridge story that will segue nicely into what will most assuredly be the ultimate showdown I enjoyed the setting aboard the train the whodunit mystery and getting a rare peek at the young Walt Longmire I was enjoying the golden age nostalgia so much I was ill prepared for the jolt out my reverie Penguins Poems for Life dropping me back into the present with a thud It was hard to wrap my head around how everything was tied up together but it was pretty tense Overall I enjoyed this book just as much as all the other Longmire novelsespite this being the second book in a row where key players took a backseat But I have a feeling everyone will be back with a vengeance in the next installment which promises to be one heck of a wild ride 4 stars There are pedigreed ogs like the ostentatious Lowchen the uppity Samoyed or the haughty Tibetan Mastiff You know ogs that emand belly scratches at all hours of the night eat only organic chicken browned in a low sodium broth and when you toss them a tennis ball to fetch they look at you like you just ripped out a fart And then you have the mutts Sloppy goofballs that wag their tails even when you are berating them for eating the rapes and are always up for a walk even in a torrential ownpour Mutts just want to hang with you and make you happy Craig Johnson s mystery books about Walt Longmire Sheriff of Absaroka County Wyoming stand completely in the mutt category The Western Star is the 13th book in this series and like a mutt it oesn t strive for much it is only too happy achieving some fun Really it Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone don t need nothin but a good time and how can we resist It ain t looking for nothin but a good time and seriously iton t get better than this Maybe it will bark at some suirrels maybe it will give a harmless mail carrier the hairy eyeball maybe it will just sit there and lick it s anus Hey it s all good as long as we re having a good time A skilled writer Johnson can o fun This time around we got Walt reminiscing about that time in the early 70 s You remember finally back from the swampy jungles of Nam he was just starting out as a eputy sheriff to Lucian Connolly He was on that train The Western Star with all those neighboring sheriffs for the annual meeting of the Wyoming Sherriffs Association when people started getting killed and thrown off the train But who can you suspect when everyone is a sheriff We also flip periodically to the present Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, day where a much older Longmire is in a lather about a mysterious convicted killer supposedly serving a life sentence getting a compassionate release from jail Is this connected to the murders from the 1970 sIt s a pleasurableiversion this mongrel really wants you to smile The story moves at a rapid pace and there is a wonderfully creepy scene that takes place in the mental ward of a prison The ultimate mystery however holds together as well as a subzero Dog Years degree snowball Note scientificallyuring temperatures that Chain of Fire drop below zero it is too co. Ack to when fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam theneputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back Armed with his trusty Colt45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express the young Walt was ill prepared for th.

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name Craig Johnson an American novelist short story writer and playwright He lives in Ucross near Sheridan Wyoming population 25Johnson has written twelve novels featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire The Cold Dish Death Without Company Kindness Goes Unpunished Another Man's Moccasins Junkyard Dogs The Dark


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