A Serpent's Tooth

A Serpent's Tooth

[a Walt Longmire Mystery]

Book - 2013
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"It's the scenery--and the big guy standing in front of the scenery--that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson's lean and leathery mysteries."
-- The New York Times Book Review

The ninth Longmire book from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves

It's homecoming for the Durant Dogies when Cord Lynear, a Mormon "lost boy" forced off his compound for rebellious behavior, shows up in Absaroka County. Without much guidance, divine or otherwise, Sheriff Walt Longmire, Victoria Moretti, and Henry Standing Bear search for the boy's mother and find themselves on a high-plains scavenger hunt that ends at the barbed-wire doorstep of an interstate polygamy group. Run by four-hundred-pound Roy Lynear, Cord's father, the group is frighteningly well armed and very good at keeping secrets.

Walt's got Cord locked up for his own good, but the Absaroka County jailhouse is getting crowded since the arrival of the boy's self-appointed bodyguard, a dangerously spry old man who claims to be blessed by Joseph Smith himself. As Walt, Vic, and Henry butt heads with the Lynears, they hear whispers of Big Oil and the CIA and fear they might be dealing with a lot more than they bargained for.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2013
ISBN: 9780143125464
Branch Call Number: JOHN
Characteristics: 335 pages


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Aug 22, 2016

I"m a huge Craig Johnson fan, especially of the books. This is NOT my favorite in the series. It isn't as funny as most of them. Johnson insists (and so does the editor and most reviewers) in calling this weirdo sect "Mormon." Only one who gets it right--that it is a cult unrelated to the LDS--is Vic, who delights is messing up the name of the cult. I'm not a Mormon myself, but the 50-year-old Mormon men I know are not raping 12 year old girls or killing people for fun and profit; they also put high value on education, so dozens of teen boys who can't read are clearly in a cult not the LDS church. In a decade filled with hate, Johnson should have made some better choices. I wish someone had told me to skip this book and just move on to the next. That is my recommendation to you.

Oct 16, 2013

Another winner in the Walt Longmire series.

Jul 30, 2013

The best one yet! A few "wow" moments. Great summer reading!

Jun 19, 2013

Another great release by Craig Johnson, looking forward to the adaptation to A/E TV series!!

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