Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kindness Goes Unpunished

Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire #3)

Craig Johnson

Every book in the Walt Longmire series has a line in it that makes me laugh out loud, I am not going to tell you want leads up to it, but when you come across “Hi ho Creampuff” I dare you not to giggle audibly and have those around you turn their heads in wonder.

Walt and Henry Standing Bear, also referred to as the Cherokee Nation, head to Philadelphia for an opening at the museum of an exhibit displaying Henry’s Native American photographs. Not all goes as planned when Cady, Walt’s daughter - the greatest legal mind of our time – is seriously injured and days later, her ex-boyfriend is found dead. As Cady lays motionless in a coma, Walt, Henry, Dog and Victoria put their minds and talents together to solve this twisted tale of greed and lies
Holy Terror Victoria Moretti comes out to help and is in her element here in Philadelphia. This is her town and with the help of her mother and her brothers, this town will not rest until Walt unwinds the story of what put Cady in this state and who exactly was the reason behind it. You will also giggle over Craig Johnson’s verbage of Vic the Father, Vic the Son and Vic the Holy Terror. Where he comes up with this stuff, I will never know.

To say that Walt is out of his element here is no gentle understatement. You can put a cowboy in the city, but you cannot take the country out of the boy. So with the only skills he knows, Walt sets out to make his own rules and bring small town justice to the big city.

There is a good twist in this story, not one that you couldn’t see coming eventually, but still a complication that will make the future books that much more interesting. Stay tuned and watch Walt wiggle around with this one.

The final scene of this story is not to be missed and please do not read the ending first. For all Walt’s toughness and bravado, he is just a giant marshmallow in a cowboy hat and boots; and you will love him even more for it.

This is a series not to be missed.


KarenJoan said...

Not my cuppa, but still an entertaining review.

katknit said...

Interesting! Good review, Nancy.