Friday, November 11, 2011

Another Man's Moccasins

Title: Another Man's Moccasins
Author: Craig Johnson
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: May 29, 2008
Format: Audio
Genre: Mystery
Series: Walt Longmire #4
Source: Library

I do not know what has taken me so long to write this review, I finished this book almost a month ago, but still I keep putting off the review. I love this series and I enjoyed this book, but when I sit down to write, I come up completely blank as to what to say. This is one of those series where it is so well written that you do not want to do it any disservice by writing a review and risking that your words will not translate and you will inadvertently turn a reader off.

Walt and Katie are now back home in Absaroka County, Wyoming after a harrowing adventure in Philadelphia that left the Greatest Legal Mind fighting for her life and Walt reanalyzing the choices that he made while there. However, no day goes by without its challenges in their small part of the world and when the “bad things come in three’s” saying rears its ugly head, Walt is faced with reliving his war years.

When the body of a young Vietnamese woman is found along the interstate, Walt and his friend Henry Standing Bear, whom he calls the Cheyenne Nation, rehash their time in Vietnam. When an old picture of Walt is found with the dead girls belonging he must recall a case from forty years prior when he was an investigator in the Marine Corps and he realizes that ghosts don’t stay buried for long.

Told in a flashback style, the reader sees more of Walt’s story. Who he was and how he became the man that he is today. Still told with humor, honesty and un-politically correct verbage, that is a trademark of Walt Longmire, he has me both laughing and cringing at the same time. Not to say that he is offensive, but in this day and age, it is hard to find either a person or a character that actually says what they are thinking without running it through social filters first.

Please take the time to track down this series, meet Walt and his gang of wryly-funny personalities and enjoy a series that will take you on quite an adventure.

3 comments:

katknit said...

Very informative review, Nancy. Thanks!

KarenJoan said...

Well done, Nancy. Your love of this series shines through.

mike draper said...

Nicely summarized, Nancy. I too have enjoy this series and I'm glad to see this novel is up to the level of enjoyment of the others.