Series: Walt Longmire #3
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Published by Viking Books on April 1, 2007
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Also in this series: A Serpent's Tooth
Also by this author: Spirit of Steamboat, A Serpent's Tooth, Any Other Name, The Highwayman, "Eleven/Twenty-Nine", An Obvious Fact, The Western Star, Depth of Winter, Land of Wolves, The Cold Dish, Death Without Company , Another Man's Moccasins
Walt Longmire has been sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County for almost a quarter of a century and has meted out justice with charm and a high-powered sense of humor, but when Walt tags along with good friend Henry Standing Bear on a trip to Philadelphia, he's in for a shock. When a vicious attack on his daughter Cady leaves her near death, Walt discovers that she has unwittingly become embroiled in a deadly political cover-up.
With Henry, Deputy Victoria Moretti, the entire Moretti clan of Philadelphia police officers, and Dog as backup, Sheriff Longmire intends to introduce a little western justice from his saddlebag of tricks to the City of Brotherly Love, where no act of kindness goes unpunished.
We are back with the third book in the Longmire series. This is a very slow burn type mystery series which can sometimes bore me a tad. After you check what I thought go and check out Barb’s review at BookerTfarms.
Here is what I thought
In the third book it takes us out of Wyoming and into Philadelphia as Henry has an Indian display he doing at a museum and Walt is using the time to go and see his daughter Cady. He doesn’t even get to see Cadie as she is running late at work and then the next thing we know Walt is getting a call that Cady has been injured.
Cady has been assaulted and she wasn’t even at her work place when it happened so Walt doesn’t understand what was going on, but it was a head injuring and now Cady is in a coma. Of course Walt is going to get to the bottom of things and finds out it was her boyfriend so he does a bit of threatening and investigating and things are not adding up. Then Devon is found at the bottom of a bridge and Walt is getting secret messages in envelopes.
The two detectives that are working on the case ask for Walt to help them out and boy they didn’t know what they was getting into when they did that…lol.
Other things that are going on while in Philadelphia is that Walt gets to meet Vic’s family, they call her “the terror” and he spends a lot of time with Lena, Vic’s mom. She is nice enough to do shifts watching over Cady while he investigates and I can see where Vic got her sarcasm. To be honest, I am not sure what the stuff with Vic’s mom was about or if it needed to be in the story it was just weird.
First off I am going to admit that for some reason I wasn’t in much of a mystery mood but man it took all I had to get through this one and I don’t think it’s because it was a bad book just me being moody. I think a lot off it was because a lot of key characters from the other books were not in it since we were in Philadelphia with this book instead of in Absaroka county. I really missed Ruby and Lucian. We only got Vic a little over halfway through the book so missed her for the first part. I was glad we at least had Henry through the whole thing with Walt.
It had a decent plot and mystery, I just think I was in a different mindset when reading this one, but it was okay.