A Serpent's Tooth (Walt Longmire Series #9)

A Serpent's Tooth (Walt Longmire Series #9)

by Craig Johnson
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A Serpent's Tooth (Walt Longmire Series #9) by Craig Johnson

The inspiration for A&E's Longmire finds himself in the crosshairs in the ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series

The success of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series that began with The Cold Dish continues to grow after A&E’s hit show Longmire introduced new fans to the Wyoming sheriff. As the Crow Flies marked the series’ highest debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, in his ninth Western mystery, Longmire stares down his most dangerous foes yet.

It’s homecoming in Absaroka County, but the football and festivities are interrupted when a homeless boy wanders into  town. A Mormon “lost boy,” Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother but clues are scarce. Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that’s presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143125464
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Series: Walt Longmire Series , #9
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 68,264
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

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A Serpent's Tooth 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
Author Craig Johnson shares a story in such a way you feel a part of the adventure. In his ninth Walt Longmire Mystery, Johnson once again takes readers to Absaroka County (Wyoming) for suspense, action, humor and a touch of romance. When a ‘helpful angel’ turns out to be teenage runaway Cord Lynear, Sheriff Walt Longmire and his team begin searching for the boy’s mother. It seems the youth has been forced off a nearby polygamist compound for rebelling. The more they search, the more complex and dangerous the case becomes. They encounter an interstate polygamy group, a stock pile of weapons, well-hidden secrets, and more danger than they expected. Johnson has created intriguing characters in Longmire; Victoria ‘Vic’ Morett, his second-in-command; and Henry Standing Bear, his good friend. The secondary characters also add flavor and spark to the story. Their interaction will have you laughing out loud at times as Johnson weaves in bits of humor throughout the story. An excellent eye for detail, Johnson places the reader in the countryside with his vivid descriptions. He keeps the story moving at a steady pace filled with action and tense moments holding readers captive until the unexpected ending. A SERPENT’S TOOTH is the ninth installment in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. Sheriff Walt Longmire is a cordial man that takes his job seriously, while looking out for those he cares about. Readers will be eagerly awaiting the next visit to Absaroka County. FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Kris_Kringle More than 1 year ago
Great Novel!!  Hard to put down - Loved the characters!!  
tajl More than 1 year ago
sole compliant - not enough of them - the characters are real, intriguing and the story lines interesting and satisfying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story - but too much cussing from female cop.
lights-camera-action More than 1 year ago
The ninth book in the Longmire series is a page turner with a not so obvious plot twists. The relationship with Walt and Vic gets some much needed attention albeit far too brief. The one complaint about the Longmire series as a whole is the inability of Johnson to allow the readers the pleasure of knowing Walt's intimate thoughts about Vic and the complications that entails. Revealing Walt's heart would not betray the western code. Otherwise, fantastic story telling of our favorite Absaroka County Sheriff.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Now in his ninth appearance, Walt Longmire is confronted by dual adversaries when a homeless boy shows up on his doorstep. The youth, Cord Lynear, has been cast out of a Mormon cult enclave searching for his mother. Walt discovers that his mother approached the sheriff of an adjoining county, looking for her son. In attempting to reunite the two, Walt is unable to find the mother, leading him into investigating an interstate polygamy group, well-armed and with something to hide. It is an intricate plot, one fraught with danger for Walt, his pal Standing Bear (also known as “Cheyenne Nation”) and his deputy (and lover), Victoria Moretti. I felt Walt’s overdone bravado, and the resulting violent confrontations, were a bit overdone. But that is Walt. And TV. This entry in the Walt Longmire series, now also in a popular TV dramatic form about to enter its second season, appears to be expressly written to provide another episode. That is not to say it isn’t another well-written novel with all the elements of the Wyoming sheriff’s customary literary observations and acts of derring-do. It just seems to me that it’s a bit too much of a manufactured plot with an overtone of a popular protagonist and his sidekicks. That said, the novel is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything Craig Johnson writes is excellent. He is a great story teller. This series of books is wonderful. I can hardly wait for the next book. His characters have depth, and the plot always leaves one guessing as to the outcome. I would reread these again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot is well done and the ending is a surprise. I had a hard time putting the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent Western literature, as usual, from Craig Johnson
CailinID More than 1 year ago
Craig Johnson never disappoints, in fact he keeps outdoing his last books. I just wish he would write faster, I hate waiting for the next exciting tale. Great story, great characters, great settings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best Longmire novel yet, rich in detail and texture, building upon the complex characters that were created in the first eight books. Craig Johnson gets better and better with each new volume.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am shadowmist. Your alpha. Res one is main camp. Res two is bios. Eveyone post a bio. Res thre is hangout and res four is hunting. Every oher res is free range. Do what you want! But be aware that i will be watching everyone. I will appoint the beta hunters omegas and more!!! No godmodding. Ex. I kill___. Cuz thats no fun. Have fun. No mating in camp. Go somewhere else to do that. No pack fights. Unless you post a warning to your opponent that you want there position. And if you ask me. I usually say yes. If there is any problem ask me. My den is res six. Res five is nursery. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!
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Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
I laughed. I cried. I was interested to the point of intrigue. I couldn't put it down. Craig Johnson continues to improve with each book in the Walt Longmire series, which is shocking when you stop to realize just how excellent the first book, “A Cold Dish”, happened to be! The first paragraph in this review is no exaggeration – Johnson plays the readers' emotions like a musical instrument – one which he has mastered but still loves. In this book, Absaroka County is “blessed” with a visit from an unknown young runaway. And a religious / cult compound. And someone who claims to be the man who served as bodyguard to the founders of the Mormons, but lives on due to the blessing of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. How do all of these combine to form a criminal conspiracy? Read the book. Soon. RATING: 5 stars.
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
This has been one of my favorite books in the series. I love how this series draws out personal relationships between characters through several books, with romance making only brief appearances in each book. This series, taken as a whole, is a superb example of how romances should be done. No over-kill, no pointless eye-gazing; passages pertaining to romance are brief and to the point. And the end of this book, wow! I wasn't expecting a particular relationship to take the turn that it did. I didn't see it coming and oh, how it made my heart hurt. The last book introduced Ms. Lolo Long, a tribal police chief for the Cheyenne nation, and I mistakenly expected more of her in this book, but her name only comes up in a single conversation between Vic and Walt. I'm still interested in seeing how well the Lady Asskickers (Vic and Lolo) get along but I have the feeling that Johnson will draw this story-line out just like he does with the romances: the personal relationships are background material when Walt is on a case. And this case is complex, with the oil industry, South-American gangs, the CIA, and polygamy groups mucking up Walt's attempts to locate the mother of a "lost boy" who winds up in his care. It takes the whole force, all of Walt's resources, to bring the criminals to justice. Longmire the show is true to the books in the same way that Midsomer Murders is true to Caroline Graham's books: the show captures the essence of the characters but takes liberties with plots, which keeps both formats fresh for viewers. The deviations between Longmire the show and Longmire the book-series continue to grow with each book; the gap between the two is now of Grand Canyon proportions.
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Attacks Flynn ( l seem to have a non-likeing for you buddy!) He jumps on his back clawing his flank..