Walt brings Western-style justice to Philadelphia in this action-packed thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves
Walt Longmire has been Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, for almost a quarter of a century, but when he joins his good friend Henry Standing Bear on a trip to the City of Brotherly Love to see his daughter, Cady, he's in for a shock. Walt hasn't even put his boots up when Cady is viciously attacked and left near death on the steps of the Franklin Institute. He soon discovers that she has unwittingly become involved in a deadly political cover-up. Backed by Henry, Dog, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and the entire Moretti posse of Philadelphia police officers, Walt unpacks his saddlebag of tricks to mete out some Western-style justice.
In Johnson's appealing third Walt Longmire mystery (after 2006's\t\t Death Without Company), the Wyoming sheriff\t\t is drawn into a messy situation in the City of Brotherly Love when his daughter\t\t Cady's ex-boyfriend is killed a few days after Longmire accuses him of being\t\t behind the assault that left Cady, a Philadelphia lawyer, comatose. Longmire's\t\t deputy, Victoria Moretti, soon arrives on the scene as her family of Philly\t\t cops tries to decide whether to suspect Longmire of murder or ask his help with\t\t the investigation. Everyone in the cast appears to be a stereotype of some\t\t sort "the Italian police clan, the Salvadoran drug dealer, the Irish publican\t\t and Longmire's eternally wise and mystical Cheyenne friend, Henry Standing\t\t Bear "but Johnson plays it for the right kind of laughs. When someone\t\t introduces Henry as Longmire's "Native American sidekick," Longmire ripostes\t\t that it's the other way around. The quick pace and tangled web of\t\t interconnected crimes will keep readers turning pages.
Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson
The Longmire series is very entertaining and well written. They are a fun read that will hold your interest. Kindness Goes Unpunished as it is set in Philly versus Walt's home in Wyoming
The Sheriff’s badge is badly tarnished in this one, as he doesn’t have the ethical character portrayed in the first two books, and gets involved with his potty mouthed deputy. Plot is contrived and includes injuries to the Sheriff’s daughter putting a pall over the situation from the start. The setting is not in the West, in a city few are interested in. Brilliant writing and character dialogue, and the Native American (one of the Nations) spiritual scenes are outstanding. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have finished. Overall, the book left a bad moral taste in my mouth.
He just keeps getting better ad more human! Tony Hillerman would have loved every word.