◊ Series: Longmire Mystery, Book #12
◊ Hardcover: 336 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Western, Native American
◊ Publisher: Viking (September 13, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0525426949
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0525426943
In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower
In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming—the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower—to investigate, things start getting complicated.
As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident.
After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."
What begins as helping out in a simple hit and run investigation soon leads Walt and his friends into a much larger and deadly quagmire.
Author Craig Johnson combines his fictional characters with factual events for a plausible outcome. Blending the world’s largest motorcycle rally with possible gun/drug running, rival biker gangs, a military-grade mammoth vehicle, and murder leads to a fascinating tale. Add to that the appearance of the female Henry named his ’59 Thunderbird after and things snowball.
This fast-paced story will keep you in suspense and stitches as the surprise twists and turns unfold. With Henry’s added bits of Sherlock Holmes wisdom, Walt’s way with the locals, and Vic’s bold approach to any situation and you’re in for a treat. Vivid descriptions by the author will cause you to feel you're in the midst of the rally and all of its activities.
Even though this is the 12th installment in the Longmire series, AN OBVIOUS FACT can be read on its own. New readers to the series won’t be lost, while returning fans will find some answers to longing questions about The Bear. A tantalizing read from beginning to end, you might just be surprised when you learn who did what and why.
An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson, A Longmire Mystery (Book #12), Viking, @2016, ISBN: 978-0525426943, Hardcover, 336 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of 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. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
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