An Obvious Fact

An Obvious Fact

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Penguin Putnam
In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire, 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

Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.

 
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."

Baker & Taylor
Investigating an accident that left a cyclist in critical condition, Walt is confronted by complications in the form of competing biker gangs, the ATF bureau, an entrepreneur's donation of a military-grade vehicle, and a femme fatale.

Baker
& Taylor

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."
Investigating a hit-and-run accident near Devils Tower that has left a young cyclist in critical condition, Walt, Henry and Vic are confronted by unexpected complications in the form of competing biker gangs, the ATF bureau, an entrepreneur's donation of a military-grade vehicle and a femme fatale.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2016
ISBN: 9780525426943
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY JOH
Characteristics: xvi, 317 p. ;,24 cm

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0007548100dmw
Jul 11, 2017

Very good book. A quick read with a lot of humor. Would recommend.

sshaull Jul 05, 2017

Craig Johnson is an outstanding writer. I keep expecting the characters he develops to step out of the book into the world. His understanding of human nature always amazes me. He must be an amazing person.

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Impala79
Mar 30, 2017

Another great story by Craig Johnson and able to view on my IPad! Thanks King County Library System.

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7626dee
Nov 05, 2016

Anything Craig Johnson writes I like. Interesting look at the worlds largest motorcycle gathering and a slice of the varied folk that like the wind in their face and the bugs in their beards. Lola is an interesting car and a not -so-nice person. Walt does need to do something about Deputy Vic or she is going to move on and Henry needs a lady friend as well. Winter nights in Wyoming are long and lonely!

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jtcampbel47
Oct 16, 2016

I always enjoy a good story, and this is one of them!!! We finally know how Henry named his classic car.

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LuvReadingStuff
Oct 12, 2016

Another good read by Craig Johnson. There is a surprise about Henry in this story.

Reading gives us someplace to go, when we have to stay where we are.

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