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An Obvious Fact

A Walt Longmire Mystery - A Longmire Mystery

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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, is now available.

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."

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 11, 2016 – In Johnson's thrilling 12th Walt Longmire mystery (after 2015's Dry Bones), the Wyoming lawman and his longtime friend and sidekick, Henry Standing Bear, look into the circumstances that led 22-year-old Bodaway Torres, now in a coma, to run his motorcycle off the road during the country's largest annual motorcycle rally, held in Sturgis, S.Dak. Much to Walt's surprise, Bodaway's mother turns out to be "the" Lola, namesake of not only Henry's beloved car but also Walt's infant granddaughter and there's a history between Henry and Lola that's anything but pleasant. When it becomes clear that Bodaway's crash was no accident and that ATF has its eye on the victim was he running guns, or even drugs? Walt is glad when his undersheriff, the always fiery Victoria Moretti, shows up, fresh off investigating her brother's murder in Philadelphia. Whether he's squaring off against biker gangs or teasing out long-simmering feuds involving his closest friends, Walt Longmire is always the man for the job. 15-city author tour.

Customer Reviews

An Obvious Fact

Superb and entertains dialog! Like Robert B Parker in Wyoming! Wonderful plot and lots of eclectic characters, a true joy of story!

An Obvious Fact - Craig Johnson

Another great Longmire/Standing Bear read. I love the well developed characters, the researched histories and story plots. But they always end too soon. Thanks

An Obvious Fact
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Sep 13, 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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