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    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free from Cheyenne to Evanston and back Armed with his trusty Colt and a paperback of Agatha Christie s Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill prepared for the machinations of twenty four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them The photograph along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement hurtles the sheriff into a head on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge."/>
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  • 303 pages
  • The Western Star
  • Craig Johnson
  • 08 March 2017

The Western Star➮ [Read] ➪ The Western Star By Craig Johnson ➺ – Essayreview.co.uk The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson s beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix series LongmireSheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a we The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson s beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix series LongmireSheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph The Western PDF/EPUB ² of twenty five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff s Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back Armed with his trusty Colt and a paperback of Agatha Christie s Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill prepared for the machinations of twenty four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them The photograph along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement hurtles the sheriff into a head on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.


About the Author: Craig Johnson

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name Craig Johnson an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright He lives in Ucross, near Sheridan, Wyoming, population Johnson has written twelve novels featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes The Western PDF/EPUB ² Unpunished, Another Man s Moccasins, Junkyard Dogs, The Dark Horse which received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, and was named one of Publisher s Weekly s best books of the year in , Hell Is Empty, As The Crow Flies and A Serpent s Tooth The Cold Dish and The Dark Horse were both Dilys Award finalists, and Death Without Company was named the Wyoming Historical Association s Book of the Year Another Man s Moccasins received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best novel of as well as the Mountains and Plains award for fiction book of the yearFormer police officer has also worked as an educator, cowboy, and longshoreman AWARDS Tony Hillerman Award for Old Indian Trick fiction book of the year, Wyoming Historical Society, for Death Without Company, Wyoming Council for the Arts Award.


10 thoughts on “The Western Star

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here In conclusion, this will most likely be the last Longmire book that I will read and that goes for Craig Johnson as well This book did me in regarding this series, and to tell you why would consist of giving too many spoilers, yes plural, and I just don t want to do that.Some supporting information regarding the book The story consists of two time lines, one of which takes place in the 1970 s and the second takes place currently Jumping between timelines sometimes as much as three or four t In conclusion, this will most likely be the last Longmire book that I will read and that goes for Craig Johnson as well This book did me in regarding this series, and to tell you why would consist of giving too many spoilers, yes plural, and I just don t want to do that.Some supporting information regarding the book The story consists of two time lines, one of which takes place in the 1970 s and the second takes place currently Jumping between timelines sometimes as much as three or four times per chapter is poorly written and at times quite off putting and poorly executed..In the 70 s time line Longmire is recently out of the army and is hired by Lucian Connolly as a deputy sheriff He has graduated college, and served two tours of duty in Vietnam along with his friend Henry Standing Bear Longmire has also recently married This would make him and his best friend Henry s age somewhere in their late twenties or early thirties.This portion of the story takes place on what is perhaps the last and quite powerful steam engines still operating This is also perhaps the third Longmire involving trains Just sayin A murder occurs on the train, which is filled with all of the sheriff s in the state celebrating an annual get together by carousing and drinking copious amounts of liquor When the train stops Longmire gets off the train and immediately gets hit in the head, suffers a concussion, and the train departs With his head bleeding, a gaping open wound he stumbles into a nearby bar, seeks aid and a ride to the next town where the train will make a stop The only ride available is a hippie bands tour bus It is implied that this is perhaps Jefferson Airplane s tour bus During the ride of course a beautiful lady named Grace emerges form the rear of the bus and wants to do the nasty with Deputy Sheriff Longmire Of course every woman he encounters wants his input.The other half of the story pertains to activities occurring in the present time This would place Longmire and Henry s age into their mid to late seventies and Lucian s somewhere into his upper nineties They perform stunts people of this age would be unable to perform.At best all of the additional regular characters are less than cardboard cutouts.So, that s it for me, however you may love this book

  2. says:

    The Western Star by Craig Johnson is a 2017 Viking publication This is the thirteenth book in the Walt Longmire series He did it, she did it, or they all did it Walt never misses the parole hearing, which takes place every four years, for a prisoner over at Cheyenne, who happens to be the most dangerous criminal he ever encountered This time, though, the prisoner in question is dying and seeking compassionate release As Walt continues to oppose the release, he is taken on a trip down memory The Western Star by Craig Johnson is a 2017 Viking publication This is the thirteenth book in the Walt Longmire series He did it, she did it, or they all did it Walt never misses the parole hearing, which takes place every four years, for a prisoner over at Cheyenne, who happens to be the most dangerous criminal he ever encountered This time, though, the prisoner in question is dying and seeking compassionate release As Walt continues to oppose the release, he is taken on a trip down memory lane, back to the seventies, when he agreed to accompany Lucien to a Wyoming Sheriff s Association junket, which was held on the excursion train called, The Western Star It is always a treat to check in with Walt Longmire This installment is slightly different as it bounces between the past and the present But,for the most part the bulk of the story is focused on Walt s past This does mean that oncea few of our very favorite characters have a much smaller role, but we do get to know Walt, a little better, and even get to hear from Martha, too As Walt boards the train, with twenty four veteran Sheriffs, he could never have imagined how the events that unfolded would haunt him all these years, or how they would collide with the present in an incredible twist of fate In some ways, this story is like a backhanded compliment to Agatha Christie sMurder on the Orient Express , the novel Walt carries with him aboard the train I thought this was a nice touch and enjoyed the tone of the story while Walt has a battle of wits with twenty four seasoned sheriffs, and murder follows them aboard the train Anyone familiar with Christie s work will appreciate the homage to her techniques and how they applied to his story I never saw the surprise twist coming and was impressed with clever plotting, all of which was very entertaining until the past catches up with the present The story takes on a muchsinister tone at that point and ends with one of those awful to be continued storylines Once I finished the book, my first thought was how other devoted fans of this series would respond to this installment I think some may have mixed feelings about it, but I thought it was a great bridge story that will segue nicely into what will most assuredly be the ultimate showdown I enjoyed the setting aboard the train, the whodunit mystery, and getting a rare peek at the young Walt Longmire I was enjoying the golden age nostalgia so much, I was ill prepared for the jolt out my reverie, dropping me back into the present with a thud It was hard to wrap my head around how everything was tied up together, but it was pretty tense Overall, I enjoyed this book just as much as all the other Longmire novels, despite this being the second book in a row where key players took a backseat But, I have a feeling, everyone will be back with a vengeance in the next installment, which promises to be one heck of a wild ride 4 stars

  3. says:

    This is book 13 in the Longmire series I have enjoyed all of them This book is told in two threads, one present day and one in 1972 They do connect at the end, and there is a cliffhanger for those of you annoyed by cliffhangers The book opens in the present day with Walt coming to a parole hearing for a murderer he arrested in many years ago Then the flashback sequence starts in the same chapter somewhat confusing and it took me a while to separate the two We learnabout Walt and his This is book 13 in the Longmire series I have enjoyed all of them This book is told in two threads, one present day and one in 1972 They do connect at the end, and there is a cliffhanger for those of you annoyed by cliffhangers The book opens in the present day with Walt coming to a parole hearing for a murderer he arrested in many years ago Then the flashback sequence starts in the same chapter somewhat confusing and it took me a while to separate the two We learnabout Walt and his start as an Absaroka County Deputy Sheriff The flashback sequence takes place during a special steam trip across Wyoming and has some steam train trivia if you are a steam train buff This was a library book.3.5 starsMy wife also read this book The cliffhanger and the alternating threads did not bother her She says 4.5 stars

  4. says:

    In this 13th book in the Walt Longmire series, we get a glimpse of Walt s past and of his wife, Martha, with past and present colliding with disastrous results In the present, Walt is in Cheyenne visiting his daughter and granddaughter, and also to attend a parole hearing for a convict who Walt does not want released When the action moves into the past, we get the story of a train trip on The Western Star.When Walt was a beginning deputy under Sheriff Lucian Connelly, he took part in this cere In this 13th book in the Walt Longmire series, we get a glimpse of Walt s past and of his wife, Martha, with past and present colliding with disastrous results In the present, Walt is in Cheyenne visiting his daughter and granddaughter, and also to attend a parole hearing for a convict who Walt does not want released When the action moves into the past, we get the story of a train trip on The Western Star.When Walt was a beginning deputy under Sheriff Lucian Connelly, he took part in this ceremonial trip which served as the annual meeting of the 24 sheriffs of Wyoming One sheriff confides a suspicion to Walt simply because Walt had been in Vietnam and, therefore, uninvolved in what this sheriff believes is happening How on earth does a murder occur on a moving train carrying 24 sheriffs, a deputy, train security, and support staff I always enjoy Craig Johnson s books, and this is no exception Vic and Henry appear in this book and provide the wise cracking conversations I ve come to expect It s an interesting addition to the series, but can be read without knowing the history of all the characters This ends on what I ll call a lull there isto come in, hopefully, the next book

  5. says:

    There are pedigreed dogs like the ostentatious Lowchen, the uppity Samoyed, or the haughty Tibetan Mastiff You know, dogs that demand belly scratches at all hours of the night eat only organic chicken browned in a low sodium broth, and when you toss them a tennis ball to fetch, they look at you like you just ripped out a fart And then you have the mutts Sloppy goofballs that wag their tails even when you are berating them for eating the drapes and are always up for a walk even in a torrential There are pedigreed dogs like the ostentatious Lowchen, the uppity Samoyed, or the haughty Tibetan Mastiff You know, dogs that demand belly scratches at all hours of the night eat only organic chicken browned in a low sodium broth, and when you toss them a tennis ball to fetch, they look at you like you just ripped out a fart And then you have the mutts Sloppy goofballs that wag their tails even when you are berating them for eating the drapes and are always up for a walk even in a torrential downpour Mutts just want to hang with you and make you happy Craig Johnson s mystery books about Walt Longmire, Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming stand completely in the mutt category The Western Star is the 13th book in this series, and like a mutt, it doesn t strive for much it is only too happy achieving some fun Really, it don t need nothin but a good time and how can we resist It ain t looking for nothin but a good time and seriously, it don t get better than this Maybe it will bark at some squirrels, maybe it will give a harmless mail carrier the hairy eyeball, maybe it will just sit there and lick it s anus Hey, it s all good as long as we re having a good time A skilled writer, Johnson can do fun This time around we got Walt reminiscing about that time in the early 70 s You remember finally back from the swampy jungles of Nam he was just starting out as a deputy sheriff to Lucian Connolly He was on that train, The Western Star, with all those neighboring sheriffs for the annual meeting of the Wyoming Sherriffs Association when people started getting killed and thrown off the train But who can you suspect when everyone is a sheriff We also flip periodically to the present day where a much older Longmire is in a lather about a mysterious convicted killer supposedly serving a life sentence getting a compassionate release from jail Is this connected to the murders from the 1970 s It s a pleasurable diversion this mongrel really wants you to smile The story moves at a rapid pace and there is a wonderfully creepy scene that takes place in the mental ward of a prison The ultimate mystery however holds together as well as a subzero degree snowball Note scientifically during temperatures that drop below zero, it is too cold for snow to weld into a larger solid ball Thus, my example indicates that the mystery doesn t hold together much at all The killer s motives are depressingly outdated andthan a little intolerant unenlightened The holes in the solution can be so big that you could probably drive the Western Star train through them, and the cliff hanger of an ending was surprisingly downbeat though it sets up the next book in killer fashion Still, all in all the book was an exciting and worthwhile read but not one of the stronger additions to the series

  6. says:

    This, the 13th in the series, is subtly better than the previous three or four Johnson uses the historic current dual story structure to good effect here, Longmire s first murder investigation in 1972 resurfaces in present day I think he wrote this story as a device to use the Western Star , a steam locomotive making its last run, hauling the sheriff s association on a three day junket Trains are tension builders, trapped but not trapped, always moving, isolated, compressed Everybody on th This, the 13th in the series, is subtly better than the previous three or four Johnson uses the historic current dual story structure to good effect here, Longmire s first murder investigation in 1972 resurfaces in present day I think he wrote this story as a device to use the Western Star , a steam locomotive making its last run, hauling the sheriff s association on a three day junket Trains are tension builders, trapped but not trapped, always moving, isolated, compressed Everybody on this one is drunk and they all have guns What could go wrong I like the atmosphere of the train and it made me realize why Johnson s writing is so endearing Like the train, Longmire and the other characters create an idealized society akin to the old west as visualized by Hollywood I d recommend The Tin Star with Henry Fonda Johnson also continues his ever unresolved, multi book mega plot, the story of a Mexican bad guy who wants revenge on Longmire This plot has wriggled near the surface for the last three books, in the sense that some irrational murder will occur and they ll all take a moment to wonder, Hey, I wonder if it s THAT guy This book, annoyingly, ends with a strong cliffhanger for that long range plot Ha I guess we have to read the next book, though, like the writing of George R.R Martin, I m sure there won t be any resolution there either

  7. says:

    There are actually two stories one from the past that eventually coincides with the present , but the reader is jostled a little by the back and forth momentum, IMO And at the end, we are left with a huge problem that was somewhat neglected and we will have to wait to read the next book to continue the series.The historical story about the Western Star, a legendary train famous in Wyoming history, is certainly worth learning about This, along with interesting facts about the post Vietnam era There are actually two stories one from the past that eventually coincides with the present , but the reader is jostled a little by the back and forth momentum, IMO And at the end, we are left with a huge problem that was somewhat neglected and we will have to wait to read the next book to continue the series.The historical story about the Western Star, a legendary train famous in Wyoming history, is certainly worth learning about This, along with interesting facts about the post Vietnam era when Walt Longmire was undecided about the direction his life was going to take, gives us some background to learn about how he happened to take the deputy job under Lucian Connelly.So, without giving away any spoilers, I would certainly recommend reading this book, because if you are a Longmire follower, you can t help yourself

  8. says:

    Again, Craig Johnson has cranked out an engaging story full of memorable characters, with the star sheriff, that is being Walt Longmire of Absaroka County, Wyoming It is not serendipitous that Walt climbs aboard the Western Star train with 25 other sheriffs, with a copy of Agatha Christie s, Murder on the Orient Express, under his arm Nuff said.

  9. says:

    An excellent entry in the Longmire series that is used to set up the next book, because this one ends with a cliffhanger This is basically two tales in one, including murders on a sheriff s train from the 70 s and another one in today s world when the original murderer is up for release due to health reasons Johnson is the master of cool, witty dialogue and that is here in spades Recommended.

  10. says:

    Having enjoyed quite a few episodes of Longmire on video, I thought I ought to try a book from the series for the first time I found the humour to be enjoyable but I don t think I will read another one It probably requires starting at the beginning for it all to make sense.Library Loan

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