Next to Last Stand

Next to Last Stand

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"One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer's Last Fight, copied and distributed by Anheuser-Busch at a rate of over two million copies a year, was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780525522539
0525522530
Characteristics: xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm.

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Gareldb
Oct 12, 2020

I like the Longmire books much more than the Netflix series. The TV characters in some ways are better cast than the characters in the book - especially Vic, but also Walt and Henry. However, the stories themselves and the situations just seem more real with less artificial drama in the books. I have read the entire series and this was definitely one of my favorites. The case itself was interesting with an extremely interesting side-story about the history of the painting of "Custer's Last Stand". I loved the old military vets with their souped up motorized wheelchairs. I definitely see possibilities with the new character of Brandon as well as a life for Walt as an investigator if he finally steps aside as sheriff (hinted at as a possibility in this book) since he can still be in a position to interact with Henry, Vic, Brandon's sister LoLo and the other interesting characters in both Absaroka county and the sheriff's departments in other neighboring areas.

ArapahoeJillA Oct 12, 2020

Another great Longmire book by Craig Johnson, this one brings some art history to the storyline, as well as a fun group of Veterans. If you're a Longmire fan, you'll enjoy this one!

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