Walt Longmire and his cohorts are back for a ninth round in Craig Johnson's A Serpent's Tooth. It baffles me how authors like Johnson can write so many books in a series without it getting dull. Such imagination is just plain impressive. In this installment, Walt and Vic's relationship is progressing which I love because the interactions between these two characters is one of my favorite aspects of this series.
For those of you who don't know, Walt is an old school cowboy type Sheriff in the rural wilderness of Absaroka County, Wyoming who solves whatever underlying mystery each book revolves around. In A Serpent's Tooth, when a teenage runaway is found, Walt and his team begin searching for the boy’s mother. It appears he has been forced off a nearby polygamist compound for not complying to their crazy, and the deeper the crew investigates, the more complex and dangerous the case becomes.