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Death Without Company by Craig Johnson
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May 14, 12

bookshelves: read-2012
Read in May, 2012

This is a weird set of books surrounding a sheriff in a small Wyoming town. The setting is amazingly described, the characters are well-rounded and enjoyable. It's a very realistic-feeling look at small town Wyoming. But then, once per book (so far), the main character's life is saved by Native American ghosts. Literally the ghosts of Indian chiefs save his life. I was OK with it in book 1, where they support him while carrying his injured Native American friend down a mountain in a blizzard (maybe he was hallucinating from exhaustion, I figured), but in this one, the ghosts stop an out-of-control snowplow from hitting him.
Also, the ending of this book collapses under a series of cliches-- even the ol' bad-guy-about-to-kill-you-stops-suddenly-then-falls-over-dead-because-other-guy-killed-him-from-behind-just-in-time.

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