About the Book
Author: Mike Martin
Number of Pages: 378
Synopsis: A weekend visit to picturesque Newfoundland by a large crew of outlaw bikers leaves behind another mess for Sgt. Windflower to clean up. This time he's facing violence, murder, mystery and intrigue. This adventure has Windflower questioning everything he thought he knew. There are troubles on the home front, cutbacks in the policing budget, old friends leaving and new ones not quite here yet. Windflower is seeking to find answers in territory that is both dangerous and unfamiliar.
This instalment in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series has our hero dashing all over the beautiful little island of Newfoundland. Along the way he never wavers in his pursuit of justice. But he stills tries to find a way to enjoy the natural beauty that lays all around him, and to bring out the best from everybody he meets.
A Long Ways from Home is about more than just homicides or the dirty dealings of outlaw bikers. It is also about helping people and communities face up to and overcome new and very difficult challenges. Windflower relies on his friends and allies, including some four-legged ones, to help him and them find the answers. He also discovers that we are never really alone, even when we are a long ways from home.
When gang of bikers roll through Sgt. Windflower's peaceful town they leave a trail of crime in their wake. It's now up to Sgt. Windflower to restore order and put an end to the crime ring all while keeping a harmonizing balance in work, romance, and his spiritual life. And if he didn't already have enough on his plate, Sgt. Windflower has been having disturbing nightmares that he can't seem to decipher. Will he be able to catch the criminals, solve the secret behind his dreams, and marry the love of his life? Find out in this engaging mystery that turns out to me so much more than just solving a crime.
I have enjoyed several of the books in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series and I have to say my favorite part of every book is the detail the author puts into creating the setting and his characters. I love experiencing Newfoundland with Sgt. Windflower and drooling over his delectable meals. Maybe our connection lies in our shared love of cheesecake!
I also like Sgt. Windflower's eccentric Uncle Frank and his ability to help uncover the meaning of dreams. I think the subplot of Sgt. Windflower's spiritual beliefs adds credibility to his character and makes him all the more likable. The romantic relationship between Sheila and Windflower is genuine and helps keep Windflower grounded.
The writing is solid and there are plenty of plot twists to keep readers guessing. All in all A Long Ways from Home is a well thought-out appealing read. I am looking forward to more of Sgt. Windflower's adventures.
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