Tuesday 25 February 2020

A Long Ways from Home (Sgt. Windflower Mysteries #5) by Mike Martin

A Long Ways from Home (Sgt. Windflower Mysteries #5)
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.  (Summary via Goodreads)

If you are a fan of Stuart Woods and his Stone Barrington series, you will surely love The Sgt. Windflower Mystery series by Mike Martin.  His main character, Sgt. Winston Windflower, is a take charge, in control, strong man like Stone Barrington.  The only real difference in the two men is that Barrington is a lady's man and Windflower is a one-lady man.

In A Long Ways from Home, the fifth book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series, Windflower has to go out of town for a case leaving his future wife Sheila, the Mayor of Grand Bank, to work on wedding plans.  Windflower has to go to Grand Falls to head an investigation into a double homicide.  The bodies were discovered after a visit from a motorcycle gang.  While Windflower is working on that case, Sheila's cousin, who was coming into town for a visit turns into a missing person's case when her motorcycle is found.

Both cases will have the reader on the edge of their seats and when it looks like the two may be connected, things get more intense for Windflower and Sheila.  

I love hanging out with Windflower and love his structured and choatic life.  I love his relationship with Sheila and his community and a quiet night hanging out with them can be enlightening.  I love how Windflower is so commanding and at ease and can get the job done.  I even like walking the foggy neighborhood with him and his dog, Lady.  His dreams, smudging and connections to nature just add to the depth of his character.  

Mike Martin can write a very captivating tale and you never know where he and Windflower are heading but you, as the reader, know that you want to ride Shotgun.......

I highly recommend this series and the good thing is that you don't even need your passport to hang out in Canada with them all........and you don't have to worry about fog and rain.

Review by Missi M.

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