A Long Ways from Home by Mike MartinA Long Ways from Home by Mike Martin

A Long Ways from Home

byMike Martin

Paperback | August 25, 2016

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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.

Title:A Long Ways from HomeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:378 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:August 25, 2016Publisher:FriesenPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1460292006

ISBN - 13:9781460292006

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Delightful read This book was on my Christmas wish list and upon receiving it, I read it in a few sittings.The story line moves along fluidly without the use of contrived hooks. Set in Newfoundland, we are offered a look at that part of Canada, with its local food, isolated expanses, folksy charm, as well as hardships. I also enjoyed the window into Cree culture, offered in the character of Sgt. Windflower. This book leaves me satisfied, but looking forward to the next one.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review of the 5th installment in the Sgt. Windflower series On Thursday 13 October 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Martin at Books on Beechwood in Ottawa for the launch of the fifth installment in the Sgt. Windflower series, A Long Ways from Home. He graciously offered to sign my books and urged me to eat the food that was spread out on a table nearby. It was really nice meeting him in person after reviewing several of his books! His latest novel finds Sergeant Winston Windflower leading an investigation into a double murder in the city of Grand Falls, Newfoundland. The victims were members of rival motorcycle gangs particularly active in this area of the island. Facing budget cuts from the government and having to deal with the media, Windflower is under a lot of pressure to solve this case rapidly. Meanwhile, his fiancee Sheila is running for re-election as Mayor of Grand Bank and preparing their impeding wedding. The book’s title refers to the fact that Sgt. Windflower comes from Northern Alberta and that he sometimes feels like an outsider in Newfoundland. Nevertheless, his Cree heritage, his deep-set beliefs and communion with nature help him stay poised in (almost) every difficult situation. This installment includes a lot more action than the other books in the series, and it was really hard to put it down. However, do we really need to know when Windflower takes a shower or what he eats for breakfast? There are at times too many unimportant details that slow down the story. In spite of this, the novel is engrossing and entertaining, and the ending is completely satisfying. I can’t wait to read more about Sgt. Windflower and his adventures in Newfoundland! A Long Ways from Home was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review of the 5th installment in the Sgt. Windflower series On Thursday 13 October 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Martin at Books on Beechwood in Ottawa for the launch of the fifth installment in the Sgt. Windflower series, A Long Ways from Home. He graciously offered to sign my books and urged me to eat the food that was spread out on a table nearby. It was really nice meeting him in person after reviewing several of his books! His latest novel finds Sergeant Winston Windflower leading an investigation into a double murder in the city of Grand Falls, Newfoundland. The victims were members of rival motorcycle gangs particularly active in this area of the island. Facing budget cuts from the government and having to deal with the media, Windflower is under a lot of pressure to solve this case rapidly. Meanwhile, his fiancee Sheila is running for re-election as Mayor of Grand Bank and preparing their impeding wedding. The book’s title refers to the fact that Sgt. Windflower comes from Northern Alberta and that he sometimes feels like an outsider in Newfoundland. Nevertheless, his Cree heritage, his deep-set beliefs and communion with nature help him stay poised in (almost) every difficult situation. This installment includes a lot more action than the other books in the series, and it was really hard to put it down. However, do we really need to know when Windflower takes a shower or what he eats for breakfast? There are at times too many unimportant details that slow down the story. In spite of this, the novel is engrossing and entertaining, and the ending is completely satisfying. I can’t wait to read more about Sgt. Windflower and his adventures in Newfoundland! A Long Ways from Home was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic series In this book, A Long Ways From Home, Winston Windflower is doing police work all over the province in solving the mystery of some deaths related to a biker gang, the Bacchus motorcycle group. His fiancee, SheilaHillier, is running for her second term as mayor, his co-worker Tizzard could be moving from Grand Bank, his ever faithful dog Lady has an encounter with a bear, and others we have met in previous books all play an important part in this story. Along with good food between friends, a cutback in staffing at the RCMP station, and friends and co-workers leaving the station this book tells a wonderful story leading up to the marriage of Sheila Hillier and Winston Windflower. Throughout everything that goes down, Windflower remains calm, continues his smudge ceremonies each day, and is able to separate politics and private lives. He relies on his fellow officers to help solve the deaths and crack a huge drug ring on the island. I love reading these stories by Mike Martin, and this fifth one was a really good read. I always recommend reading a series in the publication order so that you get familiar with the characters and the setting.
Date published: 2016-10-15