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I just picked this one up off the new arrivals at the library, however, it was published in 1992 I thought it might be a good one, maybe along the lines of a Craig Johnson book It is extremely detailed in characters, landscape and history in Montana with regards to the various Native American tribes there and the whites For me there was just too much of everything The true crime , revealed closer to the end, was just too repulsive to be believable I did finish it by skimming the last 3 c I just picked this one up off the new arrivals at the library, however, it was published in 1992 I thought it might be a good one, maybe along the lines of a Craig Johnson book It is extremely detailed in characters, landscape and history in Montana with regards to the various Native American tribes there and the whites For me there was just too much of everything The true crime , revealed closer to the end, was just too repulsive to be believable I did finish it by skimming the last 3 chapters I am doing this review it looks so far that I m the first review on Goodreads to maybe give a heads up so to speak I gave it 4 stars for a good effort but my true opinion according to my reading preference, I would say a 1 To be fair, this was written 20 years ago Not an author that I will read again you know what, i found this book in a box on holly park circle as usual, and i learned so much about montana and the Lakota Indians Turns out that Sioux is a white name for the Lakota thanks to carsten stroud and his research and this cop character was pretty normal guy, not some unrealistic hero. Great book, except for the end Lizard Skin features veteran Montana state trooper Beau MacAllister, a wise cracking good ol boy who has great instincts and is not too concerned with protocol Beau is called to a truck stop to stop a robbery in progress but the whole thing seems fishy to him and he ends up shooting the supposed victim in the butt during a 3 way fight between Beau, the victim and several Indians using compound bows Beau suspects something is amiss and tugs on this loose thre Great book, except for the end Lizard Skin features veteran Montana state trooper Beau MacAllister, a wise cracking good ol boy who has great instincts and is not too concerned with protocol Beau is called to a truck stop to stop a robbery in progress but the whole thing seems fishy to him and he ends up shooting the supposed victim in the butt during a 3 way fight between Beau, the victim and several Indians using compound bows Beau suspects something is amiss and tugs on this loose thread until he finds the conspiracy.The characters in this story are well written Beau is particularly well developed, especially for a cop novel The DA character Vanessa Ballard is quite memorable and feels like a real person, rather than a caricature Even McAllister s nemesis, Dwight Hogelan, shows signs of growth during the bookReadat Carsten Stroud writes police procedurals from the perspective of the patrolman on the beat They encounter life at its rawest and most primal and the author does nothing to spare the reader the gory details of man s inhumanity to man The present opus was published over 2 decades ago Somehow I cringe at the Female District Attorney s admonition that if you re going to be forced to shoot a perp, shoot to kill and spare the county the cost of settling the ensuing lawsuit out of court burial cost Carsten Stroud writes police procedurals from the perspective of the patrolman on the beat They encounter life at its rawest and most primal and the author does nothing to spare the reader the gory details of man s inhumanity to man The present opus was published over 2 decades ago Somehow I cringe at the Female District Attorney s admonition that if you re going to be forced to shoot a perp, shoot to kill and spare the county the cost of settling the ensuing lawsuit out of court burial costs are cheaper Like so many books written since the arrival of computer word processors this one suffers from word bloat The author waxes lyrical describing landscapes and people and how they dress He digresses frequently at length to pages of background history which tends to make the story drag It often takes him a long to get where he intends to go A less isapproach would tauten the storyline Synopsis Sergeant Beau McAllister of the Montana Highway Patrol gets into a violent situation very quickly. 1993 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel.Thriller Beau McAllister, a Montana State Police sergeant, is involved in a shootout between a truck stop owner and a group of Indians armed with knives and bows Later that night he is involved in a deadly encounter with the Indians who escaped from the truck stop There is an increase in Indian activism and Beau looks for the connection. .DOWNLOAD ♳ Lizard Skin ☳ Carsten Stroud has cracked the cop code of silence In Close Pursuit, a New York Times nonfiction bestseller and then in his first novel, the award winning Snipers Moon, he exposed the jagged edge of life and death in the New York City Police Department Now in his new novel, Stroud draws us down a different kind of mean street, a place where the law is a single flashing light on an open highway or deserted back road, a tiny beacon in a sea of darkness Sergeant Beau McAllister of the Montana State Highway Patrol has a formidable service record, an engaging wit, and a quick trigger finger In the vast, lonely grandeur of Yellowstone County, Beau knows the potential for human cruelty and ugliness is always there, coiled in silent waiting like a rattlesnake in an arroyo When violence touches Beau s life on a slow Friday afternoon, it arrives in a rattler fast strike He checks out a reported armed robbery at Joe Bell s truck stop and finds an amazing shootout in progress between an enraged Joe Bell, whose wild shooting endangers the whole area, and a band of Dakota Indians firing back with bows and arrows When the smoke clears, a Dakota boy is dead, Beau McAllister has been forced to shoot Joe Bell in the butt, and Beau s own problems with the law have just begun But what appears to be a bizarre incident fueled by out of control tempers is actually the first crack in a conspiracy of astonishing corruption And as Beau starts his investigation, he does not realize he is being shadowed by someone equally determined to get at the truth Gabriel Picketwire, an enigmatic Lakota Indian with a link to the dead and wounded Native Americans In the hard, rocky Montana terrain, the two men head toward a fateful collision, closing in on sinister forces that 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