Other Books in Series
This is book number 15 in the A Longmire Mystery series.
- #1: The Cold Dish: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback): $9.99
- #2: Death Without Company: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback): $9.99
- #9: A Serpent's Tooth: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback): $16.00
- #10: Any Other Name: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback): $16.00
- #11: Dry Bones: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback): $17.00
- #12: An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback): $16.00
- #13: The Western Star: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback): $16.00
- #14: Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback): $17.00
Land of Wolves has Sheriff Walt Longmire back in Wyoming, licking his wounds from the cataclysmic events that took place in Mexico in Depth of Winter. Knowing Walt, his staff have a pool going, betting not on if he is going to do something he shouldn’t and hurt himself further, but when it is going to happen. For Walt the words “protect and defend” have bone deep meaning. It isn’t “protect and defend” if it is safe, or if the risk low, or if you feel up to it. For Walt it is whenever the need arises, whenever someone is in trouble or about to cause trouble. He will put himself in harm’s way to save another. Cops like Walt are the true heroes.
A sheep has perished, the prime suspect is a wolf who has made his way to the Bighorn Mountains. Don Butler, the County Brand Inspector, and Chuck Coon with the National Forest Services think the solution is simple, send men with guns to kill the wolf. Walt finds that a rush to judgement, and Vic, of course, is on the side of the Wolf. A way farther on, they find the body of a dead shepherd. That complicates things to a whole new level. Worse yet, the sheep herder is in the employ of Abarrane Extepare, son of Beltran Extepare, the man who shot off former Sheriff Lucian Connolly’s leg. Memories and grudges have a long shelf life in the Basque community. Walt soon has lots of irons in the fire; a dead shepherd, a powerful Basque family with more than a passing acquaintance with firearms, the community in an uproar over the Wolf, most wanting to shoot it and a conservationist intent on saving the animal. But the predator to be after, is not the four-legged variety, Walt’s focus is on the evil that men do. This is a great entry in the Longmire series!— Deon Stonehouse
The new novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series.
"It's the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson's lean and leathery mysteries."
—The New York Times Book Review
Recovering from his harrowing experiences in Mexico, Sheriff Walt Longmire returns to Absaroka County, Wyoming, to lick his wounds and try once again to maintain justice in a place with grudges that go back generations. When a shepherd is found dead, Longmire suspects it could be suicide. But the shepherd's connection to the Extepares, a powerful family of Basque ranchers with a history of violence, leads the sheriff into an intricate investigation of a possible murder.
As Walt searches for information about the shepherd, he comes across strange carvings on trees, as well as play money coupons from inside Mallo Cup candies, which he interprets as messages from his spiritual guide, Virgil White Buffalo. Longmire doesn't know how these little blue cards are appearing, but Virgil usually reaches out if a child is in danger. So when a young boy with ties to the Extepare clan arrives in town, the stakes grow even higher.
Even more complicating, a renegade wolf has been haunting the Bighorn Mountains, and the townspeople are out for blood. With both a wolf and a killer on the loose, Longmire follows a twisting trail of evidence, leading to dark and shocking conclusions.
About the Author
Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.
Praise for Land of Wolves
“It’s a taut, engrossing thriller from one of the most exciting voices in the genre . . . This is a smart, thoughtful mystery from an author who’s incapable of being boring, and who’s writing at the top of his game.” —Newsday
"Johnson’s affecting story is a winning combination of suspense, situational comedy and cosmic awe. We greatly admire the author’s hero, who never wavers, even when faced with the seemingly implausible.” —Wall Street Journal
“Witty dialogue, an endearing lead, and distinctive supporting characters all add up to a winner.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Craig Johnson and the Longmire series
“Like the greatest crime novelists, Johnson is a student of human nature. Walt Longmire is strong but fallible, a man whose devil-may-care stoicism masks a heightened sensitivity to the horrors he’s witnessed.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Johnson’s trademarks [are] great characters, witty banter, serious sleuthing, and a love of Wyoming bigger than a stack of derelict cars.”
—The Boston Globe
“Stepping into Walt’s world is like slipping on a favorite pair of slippers, and it’s where those slippers lead that provides a thrill. Johnson pens a series that should become a ‘must’ read, so curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride.”
—The Denver Post
“Johnson’s hero only gets better—both at solving cases and at hooking readers—with age.”