Daughter of the Morning Star: A Longmire Mystery (Hardcover)

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Daughter of the Morning Star has Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear traveling from Wyoming to Lame Deer Montana.  Tribal Police Chief Lolo Long is a tough woman, a combat veteran of the Middle East, with a hair trigger temper. She is also the first woman to be immune to Henry Standing Bear’s considerable charms (read As The Crow Flies).  But she has a weakness, her niece Jaya Long. 

About a year ago, Jaya’s older sister disappeared driving home from Billings Montana.  Jaya is a star player on the Lame Deer High School Basketball team.  Since her sister disappeared, she has been getting into trouble and receiving death threats.  Lolo is worried that the death threats may be connected to her sister’s disappearance.  She asks Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear for help. 

Once Longmire starts investigating, the action heats up!  Dead bodies accrue, Longmire even takes over coaching when the basketball coach is attacked. As Longmire delves into the going on around Jaya, he runs afoul of some seriously dangerous bad guys, landing himself in mortal danger.

— Deon Stonehouse


A new novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series.

When Lolo Long's niece Jaya begins receiving death threats, Tribal Police Chief Long calls on Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire along with Henry Standing Bear as lethal backup. Jaya "Longshot" Long is the phenom of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team and is following in the steps of her older sister, who disappeared a year previously, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country. Lolo hopes that having Longmire involved might draw some public attention to the girl's plight, but with this maneuver she also inadvertently places the good sheriff in a one-on-one with the deadliest adversary he has ever faced in both this world and the next.

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 and the Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's Reading the West Book Award for fiction. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593297254
ISBN-10: 0593297253
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Longmire Mystery