Land of Wolves

Land of Wolves

Book - 2019
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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.
Publisher: [New York] :, Viking,, [2019]
ISBN: 9780525522508
0525522506
Branch Call Number: M JOHN
Characteristics: xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm.

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INVS
Dec 31, 2019

Enjoyed this rapid read, although got a bit weary toward the ending and started skimming. I've seen a few of the TV series and read a few other books by CJ and found myself thinking of the other WY author Box. Both authors describe the areas well. There were several 'things' I learned - always a bonus to add new material to the grey matter. A book without some educational features is a total waste for me. so this delivered.

I LOL'd at the comment about Republic of Boulder (spent many years there) and Bozangeles as descriptions of what has replaced life of 25 years ago.

page 253 regarding lost of memory when throwing a hissy fit over some issue that touches a nerve to one's personal belief system. A little anger management should be considered.

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drawgers
Nov 12, 2019

A new and great story about Sheriff Walt Longmire and Absaroka County. Walt's a bit beat up from events in the previous book, which I find a refreshing change from some book series where each book seems to start of so fresh as to have little connection to the previous. Craig Johnson has become one of my favorite writers.

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InsJavert
Oct 19, 2019

It was so good to get back and have a visit with Sheriff Longmire. I had missed him and it was so nice to settle in with an old friend and join him in another investigation.

This book was a welcomed return to depth of character, wit of sarcasm, bantering, mystery, and the depth of character I had enjoyed so much from Craig Johnson. He has done it again. Everything in this story melded together seamlessly and clearly. Intriguing, tantalizing, mysterious, and captivating. Was it the element of Walt's personal struggles? Is Walt get tired and worn? The mix of Walt's inner turmoils, conflicts, and deep inner doubts, was differently a new element to the otherwise amazing career of Sheriff Longmire. This was the right seasoning to this story that made it so rich and engaging, kept you wondering, kept you interested, which was mixed with all the regular antics, wit, sarcasm, as well as a wholesome jolt of sheer masculinity. Craig Johnson writing or better yet, story telling in this book was on the mark and further endeared Walt to his fans, following, and avid readers.

Since, I listened to this story via Audio Books, George Guidall, who has been the narrator for every Walt Longmire story was at his absolute best. As many other listeners have already stated, he is the voice of Walt Longmire. His reading performance in this book was on the spot.

If there is a criticism, it would only be there is a lot of reference in the beginning to Walt Longmire #14. It is not that you have had to read it to completely understand what is going on in this story, but quit a bit reference is made to it, it would behove you to read that story before reading this story. If you don't, you will not be lost nor loose appreciation for this story.

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jdewald1
Oct 16, 2019

back to the small town sheriff, classic Longmire, story was great!

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21221021880833c
Oct 08, 2019

Excellent!!!

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tjdickey
Sep 26, 2019

Longmire is back! High plains vistas, repercussions from the experiences in Mexico, native spirits, and he might actually start using a computer!

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