Land of Wolves

Land of Wolves

by Craig Johnson

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Overview

The new novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series.
Attempting to recover from his harrowing experiences in Mexico, in Land of Wolves Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is neck deep in the investigation of what could or could not be the suicidal hanging of a shepherd. With unsettling connections to a Basque family with a reputation for removing the legs of Absaroka County sheriffs, matters become even more complicated with the appearance of an oversize wolf in the Big Horn Mountains to which Walt finds himself feeling more and more empathetic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432868062
Publisher: Gale, A Cengage Company
Publication date: 10/23/2019
Series: Walt Longmire Series
Edition description: Large Prin
Sales rank: 158,604
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen full-length novels in the Longmire mystery series, as well as three works of short fiction featuring the beloved sheriff. His acclaimed books have won the Western Writers of America's Spur Award, the Will Rogers Medallion Award for fiction, the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and the Wyoming Historical Association's Book of the Year award. They have been named best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Spirit of Steamboat was chosen as the first One Book Wyoming selection. The series has been adapted for television by Warner Bros. as the hit show Longmire, now an original program on Netflix. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

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Land of Wolves 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I have enjoyed another trip to Wyoming in this book. I enjoy Craig Johnson's style and stories. He always leaves me a little something besides the story and I thank him for that.
Anonymous 5 months ago
A great story. Read the whole book in one day. Great suspenseful ending.
Anonymous 3 months ago
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Anonymous 3 months ago
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Craig Johnson has done it again.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Thank you for all of the great Longmire books. Do not think I have ever been disappointed. I would ask one thing for you to consider, Please make the stories longer.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great read as usual, however, it has been so long coming that I had to go back and read "Depth of winter" just to catch up.
Anonymous 4 months ago
heartfelt and well written
Anonymous 4 months ago
I didn't like the last outing but this book is great return to form and reminiscent of the earlier books of the series. plain magic.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Johnson keeps setting the bar higher for challenging plots and fascinating characters. I read it in less than 2 days.
Anonymous 5 days ago
4.5 stars Hallelujah! Sheriff Walt is back where he belongs in Absaroka County. After what I considered to be the eye-rolling over-the-top debacle of his last book, I was thrilled to read a Longmire classic. This has all the elements we have grown to love: A lot of humor, a little poignancy, some adventure and a bit of mysticism, all wrapped up in a mystery waiting to be untangled. Sheriff Walt is investigating the death of a sheep, possibly by a wolf, when the body of a shepherd is discovered. Was it murder or suicide? While the county residents inflame themselves with wolf hysteria, Walt is trying to figure it out. His superhero antics in the last book did not leave him unmarked. His physical recovery is slow and painful and he is also experiencing weird conscious blackouts which last for several minutes and have his staff plenty worried. This was a most pleasurable read, intelligent and often funny. Thanks to the publisher and to Net Galley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Seemed a little slow and written differently. Maybe watching the TV version spoiled the characters for me. Bummer.
stickerooniDM 4 months ago
Sheriff Walt Longmire is back in Absaroka County, Wyoming after his intense adventure in Mexico in the previous book in the Longmire series. Now things are back to normal ... or as normal as things get for cowboy-throwback sheriff. Sheep are being killed and the ranchers are concerned because a wolf has been spotted (by Walt himself), despite the fact that there haven't been wolves in Wyoming in a long time. A lone shepherd is found dead by hanging in the mountains in what could be a suicide but could also be a homicide. The son-in-law of one of the most dangerous men in the county pays a surprise visit. A woman previously unknown to Walt, doing research in the mountains, knows a little too much about the stray wolf and the dead man. And an internet personality with a webshow about seeking out and naming/shaming pedophiles may have a connection to Absaroka County. Yup, back to normal. As much as I really liked the energy and intensity of the previous book, I preferred having Walt back in familiar territory. He's still not 100%, physically (or mentally), due to what he endured in Mexico - in fact, his department has a pool going in anticipation of his next breakdown, and they're also keeping an eye on him, trying to keep him out of trouble (without much success). Author Craig Johnson has had wonderful success with this Longmire series in part, I think, because we get the story through Walt's perspective and despite his almost super-human efforts at times, he's very relate-able - mostly because he struggles. He struggles to make sense of things, and to get through his daily life, and to stay connected to the only family he has left, and also to do his job. We may not make life and death decisions the way Walt Longmire does, but we do understand a daily struggle. Bringing this story back home provides some comfort (for Walt as well as for the reader), but Johnson doesn't make the welcome home very easy. There is a lot going on here, with multiple plots, and it's anybody's guess if the stories will merge and become part of one big story, or if Walt has to end up solving different cases in the course of this book. I enjoyed this book. Opening a book to a Walt Longmire story just feels 'right.' We know we're in for a strong, morally straight man who will push through everything thrown at him in order to solve a problem or right a wrong. And even if you've never read a Walt Longmire story before, you could pick this up and read it with no problem. Looking for a good book? Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson is the fifteenth book in the Walt Longmire series and brings Sheriff Longmire back to Wyoming for a couple of different mysteries inside his own county. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
read4fungran 4 months ago
I have all of Craig Johnson's books and have reread most of them. I love the way he writes and i love the characters, especially Walt, Lucien, Henry and even Vic. I hope he never ends the series...I would mis them all. This new adventure does not disappoint. If you like smart engaging dialog, you'll love this book and all the previous Longmire stories. Keep'em coming, Mr. Johnson. I am a real fan. Thank you for sharing.
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diane92345 5 months ago
Sheriff Walt Longmire is back home in Wyoming and deep in the Land of Wolves, both the four and the two-legged kind. Walt is still suffering both mentally and physically from his horrendous trip to Mexico in his last book, Depth of Winter. He continues to have body aches, which slows down his investigation of a Chilean sheep herder’s murder. More disturbing are the fugues where his brain shuts off for several minutes and his body remains staring into space. And who, or what, is the gigantic wolf that only appears to him? The townspeople want to kill it but Walt’s buddy Henry Standing Bear is convinced it is a reincarnated shaman sent to help Longmire. It seems like a relaxing trip home when I read a Longmire book. Relationships begun many books ago continue to morph and grow. As Walt ages, he gets even more philosophical. Is he really ready for retirement? Can he create a bridge back to his family after their terrible Mexican ordeal? I can’t overemphasize the importance of reading this series in order. If you do start with Land of Wolves, you will find an enthralling police procedural but will miss many of the subtle reflections on the nature of life. 4 stars! Thanks to Viking and Edelweiss+ for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
3no7 5 months ago
“Land of Wolves” By Craig Johnson is book fifteen in “The Longmire” Series. Craig Johnson is a storyteller with few equals and presents a current-day plot that is reminiscent of the timeless musical “Oklahoma” where the sheepherders and the cattlemen are just not friends; throw in a rogue wolf and everyone becomes an enemy. Regular readers will find Walt back in familiar territory. New readers will find that any needed backstories are included in the current story, and past tragedies are mentioned in casual discussions; “’You still don’t look so good, Sheriff.’ I sighed a wheezing laugh. ‘I’ve had a rough couple of months.’” The book is a first person narrative by Absaroka County sheriff Walter “Walt” Longmire and his hundred and forty‑five pounds of canine mix dog, “Dog.” All the usual characters from make appearances or are mentioned within the context of this new adventure including Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Santiago Saizarbitoria, undersheriff Vic Victoria Moretti, dispatcher Ruby, and even Walt’s daughter and grand‑daughter so many miles away. Johnson immediately introduces readers to Wyoming and its geography. “It’s hard to think of a place in Wyoming where the wind doesn’t reign supreme” Readers get to know Walt through his thoughts and reflections; after all, this is his story from the start to the inevitable tragic finish. The action unfolds in Walt’s casual but familiar style, and readers hear what he says to other people; “You’ve just shot at a police officer, which is a serious offense, so I would advise you to hold your fire.” He talks directly to readers; “You had to really be paying attention to see what happened next, but I had witnessed Henry in these situations before, so I knew what was going to happen.” He shares his thoughts; “I stood there for a moment looking at her— I like doing that to convince people that I’m angry, although all I really am is tired.” Walt focuses his investigation on the who, what, where, and why of the incident, but he finds lots of questions and few if any answers. He pays attention to every detail; “I stopped for a moment, noticing some carvings on one of the trees. They were fresh, and I could make out the general design but not their meaning. Pulling out a small field notepad, I copied the designs and then returned it to the inside pocket of my jacket.” In a major newsworthy development, Walt is being dragged, kicking and screaming into at least the 20th Century. (Not the 21st but close) “Leaning a little to one side, I could see a large box sitting on my desk. 'What the heck is it?’ ‘A computer.’ ‘This is just the slippery slope towards a cell phone.’” Be sure to read the acknowledgements; Johnson, a true storyteller, takes every opportunity to share his craft. I received a review copy of “Land of Wolves” from Craig Johnson, Viking, and Penguin Random House. Walt as always, is true to himself. “’Walt Longmire, Sheriff.’ I took off my hat and stopped at the edge of the porch.”