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Depth of Winter

(Walt Longmire #14)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  3,319 ratings  ·  513 reviews
The new novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series.

Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are ma
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Published September 4th 2018 by Viking
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Sep 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It is said that hindsight is 20/20 . After reading “Depth of Winter (Walt Longmire #14)” by Craig Johnson I realize that statement has a bit of truth there for me. I read the Longmire series of books for enjoyment and to regain the acquaintance of old friends and a sense of place. This book let me down on both of those counts.

That sense of place, is normally, located in and around Wyoming‘s fictional Absaroka county where Walt Longmire is the local sheriff and the books are a depiction of classi
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson is a 2018 Viking publication.

By now most people are familiar with Longmire, even if you never picked up one of the books or watched a single episode of the TV series upon which it was based. The uproar over the sudden cancellation of the show catapulted it into the national spotlight and was the recipient of some fiercely loyal support across social media, which eventually managed to revive the series for a couple of more seasons when Netflix picked it up.

Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve been a long-time fan of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series and was delighted to be able to read an advance copy of “Depth of Winter.” It is a stellar addition to this noteworthy series. In this installment, Walt heads to Mexico to find and rescue his daughter Cady who was kidnapped by Tomas Bodarte, a heartless and notorious Mexican drug lord. Because Walt anticipates the potentially deadly risks he may face, he refuses to take any of his Wyoming cohorts with him. Henry Standing-Bear stay ...more
Boy howdy, do I have thoughts on this one.

The previous book in the series, The Western Star, actually had two concurrent plot lines -- a flashback involving a younger Walt Longmire and then-sheriff Lucian Connally, and a current-day story involving Tomás Bidarte that ended in a cliffhanger. While I loved the flashback story, I didn't like the current-day plot line of the last installment, and I hated the cliffhanger ending. So, to start on a positive note, at least the cliffhanger is resolved, a
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
I pretty much threw myself into DEPTH OF WINTER, the latest Longmire book, when I got a copy of it. The best time of the year is when a new Walt Longmire book is released. I was thrilled that this book returns to the vendetta story arch. Walt Longmire is once again facing off the man that has caused him and his family lots of grievances over the years. If you have read the previous book do you already know this since the man in question kidnapped Walts daughter Cady at the end of that book. Wal ...more
George P.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Depth of Winter is Craig Johnson’s fourteenth novel featuring lawman Walt Longmire, and to be honest, it is a disappointment. I say this with regret because I am a fan of the Longmire series, having read all thirteen previous novels as well as the two novellas and collection of short stories. My basic rule for fiction is whether it keeps me turning pages. On that account, the novel failed. I had to force myself to keep reading.

This surprised me. The setup of the novel is good. At the end of The
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is a continuation of a story arc that began at the end of the previous book. As a longtime fan of the Longmire books, I am really disappointed in this one. It's filled with "action" but I found it so dull and boring. Walt takes a licking (or 30) and keeps on ticking. There's no Henry or Vic so the conversations lack luster. The change in location to Mexico was alright, but I did miss Wyoming. Walt is working solo, and relies on locals to help, but these secondary characters are not wel ...more
Susan J. Zach
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
The Absaroka Co. sheriff needs to return to Absaroka County...his adventures in Mexico bordered on the preposterous
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sheriff Walter Longmire has now been featured in fourteen novels and six television seasons. However, this was my introduction to the feisty Wyoming Sheriff. This particular novel takes Longmire far from his native country and deep into narco-cartel controlled Mexico in search of his kidnapped daughter Cady with a force of a thousand trained mercenaries behind him. Well, not exactly. Maybe, more like his own wits, an ostentatious Cadillac, and a little help from some friends. What a great gritty ...more
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Last week due to issues with home natural gas pressure, dozens of explosions rocked the residential area of Merrimack Valley (just outside of Boston) killing a person, injuring dozens more and displacing almost 8,600 people. Yet these Columbia Gas explosions pale in comparison to the eruption of non-stop action and crowd-pleasing suspense of Craig Johnson’s newest Walt Longmire novel, Depth of Winter! Last week President Trump exploded at the press condemning their reporting as “fake news” that ...more
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I started listening to this with my husband on our way to pick up family members from Chicago's O'Hare airport. At about 40 minutes in, I remarked to him that I felt disorientated and he agreed that he felt the same way. Maybe we are a pair of stick-in-the-muds, but we missed the usual characters and the location of Absaroka County, Wyoming. I lost my listening companion at that point and went on to finish the story alone. Overall, I enjoyed it, but found I had to suspend my disbelief at various ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I don't think I will ever tire of this series of books. When Mr. Johnson ends the Longmire books (and I hope not too soon) I'll just go back and read them over again starting with the first. That said, this one was somewhat of a disappointment. I don't know, it just didn't feel right without Vic, Henry, the Old Sheriff of Absaroka County and of course Dog. Also, we aren't in Wyoming but in the Depth of Winter in Mexico!

Sep 08, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have read all of the Walt Longmire installments. I've been a fan since the beginning. Disappointed with this one.

Not in Wyoming anymore. Cady kidnapped and being "carefully" held in Mexico. Questionable. Body count too high. Graphic violence. While I understand what Walt's dealing with in Mexico, I feel good writing can go without the graphic violence details. Cast of characters beyond plausible. Walt comes across as some kind of superhuman because no one can withstand all the crap he went thr
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
**As I continue my Longmire series read, full disclosure requires that I openly admit I am a devoted fan of the Longmire television show (on A/E and now Netflix) and have enjoyed reading the previous books in the Longmire book series that inspired that show even more. With that said, I am still doing my best to provide objective and an honest review. **

“The Depth of Winter” is the fourteenth book in the “Longmire” mystery series, continuing the fictional adventures of Walt Longmire, Sheriff of
Kathleen (QueenKatieMae)
Craig Johnson is a great writer; he’s thought provoking and intelligent, with a great sense of humor, a strong feeling for what he writes, and the reader cannot help but fall in love his characters. The sheriff’s department of Absaroka County sure does have personality: curmudgeonly Sheriff Longmire, spit fire and blasphemer extraordinaire Vic Moretti, Henry Standing Bear, Walt’s rock of wisdom and childhood friend, and the various town denizens keep the reader laughing, even crying. His mysteri ...more
Carie Steele
Sep 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book represents the inevitable bottoming out of a series that started high but has continued a steep downward trajectory over the last several installments. I've read all of the Longmire series as well as the novellas/short stories. What started out as series featuring an unexpected complex and thoughtful sheriff from a rural county eventually degenerated into a one man wild west, shoot 'em up renegade cop series. Walt Longmire has become the worst version of the male hero who believes he ( ...more
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous. A writer at the top of his game.
Nov 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-19-season
Not just disappointing; bad. Walt Longmire is defined by his relationships and by Absaroka county. Removing him from that environment and sidelining all of his allies isn't interesting or daring, it's poor storytelling. All of the new actors are either caricatures or cartoons; Chapters jump with no effective transitions, skipping large chunks of story as they do. The layout of the set-piece adventure portion is utterly confusing without a map or diagram, and the rank stupidity of the antagonists ...more
Midwest Geek
Sep 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers who enjoy comic-book thrillers.
Shelves: audiobook, thriller
I was extremely disappointed, and I never thought I would give only 1 star to one of the Longmire series, of which I have been a long-time fan. The setup for this episode was the conclusion of the previous episode, which I rated with 3-stars, and, unlike so many reviewers, not because after solving two mysteries, it concluded with a cliffhanger, where Longmire is informed by his nemesis, Tomas Bidarte, that he is holding his daughter Cady at his enclave in Mexico. Unlike all the previous entries ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-wyoming
Where to start? Such an unrealistic and ludicrous plot, it borders on fantasy. My bemusement shifted into annoyance and finally hostility. I just wanted the nonsense to end. And judging from the ending it might be all over for Longmire.

Longmire is not sure if he is a solo General Pershing on his own punitive expedition into Chihuahua or a bumbling Don Quixote. Time and time again he spares ruthless gunmen from death only to meet them again and again. Adhering to a moral code when dealing with mo
Barb in Maryland
Boy howdy!! This is the book long-time readers have been waiting for and the author does not disappoint.
I shall say nothing more beyond I was very satisfied when I closed the book.
Well done!!
I love this series, that being said, this addition strayed a bit far away from believability for me, and I sure missed all the characters I have learned to love through the years. Still a good listen.
Diane Hernandez
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
This time it’s personal in Depth of Winter, the 14th entry in the Longmire series.

Sheriff Longmire is a long way from his Wyoming home in Mexico. He is looking for his daughter Cady who was kidnapped by the head of a Mexican drug cartel, Tomas Bidarte. His only help is the infamous US Border Patrolman Buck Guzman, a blind Seer, driver Alonzo and tattoo artist Bianca. Posing as a famous football player and being chauffered around in a bright pink Caddy doesn’t seem the best way to sneak up on Bid
James Aura
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This Craig Johnson novel was a bit different as it was more of an adventure/thriller than a mystery, per se.
Sheriff Longmire is in Mexico seeking the knife bandit who has kidnapped his daughter. Violence and explosions ensue.
I liked it but missed the witty dialogue between Longmire and his usual buddies. I can see how the author might
enjoy a change of approach. He's written one great mystery after another in this series. We'll see what his next effort brings.
Misfire in an otherwise entertaining series. The only way I could imagine enjoying this ludicrous cartoon of a book would be reading it seated between Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
#67 - Depth of winter by craig johnson. This book, the latest in Johnson's series featuring Walt Longmire, is a bit different than most in the series.

Its different in that walt isnt in his normal jurisdiction but instead ventures into Mexico alone, trying to rescue his daughter, who has been kidnapped by a violent leader of a drug dealing group.

Its a good read, though a bit darker than usual. I give it a 9 out of 10.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson is book #14 in the Walt Longmire series. This is the series that the television series was based upon and for fans of that series, the books are so much better. Deeper and so much more...Walt. In Depth of Winter, the war between Walt and the drug lord Tomas Bidarte comes to a head.

"...They're not going to let me go back over.'
'Oh, hell, gettin' into Mexico is no problem, it's trying to get out that's a little tough.' He gestured with his beer. 'Have one.'
'No th
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Walt Longmire is always a favorite character of mine. He is a man who live by a code...something I like in a character. This one takes place in Mexico and is a good read (the title may surprise you). One problem I have with the Longmire series is he is just too good at what he does. He gets into so many impossible spots and yet makes it out every time. I know that's what you want on this type of book, but he, in this book, reminds me of Jack Reacher or Dirk Pitt. The difference is I think Walt i ...more
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Have read almost every book in this series, and while I understand the writer's need to expand the story, I just don't think this was up to the quality of the other books in the series.
Sep 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook, owned
I hated it. I was angry enough when the last book was a cliffhanger, but I grabbed this eagerly. Only to find that Longmire has become foolish, letting many people be killed because of his heroic Western devotion to being a "good guy." You aren't a good guy when you sacrifice your friends and allies needlessly.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Craig Johnson an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. . He lives in Ucross, near Sheridan, Wyoming, population 25.

Johnson has written twelve novels featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire: The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man's Moccasins, Junkyard Dogs, The Dark

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