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Land of Wolves

(Walt Longmire #15)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  2,768 ratings  ·  346 reviews
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
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Viking
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Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson is a 2019 Berkley publication.


Longmire is back on familiar ground in this fifteenth installment. A complicated family situation, and the strange death of a shepherd, initially labeled as a suicide, has Longmire back at work while still recovering from the soul-crushing experience he barely survived in Mexico.

This is one of the best installments in this series I’ve read in a while. The 'arc' centered around Walt’s trip to Mexico to rescue his
Jul 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
This book is an ARC (Advanced Uncorrected Proof). I don't really know why i purchased this book at a retail outlet. I generally disliked Mr. Johnson's last two books, I guess the price must have been right. The book was not given or sent to me for a review. I may have wanted to read this book due to the hope that this installment will satisfy as earlier ones in the series did. The official publication date is September 17, 2019.
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had no problem remembering the previous book in this series, but I went back and read my review anyway. I didn’t like that book at all, gave it 2 stars. I’m happy to announce that Craig Johnson is back on track with this book! All the things I love about this series are here: Vic in all her snarky glory, the wise Cheyenne Nation, an introspective Walt, atmospheric Wyoming, and the spirituality of a wolf.
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
The Walt Longmire Detective series is the written equivalent to comfort food. They are safe and dependable, it has nostalgic value, and it is comforting. In our crazy unhinged world, comfort is a valuable commodity. It is like pizza. If you are looking for something that pushes the boundaries, keep looking, buster, there is going to be no pineapple on Sheriff Longmire’s pizza pie (actually, in all seriousness, pineapple should never be found polluting the pure beauty of the magnificence called ...more
A rancher in Absaroka County hires shepherds to assist with his large flocks. When one of the men is found dead, it falls to Walt Longmire to ascertain whether it was suicide or murder. I enjoy this series, especially the characters, and now picture them as the actors who appeared in the Longmire Netflix series which, in my opinion, was one of the most outstanding adaptations of a favorite book series ever.
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, western
Walt Longmire is back as sheriff in Absaroka County in Wyoming after his altercations in Mexico and is still recovering from his wounds. This time there is no action-packed story but more of a mystery involving the staged suicide of a sheepherder which connects with the grandson of a Basque landowner who is being chased and kidnapped as well.
An then there is the wolf that Walt encounters several times of which Cheyenne nation is sure is the forebode of a vision. Victoria Moretti the
Ry Brooks
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Land Of Wolves”, Book 15 of the Walt Longmire Mysteries

When we first encounter Walt Longmire in “Land of Wolves”, he still suffers traumatic physical and psychological damage from his battle with Tomas Bidarte in the preceding installment, “Depth of Winter”. Walt is hurting, tired, and, to put it mildly, is a stranger in a familiar land. He’s not sure how to fully recover, or if he really wants to. Even the “pride of lionesses” is powerless to intervene in his inner struggle to regain the parts
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I have read every single book in this series and I have watched all the episodes in the TV show and even bought some stuff from Craig Johnsons home page store. The only thing missing now is to visit Wyoming during the Longmire days. Yes I am a fan of this Character. This adventure is one of the best in a while and really funny in parts. Walt is getting up to date on technology, sort of. It is as most of the books a dark story and I think it's sad that they changed some of the tone and stories in ...more
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Walt is back in Wyoming where he belongs. Vic is Vic and I just love her!!!! and Henry, Sancho, Ruby and Dog :) Great story with some heart wrenching moments. And now I have to wait another year...
First Sentence: Acknowledgements: Once, as a young man running fence for a rancher up near Dillon, Montana, I found myself stretching barbed wire over a rocky ridge, having ground-tied my horse below because his shod hooves weren't too fond of the outcropping.

An unusually large wolf is spotted by Walt. Is it the one suspected of killing sheep from a local herd? When Walt goes to find the herdsman, he found the man's body and a question as to whether he committed suicide or was murdered. Ranchers
Kasa Cotugno
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love the Longmire series, and this one is one of the best.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I consider this one of the best books in the series and highly recommend it!
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really 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. **

“Land of Wolves” is the fifteenth book in the “Longmire” mystery series, continuing the fictional adventures of Walt Longmire, Sheriff of
Barb in Maryland
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable outing in this series; nicely low-key (after the excitement of the previous book, Depth of Winter) and somewhat melancholy.
Walt is back on the job, though not yet fully recovered from his ordeals. It is fun to watch his deputies hover over him, futilely trying to keep him from over-doing anything physical. It is also obvious that he has a galloping case of PTSD (and no wonder, given the above-mentioned ordeals).
At the heart of the story is one very dysfunctional family, with a
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not always happy with the books in this series--I found the last one particularly irritating as Longmire's efforts to save his daughter, captured by Mexican drug lords, were totally unrealistic for his age. This one is better--a complex family case that turns out to be bigger than that--with a lot of fascinating wolf lore and the ruminations of a Vietnam vet, acting his age and considering retirement. Interesting though black and white characters, a good puzzle, strong sense of place, and ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-20-season
Longmire is back where he belongs, but to many coincidences and to much concealed information leaves the story a bit contrived.
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent novel. The most recent in Craig Johnson's Longmire series which never disappoints.
Kathy Davie
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Fifteenth in the Walt Longmire series and revolving around the laconic county sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

My Take
That opening paragraph is pure poetry...only to be brought back to reality by Vic's comment, lol. It's a segue that sets us up for Walt's personal conflict throughout the story. And using first person protagonist point-of-view from Walt's perspective makes it very easy for us to follow that conflict.

That Vic has got more cussed things to call the Forest Service and Wildlife
In this book Walt seemed off, still feeling the effects of what happened in Mexico. He seemed like he was questioning everything in his life, including being Sheriff. There were times that Vic managed to get through to Walt, at other times it was like Vic was talking to air. The case that Walt worked on seemed to match his mood, it was not what it seemed and when you learned what was at the center of things I have to think things ended in the best possible way.

I enjoyed seeing Walt try to enter
Joe Jones
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is another beautiful day at the Red Pony and a joy to return to the world of Longmire! Another great outing in this series and highly recommended! Mystery & Thriller
Walt Longmire, the sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, is back on the job following his near-fatal encounter with the Mexican kidnappers who abducted his daughter, Cady. He spent nearly a week in ICU and months in recovery from deep wounds to vital organs. But ask him and he’s just fine, thank you very much.

Victoria Moretti, Walt’s undersheriff, became accustomed to calling the shots while Walt was on the mend, and Deputy Sancho launched into the duties of policing with enthusiasm. All,
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Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“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 ...more
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's good to see Walt back to solving one-off mysteries in Absaroka County instead of going all James Bond south of the border.
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook

Well, that was fun! Now I'm completely caught up with the series and have to be in the waiting game for more books.
Jacqueline J
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great as always and a real head scratcher until the very least for me. Great series!
Sheri Burt
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
May be the best yet

Really good read! Walt is bent, bloodied, battered and nearly broken. But he keeps on, and stays the course. Thank goodness!!! This one had me up all night! Couldn't put it down, and that rarely happens anymore! I found myself holding my breath at the end! Good story! More Mr. Johnson!!
1/2 (rounded up)
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
It’s hard to think of a place in Wyoming where the wind doesn’t reign supreme; where the sovereignty of sound doesn’t break through the parks of the Bighorns with a hoarse-throated howl. I sometimes wonder if the trees miss the wind in the infrequent moments when it dies down, when the air is still and the skies are a threadbare blue, thin and stretching above the mountains. Needled courtesans—the lodgepole pines,
Diane Hernandez
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
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
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson is a riveting mystery set in Wyoming. Although this newest release is the fifteenth installment in the Walt Longmire Mysteries series, it can easily be read as a standalone.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is still recovering from injuries he received in Mexico. He and his undersheriff Victoria "Vic" Moretti are on the scene of mutilated sheep when they discover the body of shepherd Miguel Hernandez. The deceased works for local sheep rancher Abarrane "Abe"
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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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