A Sheriff Walt Longmire Mystery, No 7
June 2nd, 2011/ ISBN 978-0670022779
by Susan Johnson
Take a white-hat sheriff, definitely one of the good guys, pair
him up with a 7 foot tall Indian with the highest of morals and
place them in the rugged mountains of Wyoming during a roaring blizzard.
The Sheriff is on the trail of a van-load of escaped prisoners,
their leader being a sociopath and known child murderer. The big
Indian joins him in an effort to help him and keep him from harm.
Walt Longmire is the white-hat Sheriff and an admirable character
on any day. Virgil White Buffalo is a dear friend of Walts’
and also a former prisoner who has his own wonderful characteristics.
The two travel deep into the mountains in search of the prisoners,
who have managed to kill their FBI escorts and escape high into
the rugged peaks.
Walt could wait for backup, but the leader of the group, Raymond
Shade, has made this battle private and Walt struggles on under
There is quite a bit of paranormal interaction but when you consider
the setting of the Wyoming Mountains and the fact that Walt’s
companion is an Indian and a native of the area, that does not seem
Craig Johnson is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I eagerly
look forward to his books and was well pleased to be asked to review
this one. I was not in any way disappointed and would eagerly recommend
him to many readers.