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Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery (Hardcover)

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Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson

In Depth of Winter Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire goes rogue to save his kidnapped daughter from a vicious Mexican drug lord. After crossing the border against the explicit instructions of the US Government, Longmire begins his formidable journey with a colorful set of companions. In order to “blend-in” they set off in a 1959 pink Cadillac, with 6-foot-5, 250-pound Longmire pretending to be Bob Lilly, the legendary Dallas Cowboys football star. Things go well for a while, but then his cover is blown, the road ends, and the journey to the remote Chihuahuan village where his daughter is being held becomes an arduous trek through the desert in 110-degree heat. The brutal terrain and the action-packed encounters with narco henchmen nearly kill him, but Longmire never loses his wry wit and humanity. Johnson contrasts the evilness of the drug trade with the bravery and compassion of Longmire and his allies, always confident that good ultimately conquers evil. Highly recommended for fans of pulse-pounding thrillers, honorable heroes, and great storytelling. -Kim

— Kim

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“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


In the new Longmire novel, Walt must journey into the northern Mexican desert alone to save his daughter Cady—from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves


Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. Winter is creeping closer, but for Sheriff Longmire this one is looking to be harsh in a way to which he is wholly unaccustomed. He has found himself in the remotest parts of the northern Mexican desert, a lawless place where no horse or car can travel, where no one speaks his language or trusts an outsider, far from his friends and his home turf back in Wyoming. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Tomas Bidarte, the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico, has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less so. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a father's intuition, Walt must head into the 110-degree heat of the desert, one man against an army.

About the Author


Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.

Praise For…


Praise for Depth of Winter

“Harrowing . . . Johnson is in fine form.”
 —Publishers Weekly (starred)

“This is a rip-roaring adventure, and if Longmire seems uncannily able to recover from blows to the head and other injuries that would disable a lesser man, well, that's what it takes to defeat this ‘monster among monsters.’ The sheriff as the spirit of Quixote, riding a mule to the rescue.”
Kirkus Reviews

"Crack dialogue, smart humor, mystical realism, strong sense of place and colorful, complex characters."
 —Shelf Awareness

"It’s a new setting for Longmire, but old scores are settled in this page-turner fans will love."
 —Library Journal

“This is one hell of a book. . . Depth of Winter is a great new novel by the fabulous Craig Johnson. For longtime fans of the Walt Longmire series, this book will, without doubt, be a true gem to read.”
 —Fresh Fiction


Praise for Craig Johnson and the Longmire series

“Like the greatest crime novelists, Johnson is a student of human nature. Walt Longmire is strong but fallible, a man whose devil-may-care stoicism masks a heightened sensitivity to the horrors he’s witnessed.”
Los Angeles Times

“Johnson’s trademarks [are] great characters, witty banter, serious sleuthing, and a love of Wyoming bigger than a stack of derelict cars.”
—The Boston Globe

“Stepping into Walt’s world is like slipping on a favorite pair of slippers, and it’s where those slippers lead that provides a thrill. Johnson pens a series that should become a ‘must’ read, so curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride.”
—The Denver Post 

“Johnson’s hero only gets better—both at solving cases and at hooking readers—with age.”
Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780525522478
ISBN-10: 0525522476
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: A Longmire Mystery