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Having lived for years in Chihuahua, Johnson did a accurate depiction of life, culture and the cartels. It is intense, sad, but true.
An international hit man and head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico kidnaps Cady.
Walt Longmire alone in Mexico, without his friends (friends who normally save him and keep us entertained), we find that he is a bore. You keep wishing they would just kill him and put all of us out of our misery. I would give this negative stars if I could.
Not my favorite. Almost seems as if the author is getting tired. I didn't think the story was as well developed as the stories of the past.
Who knew there were sharks in the Mexican desert? The Longmire series found one in this book, and jumped it. Written without the subtlety of earlier books, and with an implausible plot, this one falls far short.
This novel in the Walt Longmire stands out as an aberration from the usual slow and studied pace. This time the protagonist is out of Wyoming and out of time. He acts quickly and decisively as he goes to the rescue of his daughter. While it may seem out of character for the Longmire we've grown accustomed to, he is a fine middle-qged action hero. The author feels free to use more humor to counter the heavy action. Still, like most followers of Walt Longmire, I wouldn't mind seeing him back into Wyoming for the next novel.
I really enjoy the Longmire books, but this was just a little too far-fetched. There were some comic moments, but Walt's "honor" was putting him in my 'too stupid to live' category. I hope for better in the future.
Walt Longmire does not disappoint in this book about Cady being kidnapped by his old enemy Tomas Bidarte. Tomas sends a postcard with one word, "come". Henry is left to guard Lola his granddaughter. Walt meets the blind seer, who helps him find the way, and meets people who might help or might turn him over to Bidarte. Guzman is a old friend who is quite funny, and dangerous. But the soccer balls are a awful reminder of the terrible reality of the evil of the drug cartels. No low to low for those scum drug dealers.
I ordinarily love Craig Johnson's books. I am a huge fan of his Walt Longmire series. This book didn't make the grade for me. It was such a far-fetched conglomoration of unlikely circumstances and miraculously impossible escapes. Completely unbelievable. Perhaps he should plan to leave Walt in Wyoming. Those stories are far more believable.
Someone angling for a TV script. This Longmire story is unlike the previous novels featuring the Sheriff. Packed with extraneous and lengthy events which could be converted to a screen play. Little empathy for any of the characters. Not worth the time.
While I, too, miss having Walt Longmire in his Absaroka County environs and with his usual cast of characters, this book is a strong addition to the Longmire Mystery line. I'll be happy to have him back in his home turf in future books, but this was an interesting sojourn for Walt. Very little of Henry and Vic and the rest was a drag, but it's a pretty good read nonetheless.
No Henry Standing Bear. No Vic. No White Buffalo. No Wyoming. I was barely okay with the racial stereotyping of the bad guys, murderers, drug runners, human traffickers, killing for sport--but the one Mexican female just had to be a over-sexed witch? I guess this fits in with the new US policy of hating Mexicans that our President advocates, but it is just offensive to me--someone who has read every Longmire book and watched ever movie and TV episode.
Sheriff Longmire is BACK!! But not where he should be. This book takes place entirely outside Absaroca County WY. In fact, it takes place totally outside the USA. There isn't much of a mystery in this book, more of an adventure novel in which Longmire had to go to great lengths to save his daughter Cady . This is more about Longmire and less than usual about all the other great characters in Johnson's long running Longmire series. Turns out that's OK with me, for this time anyway. It is definitely different, more action packed with plenty of twists, turns and surprises - and way much more revealing introspection into what makes Longmire tick. So its a good read, surreal in spots, but worth the time. Looking forward to seeing the sheriff back in Absaroka County in the next book.
While I'm normally a fan of the Longmire series, I was disappointed by this book. The prior book featured a cliffhanger which gets resolved in this offering. That, plus the absence of the normal Absaroka County characters, made Depth of Winter feel like it was the second half of a long book which a publisher decided to split into two volumes.
The characters in Mexico were caricatures (the blind, legless hunchback seemed like an allegory rather than an actual person--although his devotion to Texas college football was fun). There was no mystery--it was a thriller of sorts. The hero repeatedly fails to kill an enemy, which I guess was intended to display depth of character, but instead comes off as tactically ridiculous for a former Marine. Much of the plot is preposterous.
Not one of my favorites, I'm afraid.
Thank you Craig Johnson for a great read!!! Enjoyed every bit of this book.
What a ride! That Longmire is like the Energizer Bunny.
I'm addicted to Sheriff Longmire, but in this book, I missed his regular backup posse: Henry and Victoria, in particular.
it sure was exciting, but a bit too much like Rambo, not the small town sheriff I got addicted to
Loved this book. Full of excitement! Love the characters in the book. Just wished Henry played more of a part in it. All and all I rate it a 10 easily. Hope there is many to come.