Friday, March 14, 2014
Craig Johnson's Death Without Company
When Mari Baroja is found poisoned at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Sheriff Walt Longmire is drawn into an investigation of her death that proves to be as dramatic as her life. Her connections to the Basque community, the lucrative coal-bed methane industry, and the personal life of the previous sheriff, Lucian Connally, lead to a complex web of half truths and assumed allegiances. As the specter of Mari's abusive husband arises, Sheriff Longmire, aided by his friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and newcomer Santiago Saizarbitoria, must connect the past to the present to find the killer among them. Death Without Company is a riveting tale of the unspeakable viciousness that can lurk in the most beautiful and unlikely of places.
(thanks to his website)
This is the second installment in his Longmire series and it was just as enjoyable as the first. I miss the show (it is coming back in the Summer,I think) so this holds me over nicely. There are some different characters in the book than the show which is nice and gives me something else to picture besides the characters I already know. The plot and mystery were good,it was short and sweet and it still makes me want to go to Wyoming.