The Western Star - Craig Johnson

The Western Star

By Craig Johnson

  • Release Date: 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 150 Ratings)
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The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them.
The photograph—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.


  • The Western Star

    By bos999
    One of Craig Johnson’s most complicated plots because of the split timelines. The reader must pay close attention. Johnson has a great imagination. I don’t know how he maintains his novel output, but I have enjoyed everyone of his books. I’m am a train enthusiast, and the Challenger locomotive provides an interesting plot line, and livens ups the flashbacks to the 1970’s. Spoiler alert: I’m looking forward to the next Walt Longmire book.
  • Western Star

    By Liz32906
    Riding through a frozen hell ,the past and present Collide to make a great storyline. Craig Johnson always delivers come hell or High water thank you Liz32905
  • Not what I expected- and it exceeded expectations

    By D & D
    Another great Longmire mystery. Well crafted and suspense packed. There is more to come.
  • Are you kidding me?

    By Bruce1551
    Great story, but when is the next book going to publish? I need to know what happens to Cady!! This is as bad as the last 2016 episode of the TV program! I still want to know what happens to Bear and Walt. Come on Craig I thought you were better than this. Not fair!!!