It's a dark day when Sheriff Longmire takes his newest case. A woman, a husband, six horses burned alive in a barn. Something seems off. He can't quite put his finger on what it is...but he had a funny feeling that woman didn't actually shoot her husband. Call it intuition, but something about this case was missing something.
As his investigation digs deeper, though, Longmire starts to discover that the truth may be deeper than anything he could have possibly imagined. He dresses up as an insurance agent and goes looking for trouble...but trouble finds him. It turns out that Wade the horse killer's wife wasn't the only one that wanted him dead--there are other figures at play, like the bartender with a shaded past or the alcoholic rancher who sees nothing good in the world but himself.
The questions burn and linger as Longmire digs to find out the truth...but the question is, does he really want to find it? Did Mary kill her husband? Did someone put her up to it? Is she being framed? The truth will only be revealed with time.
Craig Johnson is an American author and playwright. Born in the west, he takes a great deal of his inspiration from that area. His Sheriff Walt Longmire novels have won much critical approval, including a Publisher's Weekly prize. His books have also been turned into the popular A&E television show Longmire.
The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels—all of which have been Book Sense picks—The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery. When Longmire meets a woman jailed for her husband’s death, he travels outside his usual haunts to discover the truth behind this unusual murder case.
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