By Craig Johnson
The 9th publication of the New York Times bestselling sequence and foundation for LONGMIRE, the hit drama sequence now on Netflix
Craig Johnson's The Highwayman is now to be had from Viking
It’s homecoming for the Durant Dogies whilst twine Lynear, a Mormon “lost boy” compelled off his compound for rebellious habit, exhibits up in Absaroka County. with no a lot tips, divine or another way, Sheriff Walt Longmire, Victoria Moretti, and Henry status undergo look for the boy’s mom and locate themselves on a high-plains scavenger hunt that ends on the barbed-wire doorstep of an interstate polygamy workforce. Run by means of four-hundred-pound Roy Lynear, Cord’s father, the crowd is frighteningly good armed and intensely solid at holding secrets.
Walt’s obtained twine locked up for his personal stable, however the Absaroka County jailhouse is getting crowded because the arrival of the boy’s self-appointed bodyguard, a dangerously spry previous guy who claims to be blessed by means of Joseph Smith himself. As Walt, Vic, and Henry butt heads with the Lynears, they pay attention whispers of massive Oil and the CIA and worry they may be facing much more than they bargained for.
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Walt, there are chemical substances from the bus barn that this construction resorts up against—that complete again region goes to head up any minute. ” His final grab had became me a little. “You can’t pass in there! ” I stared at him for an immediate after which yanked my arm thoroughly unfastened, sending him falling backward towards a bunch of fellows preserving one of many hoses. My boots slipped at the puddled asphalt, yet I bought my footing again and, feeling the depth of the warmth on my face, lurched towards the door and pulled my gloves out of my coat wallet. retaining considered one of my gloved fingers as much as defend my face as I planted a spectacular shoulder into the door, I exploded it inward, the glass with the Absaroka County Sheriff’s division seal shattering as my hand struck the center of the pane, the shards cascading out like a damaged spider’s net. The flames rushed towards me as I tripped, like anything alive in pursuit of the clean, cool oxygen of the evening. It was once fortunate that I’d fallen, simply because there has been a ceiling of black smoke approximately waist excessive with flames licking on the corrugated metal of the fringe, them all making for the door I simply got here via. The table and chairs to my left have been on hearth, in addition to the stacks of newspapers that had involved me prior. To my correct, the decrepit couch burned, the smoldering edges of the carpet remnant have been curling upward into flames, and the paint was once peeling off the partitions in burning strips that slid towards the ground, unexpectedly, anything with the strength of a buffalo driven me ahead, smashing my face opposed to the glass and pulling down me opposed to the door at the flooring. no matter what it used to be it stayed there, and it took each degree of energy I needed to press up onto my palms and knees. It used to be in simple terms while my hat skidded ahead towards the internal doorway and that i felt the rivulets of water falling down the edges of my face that i spotted the strain used to be from the hoses Gilbert and the volunteer firemen have been directing on me to maintain me from changing into fish fry. It shot round me, creating a prismatic define of my bulk in a mist that evaporated straight away. I staggered up basically to be knocked down back via the masses of gallons that have been propelling me ahead. My hand hit the soaked floor of the sodden carpet, and that i crouched, identifying that, among the hearth and the high-pressure water, I rattling good higher remain low. I watched as my hat hit the door the place I had noticeable Double Tough’s cot and that i felt the warmth simply above the pinnacle of my head while the water tried to overcome again the carnivorous flames, and heaving my shoulders ahead, I drove with my knees, which made me consider like i used to be again at USC pushing blockading sleds; i attempted to respire in the course of the arms of my glove, however the water poured off me like a forking river and that i felt like i would drown sooner than I obtained there. Widening my eyes and attempting to preserve my bearings besides my stability, I stared forward. The door used to be closed and the brim of my hat, lodged lower than its part, used to be slapping up and down like a few seabird trying to take flight.