A favor for an old friend puts Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire in a tough spot.
Longmire is due to fly to Philadelphia for the birth of his daughter Cady’s first child. But when his friend and former boss Lucian Connally asks for help, he can’t say no. Detective Gerald Holman has committed suicide in a neighboring county whose sheriff is willing to have Longmire investigate at the behest of the widow, who refuses to believe her straight-arrow husband could do such a thing. Since his retirement, Holman had been working on cold cases—some of which aren’t so cold, like the disappearance of a bright young woman who was working as an exotic dancer at Dirty Shirley’s to replenish her college fund. Looking more closely into the case, Longmire finds that several other women have also gone missing from the area. Though they seem to have nothing in common, he has to consider a possible serial killer. Tracking another of the missing women to Deadwood, S.D., almost gets Longmire and his friend Henry, aka the Cheyenne Nation, killed. That’s only Longmire's first brush with death as he looks for answers that someone is willing to kill to keep hidden.
Once more, you can count on Longmire (A Serpent’s Tooth, 2013, etc.) for action both physical and cerebral, a bit of humor and romance, and a mighty good mystery.