Daughter of the Morning Star: A Longmire Mystery

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Sheriff Walt Longmire is called in to investigate threatening letters written to a young woman named Jaya. Jaya is a budding basketball superstar with a chip on her shoulder, which is alienating her from everybody. Jaya’s attitude stems from a frazzled family life, including the disappearance of her sister. Her sister, Jeanie, disappeared in Wyoming, where the disappearance of indigenous women is far too common. Walt has his work cut out for him, as Jaya isn’t revealing too much. Walt searches for links between the letters and Jeanie’s disappearance.

Walt’s inquiries take him to the outskirts of the Great Plains. One of the last witnesses to see Jeanie has been spooked by a vision of an entity named “The Wandering Without.” The entity is known as the “thing that takes and never gives.” As Walt’s investigation begins to gain traction, the potential for an explosive conclusion grows as suspects range from white supremacists to apocalyptic survivalists.

Daughter of the Morning Star is the fresh new release from Craig Johnson. He spares little time in weaving an enjoyable and sharp mystery that will welcome new readers and engage his stalwart audience. Johnson’s view of the plight of the indigenous women who are too often forgotten makes a salient point.


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Author Craig Johnson
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Viking
Publish Date 21-Sep-2021
ISBN 9780593297254
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Issue March 2022
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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