In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident near Devils Tower involving a young motorcyclist.
In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming--the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower--to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur, and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."
Walt is getting old
I did the math---if Walt was in Vietnam during the Tet offensive in 1968 and he was 22 when he graduated from college, that would make him at the minimum of 70 years old right now. This book was not vintage Longmire and he had to wrap up a case and then go help Cady move a sofa.
Maybe he does need to retire---70 y/o is very old to be getting shot or stabbed every book.
I gave it a 4 because Longmire is my favorite character of all time and Johnson is always entertaining, but a 3 is more like it...meh...