Monday, January 05, 2015

Spirit of Steamboat

by Craig Johnson

It is Christmas Eve, and Sheriff Walt Longmire is engaging in an annual ritual: reading A Christmas Carol. A visitor arrives at his office, a ghost of Christmas past, of sorts. Longmire is transported back in time, back to December 24, 1988. . .

On that fateful Christmas Eve, Walt is faced with a challenge: transporting a young burn victim to Denver. With a winter storm upon Wyoming, the helicopter that got her to Durant just won’t make the trip to Colorado.

With the help of Lucian Connally and an old B-25, Longmire travels to Denver. The trip is risky and complicated, both in terms of medicine and aviation. Both Longmire and Lucian are tested.

This is a darn good novella from Mr. Johnson. I always enjoy when he tells stories of Walt’s past, and this one does not disappoint. A great last read of 2014!


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