Recovering from his harrowing experiences in Mexico, Sheriff Walt Longmire returns to Absaroka County, Wyoming to lick his wounds and try once again to maintain justice in a place with grudges that go back generations. When an itinerant shepherd is found dead, Longmire suspects it could be a suicide. But the shepherd's connection to the Extepares, a fowerful family of Basque ranchers with a history of violence, leads the sheriff into an intricate investigation of a possible murder. Book #15, 320 pages, hard cover. ISBN 9780525522508.