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SYNOPSIS

When Jen, the largest most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton is discovered in Absaroka County, Wyoming, it appears to be a windfall for the Big Horn Mountain Dinosaur Museum until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property it’s discovered, is found dead with no eyes, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, Danny’s family claims her, the tribe claims her, and the federal government claims her. As Wyoming’s Acting Deputy Attorney and a cadre of FBI officers descend on the town, turning what should be a local matter into a political charade, Sheriff Walt Longmire is determined to find out who would benefit from Danny’s death.

Meanwhile, Walt’s daughter Cady has come west for a visit with her newborn daughter, Lola. When personal tragedy strikes back east, it seems ghosts from the sheriff’s past won’t fade away as quietly as he’d hoped.

When undersheriff Victoria Moretti leaves for Philadelphia with Cady and Lola, Walt enlists old friends Lucian Connolly and Omar Rhoades, along with Dog and best friend Henry Standing Bear to trawl the vast Lone Elk ranch looking for answers to Walt’s sixty-five million year old cold case.

With unforgettable characters, riveting action, and the razor-sharp humor that Craig Johnson is known for—Dry Bones is a thrilling new addition to the New York Times bestselling Longmire series.