Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series of the same name. He has received awards for fiction from the Western Writers of America and the Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. In Hell and Back: A Longmire Mystery (Viking), the 18th installment of the series, Johnson takes its beloved sheriff to the very limits of his sanity. He wakes up lying in the middle of the street in the infamous town of Fort Pratt, Montana, where 30 young Native boys perished in a tragic 1896 boarding school fire. Every person from that endless night is dead. Now he is covered in blood, and a bullet from the gun holstered on his hip is missing. Is there something out there in the yellowed skies? Is it what the Northern Cheyenne refer to as the “Wandering Without,” the “Taker of Souls?” He knows his name only because it is printed on the leather sweatband of his cowboy hat. It says he is Walt Longmire – only he doesn’t remember him.