In all things that make this and Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire books such excellent stories, lessons are paramount. Each of the books offers historical facts that go beyond trivia. They often, but not exclusively, are about Wyoming history. You’ll also find banking, land use, agriculture, Philadelphia, wildlife, and domestic husbandry history in tandem with easy-to-assimilate lessons in morality, about the coin of the country, culinary arts and the preferred libations of Wyoming lawmen.
One of the lessons in the Highwayman is that the call you hear for help may be your own.