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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (214 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael McGarrity Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kevin Kerney Series Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9781440743221
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Bestselling author and former lawman Michael McGarrity’s eleventh Kevin Kerney novel further showcases this Anthony Award–nominated writer’s talent for crafting stunning police stories. In Lincoln County, New Mexico, the slaying of a deputy sheriff and his wife reunites Police Chief Kerney and his son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, on the bloody trail of drug-running killers. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McGarrity gets better and better.”

    Tony Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Maybe his most rugged, macho outing yet.”

    Santa Fe New Mexican

  • “Solid…The author does a good job describing the characters and the locale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A terrific police procedural.”

    Midwest Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Tolbert | 1/5/2014

    " It was fun following the action and the thought processes involved in solving the mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie T | 12/4/2013

    " Everytime I read one of McGarrity's books I want to move to New Mexico. Good suspenseful read. A sheriff's deputy is shot and a few hours later his wife is missing. Clayton is investigating the homicide with his father's help. I liked Clayton being a bigger part of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 12/1/2013

    " WOW!! Not really a lot of Kevin Kerney this go around. More about his son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 11/25/2013

    " A great mystery series. I have only read a few over the years but good setting in New Mexico and well developed characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 11/20/2013

    " I have read all of this author's book involving the Kevin Kerney character and thoroughly enjoy them. The characters are deep and the suspense is good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gypsy Lady | 11/9/2013

    " Modern lawman mystery set in New Mexico. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 4/26/2013

    " Good book, quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 12/22/2012

    " Pretty good, does make up for the last book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 8/22/2012

    " This book held a lot of promise and remained a mystery until almost the very end. The ending however seemed very rushed as though the book needed to be done in time for a deadline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Bremser | 8/21/2012

    " Eccellent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/19/2012

    " One of the best in the series. Maybe the best in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 1/15/2012

    " I've read most of McGarrity's books and liked them, not as well as Tony Hillerman, but well enough. This one is a serious procedural, and interesting on the level of knowing the minute by minute steps in an investigation, but otherwise not very compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 9/22/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. It was fun for me also because we knew the places he was talking about having lived there. Similar to Tony Hillerman or James D. Doss, but I think I enjoyed this one a little more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 9/8/2011

    " Another book in the series with vivid descriptions of the Santa Fe area, evoking the Tony Hillerman style. A good car or beach book, as the others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue johnson | 10/26/2010

    " This was the best yet in the series. You love the characters and the action has lots of twists. I can't wait for Mr. McGarrity to finish his next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vannessagrace | 10/3/2010

    " Someone is killing police officers and their families and it’s up to Chief Kevin Kerney and his son SGT Clayton Istee to learn why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 7/28/2010

    " Really enjoyed this book. It was fun for me also because we knew the places he was talking about having lived there. Similar to Tony Hillerman or James D. Doss, but I think I enjoyed this one a little more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 5/9/2009

    " Interesting. I enjoyed it. Standard MGarrity fare.

    I didn't learn anything from the book. Similar to others of McGarrity's book on police procedure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 4/11/2009

    " A great mystery series. I have only read a few over the years but good setting in New Mexico and well developed characters.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 7/13/2008

    " I have read all of this author's book involving the Kevin Kerney character and thoroughly enjoy them. The characters are deep and the suspense is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Sue | 3/12/2008

    " Another good book in the Kevin Kerney series. This one has Clayton Istee as the main character.

    If you haven't read this series, I recommend it - but start back with the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 3/3/2008

    " I've read most of McGarrity's books and liked them, not as well as Tony Hillerman, but well enough. This one is a serious procedural, and interesting on the level of knowing the minute by minute steps in an investigation, but otherwise not very compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 3/3/2008

    " This was the best yet in the series. You love the characters and the action has lots of twists. I can't wait for Mr. McGarrity to finish his next book. "

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About the Author

Michael McGarrity is a New Mexican author and former deputy sheriff of Santa Fe county. He received degrees from the University of New Mexico and the University of Iowa in English and psychology; he is also a graduate of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. He has written a dozen crime-suspense novels, all set in New Mexico. Some of his works include Serpent Gate, The Judas Judge, Under the Color of Law, The Big Gamble, and Hard Country. He has recieved many nominations for his work, and in 2004, McGarrity received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in Literature. He has also published a number of articles in professional journals on a variety of topics, including drug treatment interventions, program assessment and evaluations, and therapy programs for children. In addition to being a law enforcement officer, he has been an investigator and caseworker for the New Mexico Public Defender’s Office and has taught at several colleges and universities. He has been instrumental in establishing a number of scholarships, including the Hillerman-McGarrity Creative Writing Scholarship at the University of New Mexico, the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship at Santa Fe Community College, and others. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.