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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (407 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: May 1997 ISBN: 9781470325343
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Critically acclaimed author Michael McGarrity’s powerful tale is packed with constant surprises and nonstop action. When retired Santa Fe detective Kevin Kerney discovers a mysterious body, his quiet summer in the Gila Wilderness is interrupted. Narrator George Guidall holds you spellbound as Kerney tangles with a modern paramilitary group and a vicious 60-year-old feud. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exciting…McGarrity blew critical and commercial socks off…with Tularosa…now he goes for the boots.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • Mexican Hat has it all—cattle ranchers, the US Forest Service, militia groups, poachers, land-grabbing murderers, Game and Fish Department investigators and locals who just want to be left alone.”

    Albuquerque Journal

  • “McGarrity delivers on the promise of his accomplished debut…A large cast of tough, believable characters brings life to a complex, action-filled plot…[McGarrity] ingeniously orchestrates character, place, action, history, and relationships into another outstanding novel.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “George Guidall lends dignity to the limping, 40-something, would-be rancher, who has taken a summer job as a forest ranger. Guidall enlivens the innumerable characters involved in a sixty-year-old family feud, a militia movement, Mexican-American issues, small-town politics and more…His renderings of the stunning landscapes evoke the author's love of the Southwest, luring listeners to the story with the setting.”

    AudioFile

  • “Features authentic detail and realistic description. The dialogue has an easy, natural flow…This is an exciting, well-crafted story with a likable, sympathetic hero, appealing heroine and secondary characters, and appropriately vile villains. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “The equal of its acclaimed predecessor, Tularosa. The contemporary western setting is carefully drawn and functions as a character as well as a backdrop. Kerney himself has a number of reasons to be bitter over the turns his life has taken but never succumbs to them. He’s tough but not a superman; he’s sharp but not Holmes. He’s a good man willing to do difficult, often painful work. He’s very much worth getting to know.”

    Booklist

  • “A bulging taco of a novel, overstuffed with villains, old secrets, crooked cops, and bang bang bang…written with a chemistry and majesty that’ll make it irresistible to Tony Hillerman fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gypsy Lady | 1/20/2014

    " Modern lawman mystery set in New Mexico. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/16/2014

    " Kevin kerney novel. Action involves wildlife poaching and ongoing feud between militia opposed to national forest service and environmentalists controlling land use. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Van Tuyl | 1/11/2014

    " Great descriptions of New Mexico. Plot takes a wounded cop who is looking for an easy to do job and but gets him involved in an old but deadly problem. Kerney is a likable protagonist that keeps chipping away at the problems until he nearly is overwhelmed but triumphs in the third act. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/10/2013

    " The afternoon I spent with this Kevin Kearney mystery was time so well spent, that I could have flipped the book over and started again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 12/2/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book and will look forward to others in the series. The cowboy companion to Hillerman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue johnson | 11/16/2013

    " I like the main character, Kevin Kerney, more with each book. Fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jjpierce | 11/3/2013

    " I'm hooked and plan to read his series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pilar Hood | 10/29/2013

    " Good story telling "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/14/2013

    " I enjoyed the descriptions of rural New Mexico. The characters are worth reading about. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy Day | 8/24/2013

    " Boring. Poorly developed, trite characters. Didn't finish it, unusual for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/16/2013

    " Kevin Kerney grows on you, as a character... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/10/2013

    " New job for Kevin Kerney but very interesting as his job is now similar to that of Grady Service of the Woods Cop series by Joseph Heywood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 6/23/2013

    " Saw McGarrity in Tucson at a festival of books and he is an interesting guy with lots of background in law enforcement. His character is believable as he moves through New Mexico landscapes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara B. | 6/20/2013

    " This is a new author for me. Kind of like the character. It takes place in New Mexico. Will probably try the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodger | 5/30/2013

    " McGarrity #2. Good mystery set in Catron County. He uses a little exaggeration in introducing the militant attitudes of the ranchers of the county, but it is a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hank | 4/9/2013

    " Listened to this on a long trip. Good mystery and engaging enough to make the miles roll by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Lawson | 3/18/2013

    " Another great read in Michael McGarrity's Kevin Kerney series. Detailed descriptions of the New Mexico setting and the characters' development make for a book that you can't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 3/17/2013

    " Takes place in SW New Mexico. Series with same character. Light mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/26/2013

    " Starts slowly, but by the end Kevin Kerney is in fine form. "

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