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0.67 out of 50.67 out of 50.67 out of 50.67 out of 50.67 out of 5 0.67 (1 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: June 1998 ISBN: 9781470333461
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In this complex tale of greed and revenge, bestselling author Michael McGarrity shrewdly blends riveting action with magnificent southwestern scenery.


Serpent Gate portrays former Santa Fe policeman Kevin Kerney in a perilous struggle against corrupt officers, New Mexico politicians, and a deadly enemy from the past. Recruited for the state police by the new chief, Kerney searches the mountainous countryside for a patrolman’s killer. Quickly solving the months-old murder, he takes on a more challenging assignment: recover the priceless art collection stolen from the governor’s office. As Kerney pursues the mastermind behind the theft, he finds himself returning to the violent roots of his first case.

Michael McGarrity, a former police officer for Santa Fe County, draws on his own experience to create plots packed with nonstop excitement and believable predicaments. Narrator George Guidall’s stellar performance will hold you spellbound from the intriguing opening to the surprise ending.

For more gripping Kevin Kerney mysteries, don’t miss Tularosa and Mexican Hat.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Michael McGarrity’s novels are a perfect blend of riveting action and richly evoked characters, making Santa Fe look more irresistible than ever. Serpent Gate is his best—a real winner.

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

  • “You can smell and feel the crisp air of New Mexico as you read Michael McGarrity’s books.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A magnificent tale. Rarely does a writer bring together stunning suspense, fascinating characters, a rich tale, and a splendid evocation of place with the grace and skill that Michael McGarrity delivers in Serpent Gate. A star to watch.”

    Wendy Hornsby, Edgar Award–winning author

  • “McGarrity delivers another complex and powerful suspense novel…Assembling a large cast of vivid characters in a splendidly evoked locale, McGarrity produces another outstanding mystery, subtle yet full of action, with a chilling closing scene that sets up the next book.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Kerney is a tough, no-holds-barred investigator who will not be deterred from the truth, regardless of the cost…The author knows his territory…His heroes are decent, and his villains reek of evil. This is great escape reading.”

    Library Journal

  • “Michael McGarrity delivers another winner—Serpent Gate is moody, evocative, compelling.”

    Sarah Lovett, author of A Desperate Silence

  • “As complex and compelling as a desert sunset—I stayed up all night, reading it straight through. The characters are solidly etched, the plot tightly coiled, and the police procedure outstanding. It’s a fine book.”

    James Crumley, author of The Last Good Kiss

  • “Long, tense, well-nigh perfect…Could hook Kerney a big new audience as early as page one.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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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-eight AudioFile Earphones 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.