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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael McGarrity Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kevin Kerney Series Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597100502
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When a fire in an abandoned fruit stand in rural Lincoln County reveals the murdered body of a woman gone missing from Sante Fe years ago, Police Chief Kevin Kerney finds himself cooperating with his estranged son, a man he hardly knows, Deputy Sheriff Clayton Istee. While Kerney digs into the woman's past, hoping to find clues that will lead to a credible suspect, Clayton must unravel two more homicides that seem on the surface totally unrelated. As Kerney chases down clues that raise questions about the legitimacy of a highly regarded modeling and talent agency, Clayton works to discover the identity of a murder suspect alleged to have ties to prostitution and illegal gambling. Set against the backdrop of the high mountains of southern New Mexico, where gambling is big business and private sexual encounters for VIPs can be discreetly arranged, Kerney and Clayton must go up against the rich and politically powerful opponents who are willing to protect their reputations at all costs. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arlan | 7/30/2013

    " One of my least favorite of his. Even though it was Lincoln County and I knew some of the places he mentioned ... I didn't like the way it ended. Wanted more of a climax ... No pun intended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gypsy Lady | 6/18/2012

    " Modern lawman mystery set in New Mexico. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/6/2012

    " It was pretty good. I liked how the title played with the plotline. It was nice and fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 12/31/2011

    " This is the first of this series about Kevin Kerney that I've read. It was an easy, fun read, but not exactly "edge-of-your-seat" kind of stuff. I will try a couple more, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 7/4/2011

    " Not McGarrity's best effort "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 6/25/2011

    " Still a good read, I don't know what it is about these that I like so much--sometimes an author just does something in a way I enjoy. Can I vague that up for you anymore? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 4/6/2011

    " This was a good read well developed, likeable characters. I have read other McGarrity novels but no other in the Kevin Kerney series. I will look for others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/17/2011

    " It was pretty good. I liked how the title played with the plotline. It was nice and fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 7/1/2008

    " This is the first of this series about Kevin Kerney that I've read. It was an easy, fun read, but not exactly "edge-of-your-seat" kind of stuff. I will try a couple more, though. "

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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

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.