Edward Hahn, May 28, 2011 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
Deputy New Mexico State Police Chief Kevin Kerney is close to ranching full time. Unfortunately someone goes on a killing spree at a campground. Six people are dead. Kerney suspects there was only one target, Vernon Langsford, a retired judge and businessman. In order to find the truth, Kerney begins to look into Langsford's life and in the process uncovers multiple motives to kill Langsford. Kerney also becomes a target and begins to doubt his decision to go back to ranching. In a sub-plot and complicating things is the state of his relationship to his new wife, Army Captain Sarah Bannon who is away on assignment.
Typical McGarrity. Tightly plotted. Surprise ending. Good characterizations. Using a screwed up family as the main plot device a little hackneyed.
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