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Hermit's Peak: A Kevin Kerney Novel (Kevin Kerney Novels)by Michael Mcgarrity
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Michael McGarrity scores "another winner" (Taos News) in his acclaimed series of suspense novels featuring New Mexico deputy chief of police Kevin Kerney.<P>When Kevin Kerney receives an unexpected windfall — 6,400 acres of high-country land outside Las Vegas, New Mexico — the last thing he wants to think about is police work. But while visiting his new property, he comes upon an ailing stray dog that leads him to the butchered bones of a murder victim near the rugged mesa of Hermit's Peak. He has inherited a homicide along with a ranch.<P>Turning the case over to the state police district office, Kerney returns to Santa Fe to work on his relationship with Sara Brannon, a woman for whom he cares deeply. But he is soon called back to Hermit's Peak; another body has been found at a remote cabin. And Kevin Kerney is about to unearth some shattering discoveries in an investigation that twists across the majestic landscape of the American Southwest.
When Kevin Kerney, deputy chief of the New Mexico State Police, inherits an unexpected windfall of 6,400 acres of high-county land, the last thing he wants to think about is work. But while visiting his new property, he comes across an ailing stray dog that leads him to the butchered bones of a murder victim near the rugged mountain of Hermit's Peak.
After assigning the case to his subordinates, Kerney returns to Santa Fe to spend time with a woman he cares about, Sara Brannon, a career army officer who is visiting him on holiday. But his time with Sara must wait, as he is called back to Hermit's Peak when another body is found at a remote cabin. Now, Kerney must unearth the shattering truth about his new land and follow a twisting trail of blood through the majestic landscape of the American Southwest.
About the Author
Michael Mcgarrity entered the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in his forties, joining the Santa Fe Sheriff's Department. There he established the department's renowned sex-crimes unit, personally breaking many of its cases. He has also worked as a ranch hand, a corporate consultant, a college teacher, a psychotherapist, an investigator for the New Mexico Public Defender's Office, and has served in several key positions in the New Mexico Department of Health. The Anthony Award-nominated author of Tularosa, Mexican Hat, and Serpent Gate, he lives in Santa Fe with his wife and son.
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