Synopses & Reviews
After receiving a call from the newly appointed chief of the New Mexico State Police, ex-Santa Fe chief of detectives Kevin Kerney is thrown into an investigation of a small-town cop-killing no one has been able to solve. His only lead: a homeless schizophrenic's ramblings about rape and an uncharted place called Serpent Gate.
Meanwhile, back in Santa Fe, priceless art is stolen from the governor's offices and a beautiful young blonde is murdered in a millionaire's mansion. Kerney follows a trail of clues to Mexico, where he faces off against an old nemesis with powerful government connections. Unwilling to back down, Kerney must use all of his tenacity, raw courage, and knowledge of the criminal mind in a bloody showdown that may cost him his life.
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.