In McGarrity's fourth Kevin Kerney adventure, the seasoned deputy successfully juggles a windfall inheritance, a sizzling love affair with newly decorated Col. Sara Brannon, and an adoring dog he has rescued named Shoe. When Kerney and his best friend survey sections of high-country ranch land bequeathed to Kerney by artist Erma Ferguson, a shaggy, abandoned mutt appears with a tennis shoe in his mouth and leads the men to a woman's skeletal remains.
Kevin Kearney is a great character. Excellent series.
I think the Kevin Kerney books are a good series.
When Kevin Kerney, deputy chief of the New Mexico State Police, inherits an unexpected windfall of 6,400 acres of high-country 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.
Kevin Kerney Novel and a great read
From back of book:
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.
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.
We discovered McGarrity's Kerney books a couple of years ago and have been listening to them on audio (Audible.com). This book and the next one are not available as audio books (I cannot fathom the publishing industry) which made me read this as a "regular" book. All that said, I really did enjoy it. And will be reading the next one as well.