I have been a fan of this author for the past few years and totally by accident. A family member gave me a few of his books (Tullarosa...) After the first I was hooked. The main character Kevin Kearney is not some flawless superhero. McGarrity portrays him as someone real with warts and issues. If you want to fall into a quick reading adventure pick up one of McGarrity's Keven Kearney books and be prepared to disappear for a while.
McGarrity has a really good series in the Kevin Kearney books. Good suspense and likable characters. I'm ordering the next one now!
Newly installed Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney received a deadly welcome when Phyllis Terril, a US ambassor wife, is brutly stabbed to death in her home. Before Kerney investagte, an FBI anti terrism takes over the case- forceing Kerney to watch from the side lines as the crime scene is sanitized, potentional witness disappear, and the case is closed with trumped up evidence. After refusing to accept the FBI whitewash, Kerney is warned, threatened, and put under suveillance-because there is something more sinister than murder on line. The harder he hunts for the truth, the more he knows he may not survie the chase.
well written mystery that does not telegraph the ending.
Somewhat different kind of hero, but an excellent mystery.
Things are not what they seem to be
Very attractive series based on a lawman in New Mexico and his family. This is part of the series called the Kevin Kerney Novels. This paragraph applies to all books in this series. The story's are great, but what makes this series stand out is how the country is worked into the story, It's almost as if you are there. The author is a gifted story teller.
Do you need to read this series in order: Yes, it helps a lot. Note that Hard Country and Backlands (and one pending maybe) are the prequels.
Triggers: Cops and police situations, there are rapes, homicides, and crime.
When Kevin Kerney is installed as Santa Fe's new police chief, he's welcomed with the brutal stabbing of the wife of a U.S. ambassador. Before Kerney can investigate, an FBI antiterrorism team takes over the case--forcing Kerney to watch from the sidelines as the case is closed with trumped-up evidence. Refusing to accept the FBI's whitewash, Kerney's hunt for the truth becomes more sinister.
He's returned to Santa Fe, newly installed as police chief, when a U.S. ambassador's estranged wife is found murdered in her multimillion-dollar home. Before he can mount a proper investigation, an FBI anti-terrorism team arrives, takes control of the inquiry, and forces Kerney to watch from the sidelines as the crime scene is sanitized, potential witnesses disappear, and the case is cleared with trumped-up evidence.
Warned off, put under surveillance, and threatened with reprisals under the rubric of national security, Kerney balks at accepting the whitewash and begins a soft probe that points to a covert intelligence cover-up with tendrils stretching from every known government spy shop and running deep into the South American jungles.
Convinced that unscrupulous government agents are acting outside the law, Kerney begins his own clandestine hunt for a hard target that will lead him to the truth about the Terrell homicide, knowing full well he might not survive the chase.
Under the Color of Law delivers another one-two, know-out punch that firmly establishes Michael McGarrity's place in contemporary investigative fiction.
THIS AUDIO CD BOOK BRINGS BACK KEVIN KERNEY - POLICE CHIEF IN SANTA FE - CASE ABOUT MURDERED WIFE OF A U.S AMBASSADOR AND THE CONFLICT BETWEEN LOCAL AUTHORITY AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
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