The third novel in Michael McGarrity’s “invigorating” (The New York Times), bestselling series featuring seasoned Sante Fe cop Kevin Kerney.
Seasoned on every page by his real-life experience as a Sante Fe deputy sheriff, Michael McGarrity’s early Kevin Kerney novels shimmer with “precise realism” (Booklist ), as they immerse readers in the “excitement, color, and character” (The Denver Post ) of life on the job for one of crime fiction’s most unforgettable Southwestern lawmen.
A small-town cop killing remains unsolved, and Kevin Kerney pursues the case’s only lead: a homeless man’s ramblings about an uncharted place called Serpent Gate. Then an art theft at the governor’s offices and the murder of a sexy young blonde lure him back to Sante Fe, then to Mexico, where a face off with an old nemesis awaits—and where Kerney must choose between vengeance, loyalty, and justice.
Michael McGarrity is the author of the Kevin Kerney mystery novels including Tularosa, nominated for an Anthony Award; Mexican Hat; and Serpent Gate. A former Santa Fe County deputy sheriff, he also served as an instructor at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and as an investigator for the New Mexico Public Defender’s Office. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.