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Publisher's Summary

In this complex tale of greed and revenge, best-selling author Michael McGarrity shrewdly blends riveting action with magnificent southwestern scenery. Serpent Gate portrays former Santa Fe policeman Kevin Kerney in a perilous struggle against corrupt officers, New Mexico politicians, and a deadly enemy from the past. Recruited for the State police by the new chief, Kerney searches the mountainous countryside for a patrolman’s killer. Quickly solving the months-old murder, he takes on a more challenging assignment: recover the priceless art collection stolen from the governor’s office. As Kerney pursues the mastermind behind the theft, he finds himself returning to the violent roots of his first case.

Michael McGarrity, a former police officer for Santa Fe County, draws on his own experience to create plots packed with nonstop excitement and believable predicaments. Narrator George Guidall’s stellar performance will hold you spellbound from the intriguing opening to the surprise ending. For more gripping Kevin Kerney mysteries, don’t miss: Tularosa and Mexican Hat.

©1998 Michael McGarrity (P)1998 Recorded Books

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excellent!

For years, McGarrity has been one of my favorite authors. Sorry he stopped writing mysteries, although his family history novels are worth reading. And Guidall is, of course, an excellent narrator.

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Best so far.

Started the series and this is the best so far. I actually evoked emotional reactions.

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Kevin Kearney and George Guidall = a perfect match

This is a series that I haven't read in order so I've gone back to read the ones I've missed.
This entry has two simultaneous but unrelated storylines. In one, Kearney is trying to
find out who killed a small-town cop, and in the other he's working to solve the theft of
priceless art works from the governor's office. It took me half the book to keep straight
which characters belonged to which storyline but that was more "operator error" than
a problem with the writing.

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Where's the next one in the series?

Love this series, but where's the next one? Eagerly awaiting this cross between William Krueger and Craig johnson work?! Hope it's sion

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Average ear candy

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I'm new to the author and purchased Serpent's Gate because I love detective fiction and the milieu of the American Southwest. Anything read by George Guidall also usually gets my attention. While the characters are sincere and the plot is mildly interesting, one must suspend disbelief when reading any of the action sequences. I do not get the sense that starting with the first book in the series would have changed my assessment. Still, not a bad way to pass the time.

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great book

I'm really becoming a fan of the kevin Kearney series. also George Guidall is a wonderful narrator.

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The McGarrity/Guidall combo does it again!

This series just keeps getting better with every book in the series! I think Guidall does an excellent job at bringing the characters to life. Keep up the fine work Mr McGarrity, keep 'em coming!

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Great story, good read!!

Engaging story, compelling plot and admirable characters. I found myself involved and hopeful; and happy at the conclusion.

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Best in the series

I give this one a real solid five. stars. it's a whopper for characters and suspense. Star witness is a schizophrenic. it's lively.

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exceptional

Anotger of Michael McGarrity books on New Mexico I just seen by Kevin Kearney The Bionic Man!