Tularosa : Kevin Kerney

  • by Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Kevin Kerney
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed as a born storyteller by critics, Michael McGarrity packs his powerful mystery with Southwestern lore and breathtaking action. In a wicked conspiracy reaching across the Mexican border, Tularosa pits a jaded ex-cop against tight-lipped Army personnel, hired thugs, and smooth-talking outlaws. Forced into retirement by a crippling gunshot wound, Santa Fe policeman Kevin Kerney seeks solitude on a small New Mexico ranch far from the nearest neighbor. But when his godson disappears without a trace into the harsh, high-security desert of the White Sands Missile Range, Kerney emerges to search for the young soldier. His probing questions lead him on a perilous journey across the stark, sun-beaten wilderness deep into the shadowy, cutthroat alleys of a lawless border town.
With the winning combination of complex, believable characters and a brilliantly crafted plot, it’s easy to see why Publishers Weekly named Tularosa Best Book of the Year. With George Guidall’s dramatic narration, the rugged Southwestern backdrop and each of the colorful inhabitants burst vividly from the page.

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Would like to hear the entire series!

I enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm a long time Tony Hillerman and more recently Craig Johnson fan, and love George Guidall's narration. And New Mexico is my favorite vacation spot. I started with Hard Country which actually is McGarrity's most recent book but gives a nice background for the Kevin Kerney series (it's Kerney's old family history). Now I've just finished Tularosa, the first in the Kevin Kerney series. Unfortunately, Audible doesn't have the entire series....so I'm scrambling with Amazon and area libraries to fill in the gaps. Please Audible, get busy! Thanks.
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- Spinner

Oh No! Hooked on a Series Again. . .

Michael McGarrity's books (circa 1999) are old news to lots of readers, but I only recently purchased Tularosa. It was good. I enjoyed it immensely. I am now hooked on the series and will likely just continue to listen to these "modern western detective" stories until they run out. Why is it good? Very relatable, likable characters; excellent local color and placement; some good history lessons included; just a hint of romance; and over it all, a nice blanket of crimes to solve and detective work to be done.

Sure, it's old fashioned lore -- but it is a great listen. George Guidall's reading of this first in the series was just wonderful -- he turns the characters into real life figures everytime. Four stars, easily!
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- Paula "Enjoying one good listen after the next!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books