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When an old family friend leaves Kevin Kerney 6400 acres of high country land outside Las Vegas, New Mexico, the last thing Kerney wants to think about is police work, taking a rare weekend off from his job as deputy chief of the New Mexico State Police, Kerney sets out to explore the land, a rugged mesa in the shadow of Hermit's Peak. Before Kenny can get very far, he comes upon an ailing stray dog with a woman's running shoe in his mouth. The dog leads him to the butchered bones of a murder victim, and Kerney finds he's inherited a homicide along with the ranch. Determined not to see his weekend ruined, Kerney turns the investigation over to the state police district office and continues his survey of his windfall inheritance, only to find that the timber thieves have clear-cut a great swath of woodland in a remote canyon.
Unsure of whether he can pay the inheritance taxes, hold on to his land, and realize his dream to ranch again, Kerney returns to Santa Fe. There, he finds that Sara Brannon - a woman he cares deeply about - has arrived to visit him. As Kerney and Sara begin trying to sort out a relationship that means more to both of them than either is willing to admit, Kerney is called back to Hermit's Peak. Another murder victim has been found at a remote cabin next to Kerney's property, and he is soon engaged in a race against time to solve two murders and avert another.
©1999 Michael McGarrity (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc., AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Bob on 04-23-14

Good Story TERRIBLE Narator

What disappointed you about Hermit's Peak?

The narrator stinks and it is abridged. Also the long silent pauses between chapters are very annoying.

What didn’t you like about J. Ed Araiza’s performance?

The tone and cadence of the narration was all wrong. Maybe I just got use to George Guidall. But I did not like Araiza's style.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

As always Mcgaritys work is great. This story really starts to pull together several backstories.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 11-16-13

worst narration I have ever encountered

The story is OK a bit short for this point in the series, but an OK yarn. The bumper music is nice guitars with a good sound makes a nice break between chapters, However the reader has the most annoying accent and reading style I have ever heard. The production is awful as well with pauses so long between chapters you think the down load was faulty. Without doubt the worst audible book I have ever listened to. The rest of the series is read by George Guidall..this book deserves to be re issued with him to enhance the continuity of the series .but anything would be better that this production. Awful awful awful!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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