Kerney agrees and plans a working vacation on location in a remote area of the state known as the Bootheel with his wife, Lt. Colonel Sara Brannon, and their three-year-old son, Patrick. But a dead man on a road near an isolated border crossing, a federal undercover investigation into immigrant smuggling, the search for a fugitive from military justice hiding somewhere in Europe, and Johnny Jordan's troublesome behavior ensure that nothing goes as planned. As separate investigations embroil Kerney and Sara in circumstances that will forever changes their lives, Kerney must care for Patrick while Sara plays a dangerous game of Pentagon politics.
Packed with family secrets, international intrigue, and memorable characters, this is McGarrity's most ambitious and involving novel to date. It travels an accelerating arc from Santa Fe and the desert grasslands and mountains of the Bootheel to the most secret levels of the Pentagon and a resort town on the coast of Ireland, then back to an adrenaline-charged climax on a desolate landing strip a few miles north of the Mexican border.
©2005 Michael McGarrity; (P)2006 Recorded Books
"McGarrity has a cunning mind for crime fiction." (The New York Times)
It just stopped dead. No resolution of Sarah's problems, no word about Jordan, and nothing about anything else. Also, if an author writes a series of books, how about giving them a number, so we can read em in order. Was a good story up to the end, but it stopped so abruptly I went back to see id I had missed downloading a part.
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