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Tularosa | [Michael McGarrity]

Tularosa

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.
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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.

©1996 Michael McGarrity (P)1997 Recorded Books

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    Spinner Austin, TX 10-14-12
    Spinner Austin, TX 10-14-12 Member Since 2009
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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 12-19-12
    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 12-19-12 Member Since 2011

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    "You cannot beat a George Guidall performance"
    Would you listen to Tularosa again? Why?

    Yes. Enjoyed this book as much as a Walt Longmire story!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kevin Kearney. A cowboy with a white hat.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Always enjoy George's performance of a novels characters.


    Who was the most memorable character of Tularosa and why?

    Kevin Kearney of course.


    Any additional comments?

    Will be listening to more about Kevin Kearney.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 09-28-13
    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2013

    Avid reader for 45 years

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    "Longmire lite"

    Good modern western...love the New Mexico setting...similar to Longmire without the humor...enjoyable but not exceptional

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    Chris Hillsborough, CA, United States 10-04-12
    Chris Hillsborough, CA, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A bit better than OK"

    A little slow to start, but for fans of the Kevin Kearny series it's good - set earlier in his life, we find out how certain characters first meet and interact. If you're a first-time listener to this series, try "Dead or Alive".

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    Bruce United States 02-18-14
    Bruce United States 02-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Convincing dialogue by a gifted narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Tularosa the most enjoyable?

    George Guidall reading an entertaining story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    That is not the objective of this story - it draws you in and you want to stay with it. Good characters. Credible depiction of their movement through the rugged terrain and beauty of the Southwest. Not a strong writer of the romantic chemistry bits but all in all enjoyable.


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