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Slow Kill: A Kevin Kerney Novel | [Michael McGarrity]

Slow Kill: A Kevin Kerney Novel

Things are more complicated than they seam as the suspense builds in this wry and enjoyable police procedural. When Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney finds the dead body of hotel magnate Clifford Spalding at a mountain ranch, he has a pretty good idea about who to talk to; the list of suspects isn't long. Spalding had a devious wife who was cheating on him with a known thug, and an embittered ex-wife with mental problems.
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Publisher's Summary

Things are more complicated than they seam as the suspense builds in this wry and enjoyable police procedural. When Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney finds the dead body of hotel magnate Clifford Spalding at a mountain ranch, he has a pretty good idea about who to talk to; the list of suspects isn't long. Spalding had a devious wife who was cheating on him with a known thug, and an embittered ex-wife with mental problems. But when the pieces of the puzzle fall into place a little too easily, Kearney's suspicions are aroused.

Nationally best-selling author Michael McGarrity's Slow Kill is a stunning addition to an Anthony Award-nominated series the New York Times hails as "robust".

Don't miss other titles in the a href=/adbl/site/advancedSearch/advancedSearch.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&search.x=1&keyword=Kevin+Kerney>Kevin Kerney series.

©2004 Michael McGarrity; (P)2005 Recorded Books

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    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 05-31-12
    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 05-31-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Close but not cigar"

    I really wanted to like McGarrity's stories but they just don't have an ending,,, except that he stops writing.
    The characters are engaging (if a little two dimensional) but the crime (in this case anyway) is convoluted and unlikely.
    George Guidall is the saving grace. His performance let me give this book more stars than I would have without him.
    I think this is my 3rd McGarrity book but there won't be a fourth. I'm truly sorry Mr. McGarrity -- I really did try.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donald NORMANDY PARK, WA, United States 07-07-13
    Donald NORMANDY PARK, WA, United States 07-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "As good as anything by John Sanford"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    McGarrity is as good as John Sanford and Tony Hillerman and better than Craig Johnson.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    beverly las cruces, nm, United States 01-25-13
    beverly las cruces, nm, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "great story line"
    What made the experience of listening to Slow Kill the most enjoyable?

    reading the whole series, this story just adds more flavor to the character


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

    not all of the time... but the story was a great flow.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    all


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    Colorado-reader Boulder, Co USA 07-10-13
    Colorado-reader Boulder, Co USA 07-10-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Strong start to boring drivel - a WASTE of time"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm not sure who would enjoy a play-by-play of everything from what kind of tie a "non-character" wore, to changing a baby's diaper, to what the detective's wife (who the reader doesn't know from Eve) is doing at work. If one has a low tolerance for irrelevant filler this story will drive you mad. If filler is ok with you as long as it adds ambiance, this story will make you ill.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    My mind needed a little refreshment so I'm listening to Lee Child's "The Hard Way.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Mr Guidall sounded like he had poorly fitted false teeth much of the time. He did a good job keeping the character's voices straight. If he does have false teeth, I will leave the subject to him and his dentist. If not, leave the whistling saliva voice out.


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

    There were some very good ideas to form interesting stories around, but each died a slow, slooow death.


    Any additional comments?

    There are some authors who should not go anywhere with a tape recorder or dictation software. I think McGarrity is one. He seems to think that minutia is interesting and good writing. It's not. Giving the reader a short history lesson is ok to set the stage, or if it is relevant to the story; but to do it for passing scenery, roadside stops, and suburbs is just lazy filler.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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