Kevin Kerney

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588 ratings

Tularosa 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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  • Book 1

    • Tularosa

    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Out West Meets US Army, GREAT STORY!

    • By Debbie on 09-02-14

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Mexican Hat

    • A Kevin Kerney Novel, Book 2
    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    Critically acclaimed author Michael McGarrity’s powerful tale is packed with constant surprises and nonstop action. When retired Santa Fe detective Kevin Kerney discovers a mysterious body, his quiet summer in the Gila Wilderness is interrupted. Narrator George Guidall holds you spellbound as Kerney tangles with a modern paramilitary group and a vicious 60-year-old feud.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Series gets better & better

    • By Dawn on 12-30-14

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 3

    • Serpent Gate

    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328

    Serpent Gate portrays former Santa Fe policeman Kevin Kerney in a perilous struggle against corrupt officers, New Mexico politicians, and a deadly enemy from the past. Recruited for the State police by the new chief, Kerney searches the mountainous countryside for a patrolman’s killer. Quickly solving the months-old murder, he takes on a more challenging assignment: recover the priceless art collection stolen from the governor’s office.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent!

    • By Bond James Bond on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

    • The Big Gamble

    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    When a fire in an abandoned fruit stand in rural Lincoln County reveals the murdered body of a woman gone missing from Sante Fe years ago, Police Chief Kevin Kerney finds himself cooperating with his estranged son, a man he hardly knows, Deputy Sheriff Clayton Istee. While Kerney digs into the woman's past, hoping to find clues that will lead to a credible suspect, Clayton must unravel two more homicides that seem on the surface totally unrelated.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What Happened McGarrity? Not Up to Par

    • By Paula on 10-26-16

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 8

    • Everyone Dies

    • Kevin Kerney #8
    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: Patrick G Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his wife, Lieutenant Colonel Sara Brannon, are on leave and eagerly awaiting the birth of their son when a prominent gay attorney is gunned down outside his office by an unknown assailant. Called to the crime scene and faced with scanty evidence and no apparent motive, Kerney directs his chief of detectives to delve into the victim's personal and professional life, a decision that ultimately leads to a SWAT team screw-up and the death of two innocent people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little disjointed.

    • By Hill on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 9

    • Slow Kill

    • A Kevin Kerney Novel
    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Close but not cigar

    • By Kathy on 05-31-12

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 10

    • Nothing but Trouble

    • A Kevin Kerney Novel
    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    After years away on the pro rodeo circuit, Johnny Jordan struts into Santa Fe to ask his boyhood friend, Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney, to serve as a technical advisor on a contemporary Western movie to be filmed along the Mexican border. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adding McGarrity to my "Prayer Review"

    • By Dave Staats on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $52.33

  • Book 11

    • Death Song

    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    In Lincoln County, New Mexico, the slaying of a deputy sheriff and his wife reunites Police Chief Kerney and his son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, on the bloody trail of drug-running killers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing ending

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-19-13

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 12

    • Dead or Alive

    • A Kevin Kerney Novel
    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Lawman turned best-selling author Michael McGarrity presents this thrilling Kevin Kerney novel—packed with gritty action—that “series fans will relish” ( Publishers Weekly). Called out of retirement, Kerney must take up the hunt for a psychotic killer who’s been blazing a path of carnage from Texas to Colorado. Fortunately he’ll have help from his half-Indian son, Sgt. Clayton Istee.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Rather be dead

    • By Rusty on 09-28-13

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 13

    • Residue

    • A Kevin Kerney Novel
    • By: Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A long-unsolved mystery gets a grim new break when the bones of Kim Ward are unearthed in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 45 years after her disappearance. Suspicion swiftly falls on her old college boyfriend: none other than retired police chief Kevin Kerney. The chief's hopes of clearing his name look bleak in the face of damning evidence compiled against him by State Police Lieutenant Clayton Istee. Left grasping for clues, with no alibi and not a single witness to speak for him, Kerney and his wife must race to reconstruct long-past events to identify the one person who can clear his name.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A sad residue of previous McGarrity novels.

    • By Donald on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $20.99