DEATH SONG by Michael McGarrity - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
Dec. 2007 NY: Penguin. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket, signed by the author.
Michael McGarrity's eleventh novel in the acclaimed Kevin Kerney
series achieves a new depth of masterful storytelling and a plot that
will captivate readers. With McGarrity's rich, personal knowledge of
police work displayed on every page, and his stunning visual sense of
place in the vast New Mexico landscape, Death Song firmly proves that he deserves his place among the great mystery writers today.
The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the
brutal murder of the deputy's wife in Santa Fe bring Police Chief Kevin
Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, back
together in a double homicide investigation-an investigation that is
soon linked to a major drug trafficking scheme and the cold-blooded
slaughter of two women in Albuquerque. With few clues, no known
motives, and no suspects, the investigation turns into a search for the
son of the slain officer, eighteen-year-old Brian Riley, who left Santa
Fe under suspicious circumstances before his father's death.
Due to retire at the end of the month, Kevin Kerney isn't about to let
the murder of a police officer's wife go unsolved on his watch,
especially since the dead woman was the sister of a dear friend; and
crime scene facts strongly suggest that the killer may have also
ambushed the deputy sheriff. Kerney assumes command of the combined
investigation and calls upon Clayton to find Brian Riley, discover what
triggered the murders, and give him the ammunition he needs to bring a
multiple murderer to justice. Death Song is McGarrity in full stride and at his best.