Living in London while his wife serves as a military attaché at the
American Embassy, recently retired Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney
gets an early morning phone call that changes everything and sends him
hurrying home to his New Mexico ranch. Riley Burke, his partner in a
horsetraining enterprise, has been mowed down on Kerney’s doorstep by
an escaped prisoner cutting a murderous swath through New Mexico.
As the killings mount, Kerney teams up with his half-Apache son,
Lieutenant Clayton Istee of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, to
hunt for a psychotic murderer with a growing appetite for blood, who
has no intention to be taken alive.Fans of Cormac MaCarthy’s No Country for Old Men and Tony Hillerman’s Navajo County mysteries will find Michael McGarrity’s Dead or Alive a powerful story of the manhunt for a deranged killer in the American Southwest.
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