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Terry Yzzi, Kerney's expartner, ask him to locate his son, reported missing from the hight-security White Sands Missile Range in souther New Mexico
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1996.
ISBN: 9780393039221
Branch Call Number: M/MCGA
Characteristics: 304p. 24cm.


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Feb 04, 2019

I will admit I chose to read this book because I lived in the area for six months. McGarrity totally captured the beauty, wild weather, and history of White Sands!

The main character, Kevin Kerney, is pulled into investigating the disappearance of his godson, Sammy, who has been reported AWOL from White Sands Missile Range. (Sammy's father, Terry, is the former partner who ended Kerney's career with the Santa Fe Police Department when his drinking got Kerney shot into early medical retirement.) Captain Sara J. Brannon is in charge of the military investigation into Sammy’s disappearance and she's not thrilled with Kerney, although they forge an uneasy alliance and eventually grow to respect each other's investigative skills.

Would I have rated this book four stars had I not lived in the area at one time? Probably more like three stars. The part of the story about the Apache war chief named Victorio plundering and then hiding gold and other treasures on the White Sands Missle Range felt far-fetched, although it is an actual legend. The romance between Sara and Kevin seemed a bit forced and unnecessary. Having written that, though, I'm eager to read the next book in the series!

Aug 15, 2010

The first book in the Kevin Kearney series kept me in enough suspense to want to read the next one.


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