By Michael McGarrity
Enthusiasts of Cormac MaCarthy’s No state for outdated males and Tony Hillerman’s Navajo County mysteries will locate Michael McGarrity’s useless or Alive a strong tale of the manhunt for a deranged killer within the American Southwest.
Living in London whereas his spouse serves as an army attaché on the American Embassy, lately retired Santa Fe Police leader Kevin Kerney will get an early morning cell name that adjustments every little thing and sends him hurrying domestic to his New Mexico ranch. Riley Burke, his accomplice in a horsetraining company, has been mowed down on Kerney’s doorstep by way of an escaped prisoner slicing a murderous swath via New Mexico.
As the killings mount, Kerney groups up together with his half-Apache son, Lieutenant Clayton Istee of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s division, to seek for a psychotic assassin with a growing to be urge for food for blood, who has no purpose to be taken alive
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He’s heard this story a dozen times, and it has never sounded more ridiculous than it does right now, with her on the stand. He frankly never expected the case to get this far. He was sure just the mention of Ms. Moreland’s name and profession to the defendant’s lawyer, the fact that she claimed any association with Mr. Cummings, would be enough for an instant settlement. He actually imagined the whole thing would be handled in a single phone call. But he grossly underestimated Charlie Luckman’s propensity for bluff calling.
Jay, transﬁxed, reads it two more times. Buffalo Bayou. Fifth Ward. White male, shot twice. His ﬁrst thought is of her, the woman from the boat. He remembers the rock and roll of water beneath their feet, the screams and the gunshots, two, one on top of the other. He remembers the taste of the bayou water, bitter and foul. They’ve mentioned her only once. Sunday morning Bernie lay in bed and told him the dream she’d had the night before. They were on an island somewhere, riding around on a bus.
She starts to take it off right there in the hallway. “Not here,” he says, surprised, again, by how much instruction she needs. He looks up and down the hallway, making sure opposing counsel hasn’t witnessed this whole routine, his client’s backstage preparations. He nods toward the ladies’ washroom across the way. ” The hearing is due to start in three minutes, and it won’t look good for them to be late before this judge. Jay is going to need as much goodwill and mercy as the court will see ﬁt to offer.
Dead or Alive (Kevin Kerney, Book 12) by Michael McGarrity