Hermit's Peak: A Kevin Kerney Novel

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael McGarrity

Narrated By: Ed J Araiza

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 1999

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

The riveting new Kevin Kerney novel from the bestselling author of Serpent Gate
When an old family friend unexpectedly leaves Kevin Kerney 6400 acres of high country land outside Las Vegas, New Mexico, the thing Kerney wants to think about is police work. Taking a rare weekend off from his job as deputy chief of the New Mexico State Police, Kerney sets out to explore the land, a rugged mesa in the shadow of Hermit's Peak.
Before Kerney can get very far, he comes upon an ailing stray dog with a woman's running shoe in its mouth. The dog leads him to the butchered bones of a murder victim, and Kerney finds he's inherited a homicide along with a ranch. Determined not to see his weekend ruined, Kerney turns the investigation over to the state police district office and continues his survey of his windfall inheritance, only to find that timber thieves have clear-cut a great swath of woodland in a remote canyon.
Unsure of whether he can pay the inheritance taxes, hold on to the land, and realize his dream to ranch again, Kerney returns to Santa Fe. There, he finds that Sara Brannon -- a woman he cares deeply about -- has arrived to visit him. As Kerney and Sara begin trying to sort out a relationship that means more to both of them than either is willing to admit, Kerney is called back to Hermit's Peak. Another murder victim has been found at a remote cabin next to Kerney's property, and he is soon engaged in a race against time to solve two murders and avert another. Filled with breakneck action and authentic detail, Hermit's Peak is Michael McGarrity's most involving novel yet.

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  • David W.

    This book, in its original form, is magnificent. I read it years ago and bought the audiobook to listen to during my commute. I was well into the audiobook before I realized it was abridged (and I can't find an unabridged version anywhere). The book is a 5-star read, but the process of abridging it, gutted much of the life out of it. I'm very open-minded about narrators - especially new-to-me narrators, but this guy seemed to sleep through the narration. Making it even worse were some unbelievable pronunciation errors that were so distracting it was hard to get beyond it - for example: he read "Kim Jong Il" as "Kim Jong the second". How does that even get through editing? This audiobook was a real disappointment.

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