Dutton, Sep 2003, 23.95, 336 pp.
Santa Fe Chief of Police Kevin Kerney looks forward to the vacation with his beloved pregnant wife US Army MP LTC Sara Brannon. The couple is at odds over her next assignment at the Pentagon only six weeks after their baby is due.
However, their time alone is put on hold when the murdered body of attorney Jack Potter is found on the streets with the crime scene contaminated by a moronic media ... Hermit's Peak
Kevin Kerney, county sheriff, goes out to inspect his newly inherited property near Las Vegas, New Mexico. While there, he discovers a skeleton. He also finds someone has been harvesting his timber. Later he finds another man shot to death on his property and a marijuana crop growing behind a cabin. How is it all connected?... Slow Kill
Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney travels to a California ranch looking to buy some prime quarter horse breeding stock; instead, he finds himself the prime suspect in a possible homicide when a guest at the ranch, Clifford Spalding, is found dead. Confronted by a determined cop unwilling to let him off the hook, Kerney decides to conduct his own investigation. As he digs into the victim's background, he learns that Spalding's ex-wife refuses to believe ... The Big Gamble
Dutton July 2002, 23.95, 320 pp.
On a little traveled road in Lincoln County, New Mexico at the site of a burned down fruit stand, two bodies are found in the remaining rumble. One body is that of small time gambler Joseph John who recently struck it big on the reservation casino while the other corpse is that of Anne Marie Montoya, a woman who disappeared into thin air one decade ago.
The primary on the Montoya case is Santa F...
The Judas Judge
In his fifth story, Kevin Kerney, New Mexico cop, has to handle the investigation into the seemingly random killing of six victims found murded at remote campgrounds in the vast desert and high mountains of New Mexico. He battles lies, deceit and family secrets and a stalker with an appetite for revenge to piece together a shocking motive for murder while dealing with a wife he rarely sees, and a startling surprise from the past. Kerney has to use all ... Under the Color of Law
Dutton, Jul 2001, 23.95, 288 pp.
Kevin Kerney returns to New Mexico as the new Chief of police, but before he settles into his new job, he has a major homicide case. Ms. Phyllis Terrell, estranged wife of a US Ambassador is found dead in her home. Before the chief and his men dig too deep, the FBI, claiming national security, takes over the investigation.
While the FBI whitewash the case, across town at the College o...