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Review: Hermit's Peak

Hermit's Peak
Title: Hermit’s Peak
Author: Michael McGarrity
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Pocket Books
Copyright: 1999
Pages: 351
Keywords: mystery
Reading period: 31 August–1 September, 2009

Kevin Kerney, deputy chief of the New Mexico State Police, has just inherited a high-country ranch, where he finds a dis­mem­bered skeleton.

An old-school police procedural (by a real cop) with believable characters and a not im­plau­si­ble plot. The prose is a little clumsy, but the story pulled me along.

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