Bag Limit: A Posadas County Mystery (Posadas County Mysteries)

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Parked high on a side road on the flank of the second highest peak in the San Cristobal mountains, peacefully surveying what soon would no longer be his responsibility as a sheriff, almost-seventy Bill Gastner could think that the night would be without incident. He'd be wrong. He doesn't foresee that a car full of alcohol-inspired adolescents would run into his automobile. Nor that the driver would take off and disappear in the nearby woods. Far from uneventful, this night turns out to be one of the toughest in Bill Gastner's many years as undersheriff and then sheriff in this sparsely populated border area of New Mexico. Gastner knows the young driver and his family - including the soon-to-be-sheriff, Bobby Torrez. Taken into custody from his home, the prisoner seems far too upset about being arrested. During the trip to the jail he makes a desperate attempt to flee again, an attempt that ends in his being hit and killed by an oncoming truck. Gastner has to dig deep to learn what is behind this tragic overreaction to a serious but unfortunately common DWI arrest. With the imminent election, the visit of Gastner's former deputy with her surgeon husband and their two very active young ones and the near riot the dead youth's neighbors stage when his father dies suddenly, the sheriff's last few days in office are not as uneventful as he had hoped. But Gastner stoically retrieves the law-enforcement tools he has packed away, including his talent for detection, his diplomacy, and his just plain common sense. He has used them all successfully for many years, and it's a joy to watch him use them one more time.

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Steven F. Havill lives with his wife of 40 years, Kathleen, in Ratón, New Mexico. He is the author of 21 novels set in the American west, taught secondary schools for 25 years, and recently earned an AAS degree in gunsmithing.

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Bill Gastner, the septuagenarian sheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico, is 72 hours from retirement and plagued by insomnia and the toughest, deadliest case of his career. A local teen is killed escaping from Gastner's police car, the teen's father dies in mysterious circumstances, and someone reports cattle rustling. Rusty Nelson's delivery is low-key and laconic as the story reveals clues as subtle as the faintest of winds brushing the vegetation along an empty highway. Nelson's rich, oftentimes conspiratorial narration is perfect for this sleepy border town where everyone is a genealogist and gazetteer of the highest order. K.A.T. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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