New York. 1996. Norton. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 304 pages. April 1996. hardcover. Jacket painting by Peter de la Fuente. Signed by The Author. 0393039226. keywords: Mystery New Mexico. inventory # 28232. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Tularosa - the place of reddish willows in Spanish - holds the key to Kevin Kerney’s past and his future. Ex-chief of detectives in the Santa Fe Police Department, retired early by a shot-up leg, Kerney is drawn back into action when Navajo Indian Terry Yazzi, his ex-partner and the man responsible for his injuries, asks him to locate his son, reported missing from the high-security White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico. To find Sammy Yazzi, Kerney must track clues that lead deep into the histories of the region - Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo - and, surprisingly, into his own family’s ranching past. And he must deal with the complicated feelings triggered by the army’s investigator, Captain Sara Brannon, a fiery young officer as formidable as she is attractive. Bookseller Inventory # 28232
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A novel whose nonstop plot, compelling characters, and vivid evocation of the Southwest will set readers' pulses racing and launch a mainstream Western writer for the '90s and beyond.Tularosa--"the place of reddish willows" in Spanish--holds the key to Kevin Kerney's past and his future. Ex-chief of detectives in the Santa Fe Police Department, shoved into early retirement by a shot-up leg, Kerney is fresher in body and mind than he realizes when Navajo Indian Terry Yazzi, his ex-partner and the man responsible for his injuries, asks him to locate his son, reported AWOL from the high-security White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.
To find Sammy Yazzi, Kerney must track clues that lead deep into the histories of the region-Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo-and, compellingly, into his own family's ranching past. And he must deal with the complicated feelings triggered by the officer in charge of the army's own investigation, Captain Sara Brannon, a fiery young officer as formidable as she is attractive. As Sammy's trail spirals into a web of murder, treason, and the smuggling of priceless artifacts, Kerney and Brannon travel an accelerating arc across the New Mexico scene--from the boutique-ridden plaza of Santa Fe, through the sharp-edged beauty of the high desert, to bordertown gambling dens--to a final confrontation in which, both wounded and at risk, they must fight for their lives and for each other against opponents who hold all the cards.
Tularosa begins a series featuring Kevin Kerney. In each book Kerney investigates a mystery in today's New Mexico with roots in the rich history of this fascinating region.
About the Author: Michael McGarrity, author of the acclaimed, best-selling crime novels featuring Kevin Kerney, is an ex-psychotherapist and former deputy sheriff. Nominated for both the Anthony and Spur Awards, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
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