Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the shadow of the fallen Old Man of the Mountain, on a lonely stretch of mountain road, two men lay dead. A spasm of violence that took only a few minutes to play out leaves a community divided and searching for answers.

Bad Blood is the riveting account of the long-standing feud between Franconia, New Hampshire, police officer Bruce McKay, 48, and Liko Kenney, 24. In May 2007, Kenney shot and killed Officer McKay, following a dramatic ...
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Overview

In the shadow of the fallen Old Man of the Mountain, on a lonely stretch of mountain road, two men lay dead. A spasm of violence that took only a few minutes to play out leaves a community divided and searching for answers.

Bad Blood is the riveting account of the long-standing feud between Franconia, New Hampshire, police officer Bruce McKay, 48, and Liko Kenney, 24. In May 2007, Kenney shot and killed Officer McKay, following a dramatic chase that began with a routine traffic stop. Kenney, cousin of ski legend Bode Miller, was then shot and killed by a shadowy passerby. Almost immediately, the tragic incident revealed deep tensions within this otherwise quiet community in the White Mountains with charges that Kenney was a hell-raiser and mentally unstable and counter-charges that Officer McKay was a rogue cop who dispensed justice as a way to settle personal scores. Striving to get at the truth of the story, the author uncovers a complicated mix of personalities and motivations. Local and statewide interests clash while regional and national media— and even YouTube viewers— supply ready stereotypes to fit their agendas. Amid larger questions of the meaning of individual freedom we are, ultimately, helpless witnesses to an inevitable clash of characters.
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Editorial Reviews

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"It was a bad mixture waiting to happen," one witness described it. "They hated each other." The long-standing feud between aggressive police officer Bruce McKay and local ne'er-do-well Liko Kenney was well known in their small New Hampshire community. When it boiled over in May 2007, a mountain road incident left both men dead and the town divided about who was really responsible. Was Liko really a crazy young hell-raiser, as many claimed, or was McKay a violent rogue cop exacting his own form of justice? In Bad Blood, Casey Sherman recounts the events and sorts out the controversy.
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

In this riveting true crime tale, rural Franconia, N.H. becomes a major character alongside "wild child" Liko Kenney, authoritarian police officer Bruce McKay, foul-mouthed Vietnam vet Greg Floyd, and a host of polarized townfolk. After a long feud, hippie-ish Kenny and officer McKay finalize their relationship with a standoff that leaves them both dead, thanks in part to the interference of troubled ex-Marine Greg Floyd (who shot Kenney). Boston-based journalist Sherman (A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler) dissects the case with painstaking care, documenting a number of Franconia voices, each with its own version of events, to figure out why a typical small-town conflict between "the hard-nosed cop and the rebellious kid" turned unexpectedly murderous. Characters are not just colorful but complete, making Floyd's confession, at a village store two days later, all the more shocking and bizarre: with a "breezy demeanor," Floyd announced, "I'm the guy that shot that kid." As daunting facts come to light, the townspeople form two opposing camps-those for Floyd and those against-making it all but impossible for them to discern anything important from the shooting. Focusing the testimony of witnesses, loved ones and officials, Sherman provides that missing sense of perspective with skill.
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“In this riveting true crime tale …Characters are not just colorful but complete…As daunting facts come to light, the townspeople form two opposing camps—those for Floyd and those against—making it all but impossible for them to discern anything important from the shooting. Focusing the testimony of witnesses, loved ones and officials, Sherman provides that missing sense of perspective with skill.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Bad Blood is a story about the different worlds coexisting in that isolated piece of the New Hampshire mountains, and how easily that coexistence can twist into conflict or disaster. It also reminds us that there’s more to every story than meets the eye.”—Foster’s Daily Democrat

“Sherman’s telling of the McKay-Kenney story is fluid, crisp and accurate.”—Nashua Telegraph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584658832
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 656,280
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Casey Sherman
CASEY SHERMAN is a Boston-based journalist and the author of A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler, Black Irish, and Black Dragon. He is the co-author of The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue.
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Table of Contents

Prologue
Chapters 1 – 15
Author’s Note
Bibliography
Illustrations follow page 102
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