Everyone Dies [NOOK Book]

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With "a cunning mind for crime fiction" (New York Times Book Review), Anthony Award-nominated Michael McGarrity ratchets up the stakes in his novel of a vengeful killer with an unspeakable agenda: offing people with ties to the criminal justice system. Next on the list: Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney, his wife, Lieutenant Colonel Sara Brannon, and their unborn son.


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Overview

With "a cunning mind for crime fiction" (New York Times Book Review), Anthony Award-nominated Michael McGarrity ratchets up the stakes in his novel of a vengeful killer with an unspeakable agenda: offing people with ties to the criminal justice system. Next on the list: Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney, his wife, Lieutenant Colonel Sara Brannon, and their unborn son.


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Michael McGarrity, a former deputy sheriff, brings an insider's perspective to this dynamic, character-driven story, a hard-hitting blend of police procedural and edge-of-your seat thriller. Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney has big plans for his vacation, but everything goes on hold when his friend, a prominent gay attorney, is murdered. The shocking crime is just the beginning, though. Next, the horse Kerney trained and cared for is viciously slaughtered, a former colleague is found murdered, and someone delivers poisoned rats to Kerney's home along with a horrifying note explaining that the killer's real target is Kerney himself. But, the note says, the chief must suffer before Everyone Dies….
The New York Times
Michael McGarrity is one of those low-key pros who keep the genre honest with realistic crime stories and plain-talking cops who know the procedures. The virtues of this down-to-earth style are on view in Everyone Dies, No. 8 in a solid series set in New Mexico and braced by Kevin Kerney as the chief of the Santa Fe Police Department. — Marilyn Stasio
Publishers Weekly
The questions and concerns of relationships, both everyday and extraordinary, personal and professional, lie at the heart of McGarrity's ninth entry in his Kevin Kerney series of police procedurals (The Big Gamble; Tularosa; The Judas Judge). Kerney, chief of the Santa Fe police force, and his wife, Sara Brannon, pregnant and due to give birth at any moment, have just begun a much needed vacation. Sara is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Military Police and will be assigned to the Pentagon just six weeks after the baby is born-a career move that Kerney opposes. A vicious killer slashes his way into the midst of this family crisis, beginning by shooting a Santa Fe lawyer, and in quick succession murdering Kerney's beloved horse, a forensic psychologist and a probation officer. It doesn't take long for Kerney to realize that his entire family has been targeted, especially after the killer begins leaving messages that say, "Everyone Dies." Area law enforcement personnel rally around the chief and begin a massive investigation. The large and varied supporting cast is sometimes difficult to keep straight, but McGarrity's fondness for his characters is evident, as is his love for the harsh but beautiful mountain and desert landscape they inhabit. Readers familiar with the series will be happy to settle back with the chief, his complicated family and the men and women of the department for another enjoyable installment. Major ad/promo; 20-city author tour. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney stars in the eighth entry (after The Big Gamble) in this popular crime series, set in New Mexico. Kerney is planning to take a few weeks of vacation to spend time with his very pregnant wife, who is on leave from her army duties, and to oversee the building of their new house. A serial killer has different ideas, however, and the events he sets in motion with the murder of a popular defense attorney involve dead pets, ominous messages in blood ("everyone dies"), and increasingly macabre killings that pull the murderer's intricate noose tighter and tighter around Kerney and his family. This tautly woven narrative is not for the faint of heart; as the tension builds, the plot's twists and turns involve some brutal and disturbing scenes. McGarrity's trademark use of the magical New Mexico landscape remains an integral part of the narrative. Highly recommended for most popular fiction collections.-Ann Forister, Roseville P.L., CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Another impeccable outing from the master of the small-city procedural (The Big Gamble, 2002, etc.) Santa Fe's the small city, Kevin Kerney its estimable police chief, a man of strong convictions, strong feelings-sensitive, yes, but sufficiently draconian when the situation warrants. Now, however, he finds himself stalked by a relentless sociopath bent on vengeance for acts of aggression he chooses not to specify and Kerney can't imagine. The decorated war veteran, famously cool under fire, would never be unduly disturbed by threats aimed solely at him, but his heart does flip-flops when he reads a note that says: "Kerney, can't wait to meet the wife. See you soon." Found near the corpse of a woman horribly murdered, it refers ominously to Sara Brannon Kerney, days away from delivering their child. A horse Kerney lovingly trained is slaughtered; the house owned by Clayton Istee, Kerney's son, is booby-trapped, blown to bits; the hospital where Sarah's confined is scarily penetrated. Corpses pile up, the investigation heats up, but the avenger is not only clever but also well informed about cops and the ways an unwary perpetrator can play into (or a savvy one remain tantalizingly out of) their hands. At length, of course, the Kerneys and their would-be killer meet face-off in a denouement as sudden and violent as it is satisfying. Warning to the fainthearted: Every thirty pages or so your mouth may go dry. Author tour
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101118757
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/3/2004
  • Series: Kevin Kerney Series , #8
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 84,022
  • File size: 284 KB

Meet the Author

Michael McGarrity

Michael McGarrity is author of the Anthony Award-nominated Tularosa, Mexican Hat, Serpent Gate, Hermit's Peak, The Judas Judge, Under the Color of Law, and The Big Gamble. A former deputy sheriff for Santa Fe County, he established the first Sex Crimes Unit. He has also served as an instructor at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and as an investigator for the New Mexico Public Defender's Office.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Decent read

    I enjoyed this story, maybe because I am from New Mexico, and have been to most of places in the story.

    I like the fact that the author keeps it simple, yet interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2011

    Very suspenseful, highly recommend

    Synopsis: Prominent gay attorney gunned down by an unknown assailant. Second victim with ties to the criminal justice system is found with her throat slit along with a warning EVERYONE DIES. Next on the madman's list: Kerney, his wife, and their unborn son. Just when you think you know what's what, the next victim changes that. The villain is revealed fairly early on, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2003

    Edge of the Seat Thriller

    Michael McGarrity continues with his character of Police Chief Kevin Kerney in EVERYONE DIES. This story finds Kerney and wife, Sara, expecting the arrival of their son, Patrick Brannon Kerney at any moment. At a time when everything should be happy and calm, terror and possible death are awaiting the couple instead. It gets so harrowing that Kerney has to deputize his own wife. Set in Santa Fe and having a great Southwestern flavor, it begins with the murder of a gay attorney and is followed by the vicious murder of Kerney¿s favorite mustang. If this is not enough, a parole officer is found with her throat cut and painting missing from her home. But the final straw comes with the complete destruction of the home of Kerney¿s son and attempted murder of him, his wife and two children. The son, Clayton, was conceived with an Apache girl when Kerney was in college and he was never told of the pregnancy. He only recently found out he was a father. Their relationship is wary at best but Clayton comes to learn that maybe the things his mother told him over the years are less that then full truth. These seemingly unrelated murders are all tied together. Only by using the best CSI techniques and good police work will the Santa Fe police, along with the Apache reservation police, find the clues and determine why and finally who is trying to kill the whole Kerney family. With today¿s interest in CSI shows on television, this story is right on target with its descriptions of the use of forensics and modern day police investigation. EVERYONE DIES is written as an ¿edge of the seat¿ thriller that Michael McGarrity is so known for. It is a book about which you will say ¿I can¿t put it down¿ and one you won¿t want to put down until you find out ¿who-dun-it¿.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2003

    Everyone Dies (A Kevin Kerney Novel)

    Michael McGarrity¿s ¿Everyone Dies¿ is an outstanding, intricately plotted police procedural. With his experience at various law enforcement agencies, Mr. McGarrity writes with a most authoritative voice. There is a lot of credibility between the covers. Mr. McGarrity peoples the novel with a host of characters in support of Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney. The important and continuing ones are fully developed---you truly get to know and care about them. Ultimately this sophisticated tale is one of revenge. A diabolically clever villain from Chief Kerney¿s past is out to kill Kerney---but not before eliminating those Kerney holds dear. Kerney¿s wife and unborn son are among the targets. A massive manhunt with all New Mexico law enforcement organizations involved is mounted. Kerney's reputation for decency, fairness and integrity prevents the usual inter-agency turf battles. You feel the frustration, disappointment and stimulation brought on by the day-to-day info gathering, false leads and cold trails the cops encounter---and the elation felt as the pieces of the puzzle come together. In a wonderful twist, the inventive and resourceful villain shrewdly sets up an unwitting loner to take the fall. It is a brilliant cover up, foiled only by the patsy¿s own extra-legal activities. One of the best reversals I have experienced. New Mexico is an important character in all the Kerney novels. Mr. McGarrity puts you inside the investigation and the Land of Enchantment. An under appreciated author and series. All eight in the Kevin Kerney series are keepers. Do not hesitate to follow this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    I got Magnetron

    But i may post Mag or Tron mostly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Xena & Halo's ¿ Kits ¿

    Salem ~ [Rp'd by me]
    <br> *She* is the runt of the litter. She has a pure white pelt, but it looks dashed with a light grey, hardly noticable. Her two front paws are cloaked in a dark pitch black. Her eyes are a unique deep, mysterious purple, specked with a molten gold.
    <br> Sh has a calm personality. She i mostly defined as adventerous, curious, and iutgoing. But, being the runt, her siblings tease over her, but he hardly pays attention anymore. Her favorite sibling is just the opposite of her, th big boy Magnetron. Small, but she is cunning and has a hot temper, and is just as stubborn as her mom
    <p> Nyx ~ [Open to Rp]
    <br> *He* has a grizzled and kinda crazy light brown, dark brown, golden, maroon pelt. Very stangley enough, he has molten gold colored eyes, and his left ear has a pure white star on it.
    <br> He is very full of himsef and over-confident. Although, he is extremly intelligent and a quick learner, an instant smart killer. He is co<_>cky and never backs down fom a challenge, and certainly can inflict the damage to make the challenger hurt. He teases and taunts salem like none other.
    <p> Hecate ~ [Open to Rp]
    <br> *She* has a bold, flaming ginger pelt, and is complete with a dark grey on each of er paws, like boots. Her tail tip is also a dark ashen grey. Her eyes are a stunning emrald green of cunning.
    <br> She does tease Salem along with Nyx, but not as much, but pretty close. She is not very smart all the time, but she has ruthless and cunning murder know-how, and will not think twice to unseath her claws and show up her skills. She, on the outside, is confident and focused, but, she is in hersef insecure and scared that she will trip up and be teased like Salem is, hence why she teases er sister. To make Salem feel the frightendness she does on the inside.
    <p> Magnetron ~ [ Open for Rp ]
    <br> *He* is the biggest of the litter. He is strong built with square broad shoulders and is naturally musculed. His pelt is a total pitch black, so te shadows hide him in the nght, perfect for assasains. His eyes are a murky dark brown, making him even harder to see in the dark.
    <br> He is almost entirely silent. He doesn't talk often and hardly shows any emotion, for he knows that no emotions makes the perfect killer. He only shows any slim feelings or affection for his smaller sister, Salem. He will talk towards his siblings, but only to defend Salem from Nyx's and Hecate's jeers. He is a natural born thinker, nd is way smarter than he lets on, potentianlly smarter than perfect Nyx.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    action packed police procedural

    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. <P>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 menace (oxymoron?). Soon others related either by blood or professionally to Kevin are killed with the brazen culprit leaving the message ¿Everyone Dies¿. Kerney and other law enforcement officials in the region put together a massive manhunt seeking to stop a killer who is getting closer and closer to Kevin¿s epicenter, Sara. <P>Though at times this police procedural feels like Cecil DeMille cast the players, fans will appreciate the energy Michael McGarrity imbues in his hero, support players, and New Mexico that turns a serial killer tale into a personal who-done-it for readers rooting for Kevin. The story line is exciting though the death toll rises rather quickly. The investigation is top rate and the family crisis is fully developed and understandable so that the audience receives a solid episode in a strong series. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    Everyone Dies (A Kevin Kerney Novel)

    Michael McGarrity¿s ¿Everyone Dies¿ is an outstanding, intricately plotted police procedural. With his experience at various law enforcement agencies, Mr. McGarrity writes with a most authoritative voice. There is a lot of credibility between the covers. Mr. McGarrity peoples the novel with a host of characters in support of Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney. The important and continuing ones are fully developed---you truly get to know and care about them. Ultimately this sophisticated tale is one of revenge. A diabolically clever villain from Chief Kerney¿s past is out to kill Kerney---but not before eliminating those Kerney holds dear. Kerney¿s wife and unborn son are among the targets. A massive manhunt with all New Mexico law enforcement organizations involved is mounted. Kerney reputation for decency, fairness and integrity prevents the usual inter-agency turf battles. You feel the frustration, disappointment and stimulation brought on by the day-to-day info gathering, false leads and cold trails the cops encounter---and the elation felt as the pieces of the puzzle come together. In a wonderful twist, the inventive and resourceful villain shrewdly sets up an unwitting loner to take the fall. It is a brilliant cover up, foiled only by the patsy¿s own extra-legal activities. One of the best reversals I have experienced. New Mexico is an important character in all the Kerney novels. Mr. McGarrity puts you inside the investigation and the Land of Enchantment. An under appreciated author and series. All eight in the Kevin Kerney series are keepers. Do not hesitate to follow this series.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
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    Posted January 21, 2010

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    Posted January 11, 2010

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    Posted January 1, 2010

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    Posted February 5, 2011

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