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Heartshot (Bill Gastner #1)
     

Heartshot (Bill Gastner #1)

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by Steven F Havill
 

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Posadas County, New Mexico, has very few mean streets and no city-slick cop shop. But it has an earnest, elected Sheriff and his aging Undersheriff—William C. Gastner. Pushing sixty, widower Bill has no other life than in law enforcement—and doesn’t want one, even if he’s being nudged gently toward retirement. Then big time trouble strikes.

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Posadas County, New Mexico, has very few mean streets and no city-slick cop shop. But it has an earnest, elected Sheriff and his aging Undersheriff—William C. Gastner. Pushing sixty, widower Bill has no other life than in law enforcement—and doesn’t want one, even if he’s being nudged gently toward retirement. Then big time trouble strikes.
A car full of teens, running from a stop by Deputy Torrez, goes air­borne into a rocky outcrop, killing all five kids and revealing a package of cocaine under the seat. Has someone brought big-time crime to the county.
Bill is now dealing with grieving par­ents—one of whom starts packing a gun. Then a second explosion of violence fells an undercover cop.
Under pressure, the sheriff’s department pulls together to make a formidable team. Its weak spot may be Bill whose mind is too tough to crumble but whose body, long mistreated, gradually succumbs to stress. Ignoring all advice—and sense—he pilots the case to a final dramatic, midair confrontation where the fate of the killer—and the cop—will be decided....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615950799
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
05/27/2011
Series:
Bill Gastner Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
210,189
File size:
628 KB

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Meet the Author

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

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Heartshot (Undersheriff Bill Gastner Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While reading this novel, I can picture all the scenes as if I'm watching a television show. I enjoyed it very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartshot is a great book to start this series. I have read three in the series and now am on #4. They just keep getting better. There is no sex or bad language (except a light touch now and then) that I have come across. Recommend this series to anyone who likes good writing and murder mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
police procedural set in small town New Mexico, interesting characters, good plot. I want to know about these people and their town/county.
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