Nothing but Trouble (Kevin Kerney Series #10)

Nothing but Trouble (Kevin Kerney Series #10)

by Michael McGarrity
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Nothing but Trouble (Kevin Kerney Series #10) by Michael McGarrity

Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney is back in the tenth and most entertaining novel in Michael McGarrity's acclaimed mystery series.

After years away on the pro rodeo circuit, Johnny Jordan struts into Santa Fe to ask his boyhood friend, Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney, to serve as a technical advisor on a contemporary Western movie to be filmed along the Mexican border. Kerney agrees and plans a working vacation on location, in a remote area of the state known as the Bootheel, with his wife, Lt. Colonel Sara Brannon, and their three-year-old son, Patrick. But, a dead man on the road near an isolated border crossing, a federal undercover investigation into immigrant smuggling, the search for a fugitive from military justice hiding somewhere in Europe, and Johnny Jordan's troublesome behavior all ensure that nothing goes as planned.

As separate investigations embroil them in circumstances that will forever change their lives, Kerney must care for Patrick while Sara plays a dangerous game of Pentagon politics. Packed with family secrets, international intrigue, and memorable characters, this is McGarrity's most ambitious and involving novel to date-- traveling an accelerating arc from Santa Fe to the desert grasslands and mountains of the Bootheel, to the most secret levels of the Pentagon, to a resort town on the coast of Ireland, and back to an adrenaline-charged climax on a desolate landing strip a few miles north of the Mexican border.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451412287
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/05/2006
Series: Kevin Kerney Series , #10
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 135,201
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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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Nothing But Trouble 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
bonemike More than 1 year ago
I rented as an audiobook for a long driving trip. Too many plot lines and characters to keep straight on the road.
dms2012 More than 1 year ago
Love this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Over the years, like many of you have probably done, I've expanded my author list adding McGarrity and his chief protagonist, Kevin Kerney. Nothing But Trouble kept us up-to-date with the main character but struggled somewhat with plotting. It happens to every author and the Kerney series is no exception. Even so, I still enjoyed the story and I'm looking forward to the next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a good thing I've already read (and loved) the rest of McGarrity's books, because if I'd read this one first I wouldn't have bothered with any others. It seems that McGarrity couldn't figure out how to flesh out a single compelling plot in enough detail to fill a book, so he wrote two unrelated so-so plots and went from one to the other. The promised investigation into illegal immigrant smuggling didn't go much of anywhere, and although some bad guys got theirs, my reaction at the end was 'is that all?' On the plus side, his descriptions of the New Mexico landscape are wonderful as always, and if you're interested in Ireland there's something for you there too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Mr. McGarrity s latest book, Nothing But Trouble. I am hooked on Kevn Kearney his character and have read every one of these books. I was in Sant Fe a few years ago and decided to visit the Presidental Museum and Mr. McGarrity was in there autographing books. I had not heard of him but after returning home from vacation I bought the first of the Kevin Kearney series and have been hooked ever sense....
harstan More than 1 year ago
Out of the blue Johnny Jordan asks his old friend Santa Fe Chief of Police Kevin Kerney to be a technical advisor for a movie that is being partially shot on his family¿s ranch. Kerney thinks it will be fun but on his way to the ranch headquarters of the Granite Pass Cattle Company, he finds the body of a young man who has just died. He later is approached by the FBI who tells him that the dead man was an agent working undercover to break up a network of smugglers transporting illegals over the border. Kerney is asked to keep an eye out on the doings of the ranch and report to another undercover contact. Not satisfied with the way the investigation is being handled, Kerney does some sleuthing on his own. --- His wife, a colonel in the US Army attached to the Pentagon, goes outside the chain of command and asks her boss¿s superior to let her go to Ireland where a Vietnam deserter and smuggler is relocating under an assumed name. This is a hot potato because in addition to her quarry, she works to bring in a smuggler with close ties to the presidential administration. The choices she makes changes the dynamics of the Kerney family. --- This is one of the best books in the Kevin Kerney series because readers have a balanced view of the protagonists¿ marriage as they struggle to survive a long distance commuter relationship with the wife sent to various hot spots in the world. Fans who like to get behind the scene and learn how a movie is made will like NOTHING BUT TROUBLE, a police procedural filled with action, intrigue and a touch of romance. The mystery is well thought out with unexpected twists and turns. Michael McGarrity writes his usual realistic and entertaining crime thriller. --- Harriet Klausner