2000 is a year of big changes, but in the timeless Mojave desert of the American southwest, ancient ethnic prejudices are coming to a head. A white security guard is killed, and an Indian-presumed to be dead-is the main suspect. Aaron McCaan, ex-Marine and professional researcher extraordinaire, is caught between multiple pasts and the present, putting him in mortal danger again. He's looking for a disappeared woman and the murder suspect while ducking the police and drug cartels. Too many mixups lead some to die under the ruthless desert sun.
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About the Author
Ivan Brady is an anthropologist, fiction writer, poet, and photographer who grew up in and around the Mojave Desert. In addition to authoring dozens of scholarly works, his poetry has appeared in a wide variety of anthologies, magazines, and journals. Formerly committed to academic life in New York, he now lives in Prescott, Arizona.
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Ritual Overkill: An Aaron McCaan Novel based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I just finished reading Ivan Brady’s second thriller starring Aaron McCann, the anthropologist, researcher and detective who began his life in fiction in Brady’s outstanding debut novel, Sagebrush Kill. Brady is an excellent story teller, and his characters are people you'd like to get to know (except for the bad guys, of course who are really, REALLY bad). Like his first thriller, this is set in the Mojave Desert of Arizona and Southern California where the author grew up, and his descriptions of the landscape and people make me want to visit. As with the first novel, the stuff dealing with the Mojave Indians is accurate, given the author is himself an anthropologist. Do yourself a favor and read both this fine story and its predecessor. You'll find they are both page turners you won't want to put down.