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Hermit’s Peak (1999) Pocket Books reissued the paperback of Hermit’s Peak on 3 April 2012  
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Kevin Kerney might just be the best cop currently working the mean streets of mystery fiction. As deputy chief of the New Mexico State Police, he is not tortured by the doubts, angst, alcoholism, or mixed motives that seem to overwhelm many of his fictional colleagues. His methods are rarely flashy or excessively macho, and he treats other cops of all ranks with a minimum of attitude. Author Michael McGarrity, who worked for Santa Fe's sheriff's department before retiring to write, has managed to make Kerney human without loading him with excess baggage. Reviewer: Amazon Brisk pacing, meticulous plotting, and characters to root for: the fourth (Serpent Gate, 1998, etc.) and best in a series that was never less than professional and is now approaching distinguished. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.