Hermit's Peak

Hermit's Peak

A Kevin Kerney Novel

Book - 1999
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When an old family friend unexpectedly leaves Kevin Kerney 6400 acres of high country land outside Las Vegas, New Mexico, the last thing Kerney wants to think about is police work. Taking a rare weekend off from his job as deputy chief of the New Mexico State Police, Kerney sets out to explore the land, a rugged mesa in the shadow of Hermit's Peak.

Before Kerney can get very far, he comes upon an ailing stray dog with a woman's running shoe in its mouth. The dog leads him to the butchered bones of a murder victim, and Kerney finds he's inherited a homicide along with a ranch.

Determined not to see his weekend ruined, Kerney turns the investigation over to the state police district office and continues his survey of his windfall inheritance, only to find that timber thieves have clear-cut a great swath of woodland in a remote canyon.

Unsure of whether he can pay the inheritance taxes, hold on to the land, and realize his dream to ranch again, Kerney returns to Santa Fe. There he finds that Sara Brannon -- a woman he cares deeply about -- has arrived to visit him. As Kerney and Sara begin trying to sort out a relationship t

Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, c1999
ISBN: 9780684850788
0684850788
Call Number: M McGarrit
Characteristics: 315 p. : map ; 25 cm

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