Fans Of Cormac MaCarthy S No Country For Old Men And Tony Hillerman S Navajo County Mysteries Will Find Michael McGarrity S Dead Or Alive A Powerful Story Of The Manhunt For A Deranged Killer In The American Southwest Living In London While His Wife Serves As A Military Attach At The American Embassy, Recently Retired Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney Gets An Early Morning Phone Call That Changes Everything And Sends Him Hurrying Home To His New Mexico Ranch Riley Burke, His Partner In A Horsetraining Enterprise, Has Been Mowed Down On Kerney S Doorstep By An Escaped Prisoner Cutting A Murderous Swath Through New Mexico As The Killings Mount, Kerney Teams Up With His Half Apache Son, Lieutenant Clayton Istee Of The Lincoln County Sheriff S Department, To Hunt For A Psychotic Murderer With A Growing Appetite For Blood, Who Has No Intention To Be Taken Alive
With the publication of Tularosa in 1996, Michael McGarrity turned to writing full time Many of his novels have been national best sellers He holds a BA with distinction in psychology and a master s degree in clinical social work As an undergraduate, he held a Ford Foundation Scholarship at the University of New Mexico Additionally, he is an honor graduate of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.His career in criminal justice spanned over twenty five years and included creating treatment programs for drug offenders, supervising outreach services for at risk juveniles, and re establishing mental health services for the Department of Corrections after the infamous 1980 riot at the New Mexico Penitentiary As a Santa Fe County deputy sheriff, he worked as a patrol officer, training and planning supervisor, community relations officer, and was the lead investigator of the sex crimes unit, which he established Additionally, he taught courses at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, served as a caseworker and investigator for the Public Defender s District Office, and conducted investigations for a state government agency In 1980 he was named New Mexico Social Worker of the Year and in 1987 was recognized by the American Legion as Police Officer of the Year In 2004 he received the New Mexico Governor s Award for Excellence in the Arts Literature He is also the 2015 recipient of the Frank Waters Exemplary Literary Achievement Award and the 2015 Santa Fe Mayor s Award for Excellence in the Arts Literature He has been instrumental in establishing the Hillerman McGarrity Creative Writing Scholarship at the University of New Mexico, the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship at the Santa Fe Community College, and the N Scott Momaday Creative Writing Scholarship at the Institute of American Indian Arts.He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Emily Beth Mimi.
- 287 pages
- Dead or Alive
- Michael McGarrity
- 13 March 2017 Michael McGarrity