Michael McGarrity is the author of 16 best-selling novels. "Tularosa," his 1996 debut novel, was a finalist for three awards, and began his popular Kevin Kerney crime series. In 2009, after 12 novels in the series, he paused to write a ground-breaking, historical prequel about the Kerney Family. His Amercian West Trilogy, consisting of "Hard Country," "Backlands" and "The Last Ranch," received wide-spread acclaim. With the recent publication of "Residue," he has returned to contemporary crime fiction featuring Kevin Kerney. Long-awaited by the many fans of the series, "Residue" brings Kerney's half-Apache son, Clayton Istee, front and center in the story.