WINNER OF THE TONY HILLERMAN AWARD for BEST FICTION of 2015 at the NM-AZ Book Awards - Also selected as BEST MYSTERY & BEST e-BOOK:
Shaken by the death of his beloved wife and wrestling with powerful personal demons, Professor Gabriel McKenna leaves New York City for New Mexico to claim an inheritance from mysterious distant relatives. He finds something other than a Land of Enchantment. Unseen enemies threaten his life. Old friends turn up and rally to his side. Together they plunge into a lethal struggle for a 19th Century treasure, the fabled Lost Adams gold. McKenna enters a world of violence, passion, sexual abuse, deceit, and death that cause him to question his core beliefs and values, and even his sense of self. Desperate to find a way home, McKenna must first unearth the secret of an old family manuscript and risk his life against overpowering odds. He must rekindle his long-dead fighting spirit and discover new reasons to live and love.
About Robert D Kidera (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
Robert D. Kidera's debut novel “RED GOLD” won the Tony Hillerman Award as the Best Work of Fiction in 2015 at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. It was also chosen as Best Mystery of 2015 and Best eBook. The first installment in the McKenna Mystery series, it was followed by "GET LOST" published in March of 2016 from Suspense Books. This second book is a Finalist in two categories for the 2016 NM/AZ Awards as well, for Best Mystery and Best E-Book. The third book in the series, "CUT.PRINT.KILL." is set to follow on September 5, 2017.
After an early fling in the motion picture industry and a long and successful career in academia, Mr. Kidera took early retirement in 2010 to fulfill his lifelong ambition to become a writer. He is a member of Southwest Writers, Sisters in Crime, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and the International Thriller Writers organizations. The author lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Annette and Woody the Cat. He has two daughters, a grandson and granddaughter.