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Local setting, local author, and at least in the third book (first I read) local publisher.
Mac is a long-time cop from a cop family, fourth generation I think, in the St. Paul police department. He's the leader of the "Chief's Boys", an informal group that the Chief throws at hard problems.
He and Miles Vorkosigan might not get along—I think perhaps they're both a bit too committed to full forward momentum. Though nobody thinks of Mac as a hyperactive little git.