Voice with No Echo

Voice with No Echo

Suzanne Chazin

Mystery / Thriller / Fiction

A long-buried family secret and a chance encounter with an estranged sibling force police detective Jimmy Vega to confront his deepest fears in this gripping new mystery by award-winning author Suzanne Chazin . . . It's spring in Lake Holly, New York, a time of hope and renewal. But not for immigrants in this picturesque upstate town. Raids and deportations are on the rise, spurring fear throughout the community.  Tensions reach the boiling point when the district attorney's beautiful young bride is found hanging in her flooded basement, an apparent victim of suicide. But is she, wonders Vega? If so, where is her undocumented immigrant maid? Is she a missing witness, afraid to come forward? Or an accessory to murder? Vega gets more help than he bargained for when Immigration and Customs Enforcement sends an investigator to help find—and likely deport—the maid. It's Vega's half-sister Michelle, the child who caused his father to...
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The Fourth Angel

The Fourth Angel

Suzanne Chazin

Mystery / Thriller / Fiction

"Will do for firefighting what Patricia Cornwell did for forensic science." —Lee Child"A red hot debut." —USA TODAYWhen an inferno in Manhattan claims fifty lives, Georgia Skeehan, a rookie marshal with the New York City Fire Department, is thrust into command of the investigation. Georgia suspects the fire may have been started by something New York has never seen before: HTA, a kitchen-sink concoction with the thermal power of rocket fuel. HTA fires—though rare over the last decade—are so ferocious that they can melt a building's steel and concrete framework in minutes.Georgia soon unearths another startling possibility: the blaze may be connected to three other unsolved New York fires—and to several eerie, scripture-laden letters from a madman who calls himself the "Fourth Angel." As she races to unravel the clues before more lives are lost, she is troubled by the erratic behavior of her partner and by the betrayal of another...
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Land of Careful Shadows

Land of Careful Shadows

Suzanne Chazin

Mystery / Thriller / Fiction

"A tremendous talent."—Lee ChildFrom award-winning author Suzanne Chazin comes a powerful novel of passion, bigotry, and murderous secrets in a homicide detective's picturesque hometown...A body is found in a reservoir fifty miles north of New York City. The victim is young, female and Hispanic. In her purse, the police find a photograph of a baby they believe is her daughter—a little girl they can't identify. Or find. Where is the child? Is she still alive? And what is the meaning behind the disturbing note in the woman's bag? "Go back to your country. You don't belong here."Arriving at the scene is homicide detective Jimmy Vega, who spent the better part of his childhood in the area and still carries the scars. A Latino himself, Vega knows all too well how hard it can be for an outsider to fit into a close-knit place like Lake Holly. Even now, as a respected officer of the law, he has to watch his step in an investigation simmering with ethnic animosities...
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Flashover

Flashover

Suzanne Chazin

Mystery / Thriller / Fiction

"Will do for firefighting what Patricia Cornwell did for forensic science." —Lee ChildGeorgia Skeehan, a marshal with the New York City Fire Department, investigates the deaths of two doctors, both victims of fires that show signs of a "flashover"—the overwhelming combustion of a room and its contents by simultaneous ignition. Each worked on the board approving "line of duty" compensation for disabled firefighters.Georgia is left grasping at straws when her best friend, a detective with the NYPD, disappears, and Georgia's boyfriend and fellow marshal is found in her blood-spattered apartment. Betrayals—both private and professional—have never hit so close to home. Georgia finds frightening evidence that a long-ago tragedy may be behind these vengeful acts. The question is, can she stop them before they consume their ultimate target—Georgia herself?
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No Witness But the Moon

No Witness But the Moon

Suzanne Chazin

Mystery / Thriller / Fiction

"A tremendous talent."—Lee ChildIn this powerful novel from award-winning author Suzanne Chazin, a tense stand-off between a Hispanic police officer and an undocumented immigrant leads to the shooting death of one, the shattered life of the other, and the shocking connection between them. . .On a clear, moonlit night in December, police detective Jimmy Vega races to the scene of a reported home invasion in an upscale New York community. As Vega arrives, he spots a Hispanic man who fits the description of the armed intruder, running from the victim's estate. Vega chases him into the woods. When the suspect refuses to surrender—and reaches into his pocket—Vega has only seconds to make a life-or-death decision.What begins as a tragic mistake takes an even darker turn when Vega uncovers disturbing links between the dead man and his own mother's brutal, unsolved murder. Vega's need for answers propels him back to his old Bronx neighborhood,...
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A Blossom of Bright Light

A Blossom of Bright Light

Suzanne Chazin

Mystery / Thriller / Fiction

"A tremendous talent."--Lee ChildIn award-winning author Suzanne Chazin's stirring new novel, Latino police detective Jimmy Vega must strike a precarious balance between the local immigrant community and his hometown's most powerful and privileged citizens during a dangerous murder investigation... A split-second decision thrusts Detective Jimmy Vega into the epicenter of a disturbing case when a body is found near a gathering place for immigrants in upscale Lake Holly, NY. The cold-bloodedness of the crime and the innocence of the victim torment Vega. In a community gripped by fear of deportation, Vega needs the help of his girlfriend, activist Adele Figueroa, to gain people's trust. But Adele is acting strangely, consumed by a secret that threatens to tear them apart. When the case takes a personal turn, both Vega and Adele discover that Lake Holly's tranquil façade hides a terror of monstrous proportions, poised and ready...
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A Place in the Wind

A Place in the Wind

Suzanne Chazin

Mystery / Thriller / Fiction

"A tremendous talent." —Lee Child The disappearance of a teenage girl in upstate New York sets off a powder keg of accusations, bigotry, and fear—with deadly results—in Suzanne Chazin's stunning new mystery featuring Hispanic police detective Jimmy Vega . . . On a frigid, January night, a blond, blue-eyed high school girl walks out of an English class she tutors for immigrants—and vanishes. Suspicion quickly falls on the men she was teaching, many of whom are undocumented. As disturbing evidence trickles in, news of the incident spreads beyond the scenic town of Lake Holly, New York, unearthing deep-seated fears and enflaming cultural tensions. For county police detective Jimmy Vega, the situation is personal. His girlfriend, Harvard-educated attorney Adele Figueroa, heads the immigrant center where the teen volunteer disappeared. If Vega can't find the girl soon and clear Adele's clients, the place...
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Fireplay

Fireplay

Suzanne Chazin

Mystery / Thriller / Fiction

"This sizzling scorcher is full of surprises" —COSMOPOLITANAfter a fire kills two of New York's bravest, New York City Fire Department Marshal Georgia Skeehan is forced to collaborate with an FBI informant—a slick, vicious arsonist-for-hire known as "the Freezer". As Georgia is drawn deep undercover, the truth brings her face to face with the one person from her past she doesn't know she can betray. Torn between loyalty and her own desire for vengeance, Georgia will be forced to get closer to a killer than she's ever had to before.Close enough to burn.
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