A Hispanic detective wades through accusations, bigotry, and fear when a teenage girl disappears in this novel from “a tremendous talent” (Lee Child).
A blond-haired, blue-eyed teenager from a prominent family vanishes after teaching English to a group of immigrants. Suspicion falls on the men she was tutoring, inflaming tensions in the close-knit, picturesque community of Lake Holly, New York. For Detective Jimmy Vega, more is at stake than just keeping the peace. His girlfriend, Adele, heads the community center where the girl was last seen. Now all she’s worked for is at risk.
After a murder suspect’s surrender goes horribly wrong, Vega gets tossed into a grunt detail that quickly turns into a political minefield. A powerful, charismatic leader will stop at nothing to cleave the town in two. But Vega uncovers even darker forces at play. And no matter which way he turns, every step could cost him his job, his town, his family—even his life.
Praise for the Jimmy Vega mysteries
“Chazin delivers a complex, suspenseful story, with the grace of a ballerina and the impact of a boxer’s fist.” —William Kent Krueger, New York Times–bestselling author
“A terrific mystery that keeps on surprising right to the end. Don’t miss this series.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times–bestselling author
“What a wonderful read! Suspenseful, involving, peopled with colorful, engaging characters . . . This fine novel will touch your heart.” —Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times–bestselling author“Chazin’s pulse-pounding procedurals excel at plucking stories from the headlines.” —Kirkus Reviews