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A blossom of bright light /

by Chazin, Suzanne [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Chazin, Suzanne. Jimmy Vega mystery: Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.Description: 360 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781617736353 :; 161773635X.Title notes: $25.00 5-2016 (db)Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Immigrants -- Fiction | Hispanic Americans -- Fiction | Hispanic Americans | Immigrants | Murder -- Investigation | Secrecy | New York (State) -- New York | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Mystery fictionSummary: "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"--Dust jacket flap.Summary: 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 Detective Jimmy Vega. In a community gripped by fear of deportation, he needs the help of his girlfriend, activist Adele Figueroa, to gain people's trust. But Adele is consumed by a secret that threatens to tear them apart, and when the case takes a personal turn they discover that Lake Holly's tranquil façade hides a terror of monstrous proportions.
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"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. But so, too, does the feeling that he's to blame. Or is he? Could the ravings of a delusional vagrant hold the key to the killing? And if so, why can't the police locate him? 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 fapade hides a terror of monstrous proportions, poised and ready to strike again. To confront the killer and save their relationship, Vega and Adele must forge a new level of trust--in each other, and in their most deeply held beliefs--to expose an evil that threatens to eclipse anything they'd previously imagined."

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"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"--Dust jacket flap.

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 Detective Jimmy Vega. In a community gripped by fear of deportation, he needs the help of his girlfriend, activist Adele Figueroa, to gain people's trust. But Adele is consumed by a secret that threatens to tear them apart, and when the case takes a personal turn they discover that Lake Holly's tranquil façade hides a terror of monstrous proportions.

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Library Journal Review

Chazin's sophomore outing after her acclaimed Land of Careful Shadows is a gripping, emotionally charged story that examines not only a crime but also the challenges faced by undocumented immigrants in Lake Holly, NY. When a newborn baby is found dead outside of a Latino community center, homicide detective Jimmy Vega and his girlfriend, Adele Figueroa, are drawn into the mystery on both professional and personal levels. Even as his relationship with Adele is thrown into jeopardy by this case, Vega's investigation reveals troubling connections between the murdered infant and Lake Holly's most powerful citizens. Chazin's thoughtful prose ratchets up the tension with each chapter, and she has a gift for creating three-dimensional characters whom readers will care about-from a Latino family whose father is in danger of being deported to a successful local activist considering a leap to the national stage. The book's thrilling final chapters will keep readers eagerly awaiting Vega's next adventure. VERDICT Chazin's novel about murder, power, and secrets in a Latino immigrant community will engross fans of police procedurals and mysteries, especially those by Michael Connelly. [See Kristi Chadwick's Mystery Spotlight, "Not Your Usual Suspects," LJ 4/15/15.]-Amy Hoseth, Colorado State Univ. Lib., Fort Collins © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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