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Land of Careful Shadows

(The first book in the Jimmy Vega Mystery series)
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A Latino detective in upstate New York must turn to an immigrant rights activist to solve a murder in “this timely and engrossing” crime thriller (Publishers Weekly).
When a body is discovered in a reservoir north of New York City, it ignites a baffling and disturbing murder investigation. The victim is young, female and Hispanic. In her purse, police find a photo of a baby. Where is the child? Is she alive? And what about the disturbing note found at the scene? “
Go back to your country. You don’t belong here.
Homicide detective Jimmy Vega knows how hard it can be to walk the razor-thin line of acceptance in a place like Lake Holly, NY. Reluctantly turning to Adele Figueroa, a passionate defender of immigrants’ rights, Vega must confront his small town’s darkest secrets and deepest obsessions—before they savagely tear apart the world he’s sworn to defend.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A tremendous talent." - Lee Child

"What a wonderful read! Suspenseful, involving, peopled with colorful, engaging characters. . . This fine novel will touch your heart." - Julia Spencer-Fleming

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