Land of Careful Shadows Author:Suzanne Chazin 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... more »39;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 and steeped in local gossip. Both challenged and intrigued by Adele Figueroa -- a passionate defender of immigrants' rights who reminds him uncomfortably of his own family's struggles -- Vega must rethink everything he believes to uncover long-buried truths about his community, his loved ones... and himself.« less
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