The Fourth Angel

Georgia Skeehan Thrillers

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Diversion Publishing Corp.
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“Suzanne Chazin will do for firefighting what Patricia Cornwell did for forensic science . . . A white-hot debut from a tremendous new talent” (Lee Child, #1 New York Times–bestselling author).
 
When 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 marshal—a man she trusted with her heart and her life.
 
As Georgia battles for respect in the nearly all-male bastion of the FDNY, the Fourth Angel tightens his grip on his real quarry—and plots an even more catastrophic and fiery finale.
 
“Chazin dazzles with her knowledge of pyrotechnics and comes up with plot twists aplenty.” —People
 
“A red-hot debut.” —USA Today
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About the author

Suzanne Chazin was born in Manhattan and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, the only child of immigrants. Her father was born in Russia. Her mother was born and raised in England. A former journalist, Chazin is the award-winning author of two mystery series.
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Publisher
Diversion Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Apr 20, 2015
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781626817302
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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“A tremendous talent.”—Lee Child

In 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, where he is viewed as a disgraced cop, not a homegrown hero. It also puts him at odds with his girlfriend, Adele Figueroa, head of a local immigrant center, who must weigh her own doubts about his behavior.

When a shocking piece of evidence surfaces, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want Vega to put all the pieces together—and is willing to do whatever it takes to bury the truth. Only by risking everything will Vega be able to find justice, redemption, and the most elusive goal of all: the ability to forgive himself.

NO WITNESS BUT THE MOON

“Chazin delivers a complex, suspenseful story, with the grace of a ballerina and the impact of a boxer’s fist.” —William Kent Krueger

"A terrific mystery that keeps on surprising right to the end. Don't miss this series."
—Robert Dugoni

“Get ready for a roller coaster of emotions as you plow through this tense, timely novel.” —Julia Dahl

A BLOSSOM OF BRIGHT LIGHT

“A literary mystery at its finest—captivating, smart, romantic, and impossible to put down.” —Jacqueline Sheehan

“A compulsively readable police procedural that builds to the pace of a thriller with an explosive ending.” —Hallie Ephron

LAND OF CAREFUL SHADOWS

"This is everything a great suspense novel should be. First rate and highly recommended.” —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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