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    Loyalty is the Goal

    Jimmy Vega is a cop in this Suazanne Chazin series. This mystery finds the main character Jimmy in some major trouble. He has shot and killed a suspect in a break-in. Chazin spends a lot of pages fleshing out the characters involved in this mystery. Jimmy's girl friend Adele is burdened with loyalty to Jimmy and her outreach center. Felt the first half of the this installment was a bit slow but the last half of the book found resolutions to the puzzles of this crime. Copy was provided by Publisher via Netgalley
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    An enjoyable crime thriller

    *** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat*** This is the first Jimmy Vega Novel I have read, and I quite like my crime novels, and the honourable but flawed heros/or heroines. Jimmy is one of those heros that quietly goes about his job, he is good at what he does - that is until one moonlit night in December. Jimmy is the first on the scene of a reported home invasion and when he spots a 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 would you do? The topic of Police shootings is a controversial one and I thought the author did a good job with how the aftermath could play out. When he is stood down during the investigation Vega uncovers disturbing links between the dead man and his own mother’s brutal, unsolved murder. He needs answers and heads back to his old Bronx neighborhood, where trouble brews in the form of Protests. With his daughter and girlfriend beginning to suffer from the backlash, Jimmy doesn't know who to trust. This is a gripping story that keeps the reader guessing to whether Vega will be able to find how the death of his mother and the shooting are related before he is hung by either social media or the department. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I will be checking out the other books in the series. Suzanne has written a fast paced and very true to life story, highlighting that the aftermath of a shooting is never cut and dried.
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    Tries to do too much, none of it well

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book leaps very quickly into today’s headlines of police shootings and protests and seemed promising. In the dark of night, Hispanic policeman Jimmy Vega shoots and kills an unarmed Hispanic man suspected to be a participant in a home invasion. Jimmy’s professional life is instantly derailed and his personal life is instantly altered as his girlfriend is a lawyer working with a non-profit Hispanic aid group. The story has potential, unfortunately it just didn’t hold my interest. The character development is shallow and you never feel a connection to any of them, the dialog was stilted and either stereotypical tough-cop, the infinite similes the author used were annoying at best. In addition, the storyline jumped all over. In the midst of dealing with the happenings mentioned above, he searches for his mother’s murderer, his teen-aged daughter is in the midst of a crisis about her school and later career decisions, and he also has a mid-life crisis wondering what is his life’s purpose. Throw in the political storyline of illegal immigration and it is too much, with none of it done in a satisfying manner.
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    Good but needed more impact and punch.

    I really enjoyed the Author's writing in this book as far as character portrayals and descriptions; however, I felt that the actual plot lacked imagination and was not a gripping tale.
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