Detective Pete Escobedo is on the hunt for the arsonist of the Los Angeles Public Library. The heated search takes him back to the barrio of his youth, where he soon discovers that the arsonist he has been tracking may also have been responsible for several grisly arson murders in Southern California. The criminal’s trail moves dangerously close to his old friend Sylvia, an unorthodox firefighter, and finally to Carmen, the woman he loves.
This riveting suspense thriller based on the unsolved April 29, 1986, arson of the historic Los Angeles Central Library takes the reader on a high-speed chase into the turbulent barrios of Los Angeles, the race-conscious offices in the Los Angeles Police Department and the mind of the firefighters who risk their lives daily.
|Publisher:||Arte Publico Press|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
RICARDO MEANS YBARRA was born and raised in the hills of Silver Lake and Echo Park, the inspiration for many of his poems and novels. He was the first in his family to graduate from a university, the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned his B.A. in Latin American Studies. He is the author of a novel for adults, Brotherhood of Dolphins (Arte Público Press, 1997), and a book for intermediate readers, Scratch and the Pirates of Paradise Cove (Piñata Books, 2008).