Sacrifice Fly by Tim O'Mara

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Raymond Donne wasn’t always a schoolteacher. Not only did he patrol the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as one of New York’s Finest, but being the nephew of the chief of detectives, he was expected to go on to bigger things. At least he was until the accident that destroyed his knees. Unable to do the job the way he wanted, he became a teacher in the same neighborhood, and did everything he could to put the force behind him and come to terms with the change.

Then Frankie Rivas, a student in Ray’s class and a baseball phenom, stops showing up to school. With Frankie in danger of failing and missing out on a scholarship, Ray goes looking for him, only to find Frankie’s father bludgeoned to death in their apartment. Frankie and his younger sister are gone, possibly on the run. But did Frankie really kill his father? Ray can’t believe it. But then who did, and where are Frankie and his sister? Ray doesn’t know, but if he’s going to have any chance of bringing them home safely, he’s going to have to return to the life, the people, and the demons he walked out on all those years ago.

Intense, authentic, and completely gripping, Tim O’Mara’s Sacrifice Fly is an outstanding debut from a stellar new voice in crime fiction.

 

About Tim O'Mara

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TIM O'MARA is a teacher in the New York City public school system. Raised on Long Island, he now lives in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen with his wife and daughter.
 
Published October 16, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 318 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s Ray, not Royce, who drives upstate to question Frankie’s cousin, Anita, and her husband, John Roberts, whose travel agency employed Francisco, and Ray who returns to the city with an important clue the cops would never have found.

Sep 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Sacrifice Fly

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O’Mara’s solid debut introduces Raymond Donne, ex–Brooklyn cop turned Brooklyn school teacher, whose well-intentioned attempt to locate eighth-grade student Frankie Rivas takes him back into the world he left behind.

Jul 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Sacrifice Fly

Chron.com

Donne learns that he has gone back to staying with his irresponsible father, whom Donne then finds dead, with Frankie and his younger sister MIA.

Oct 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Sacrifice Fly

Bookmarks Magazine

Ray doesn’t know, but if he’s going to have any chance of bringing them home safely, he’s going to have to return to the life, the people, and the demons he walked out on all those years ago.

Intense, authentic, and completely gripping, Tim O’Mara’s Sacrifice Fly is an outstanding d...

Oct 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Sacrifice Fly

ReviewingtheEvidence.com

Raymond Donne is an eighth grade teacher in Brooklyn.

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Mystery Scene

Shaber’s first series featured North Carolina history professor Simon Shaw.Gillian Roberts wrote 14 highly entertaining novels about Amanda Pepper, a high school teacher in PhiladelphiaSujata Massey’s lovely novels about Rei Shimura looked at the cultural differences that her Japanese-American ch...

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