Streets of Fire by Soledad Santiago

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Francesca Colon, a thirty-eight-year-old Puerto Rican mother of two, juggles the demands, rewards, and perils of her relationships with her passionate daughter and troubled son, her best friend, Sonia, her ex-husband, and her fellow New York City police officers. A first novel. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

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Published June 1, 1996 by Dutton. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Francesca is very uneasy about the job--Mayor Santorelli's willingness to cut social services and get tough with crime has made his administration unpopular with the city's impoverished Hispanics, and the Mollen Commission is about to break open a major corruption scandal within the force--but Fr...

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When a police officer kills a young Latino who was possibly a drug dealer, and another officer is accused of throwing a young boy off a rooftop, Francesca finds herself thrust into the spotlight as a spokesperson whom the Department is counting on to calm the tense Latino community.

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