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The Glass Factory (2000)

by K. J. A. Wishnia

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Fourth in the Filomena Buscarsela mystery series. I enjoyed this book, except that Fil seemed a bit like a super-hero, jumping from scene to scene in her cape and tights to the point where it crossed the border into fantasy-land. Just a whole lot of implausible stuff going on. Definitely surreal. Fil ends up moving in with her “sister-in-law” (the sister of her daughter’s father) when she discovers that she has lung cancer from the exposure to the chemicals from the last book. She goes on a crusade to nail the head of the company and scuttles here, there and everywhere gathering evidence against him, and generally being, as I said, superhuman. That said, I do really like Filomena and her ‘voice,’ so it rather irked me that the story was so disjointed and frenetic. There’s two more left in the series (with none added since 2002) so I will finish it out, just because I care about Fil and what happens to her—but I do hope the author settles down a little and makes the next story a bit more realistic. ( )
  Spuddie | Oct 3, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451197518, Mass Market Paperback)

When tough-talking urban crime-fighter Filomena Buscarsela learns about a fetid glass factory located in a poor New York neighborhood, her cop instincts kick in....

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Ex-NYPD cop Filomena Buscarselathe irrepressible urban crime fighter of 23 Shades of Black and Soft Moneyis back. When Filomena discovers that a high-tech Long Island factory is spewing poisons into the water supply, she's sure that the contaminator is none other than her nemesis, a cutthroat industrial polluter. Armed only with an ax to grind, the gutsy Filomena knows she'll have to play dirty to clean up the neighborhood. Her search for justice introduces her to the unfamiliar scent of privilege and immerses her in the all-too-familiar stench of political corruption and personal greed. Once again, Filomena's nose for trouble has drawn her into a case that's more than a little hazardous to her health. Set in 1980s New York, this third installment in the series sees the tough-talking, street-smart Latina juggling the dangers of the investigation with the demands of her adorable three-year-old daughter and the delights of a surprising new romance.… (more)

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