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Detective Crista Santiago is uncomfortable with her place on Houston PD's Chicano Squad, not wanting her career defined by her heritage. To solve the drive-by shooting of Alex Del Rio's daughter Samantha, she must return to her old neighborhood and renew ties with her ex-con brother and the gang members that he cannot seem to escape. The Witness (3) is the strongest entry so far in the Women in Blue series. Linda Style's book has welcome depth thanks to its focus on Crista's family life, her past and the portrayal of several classes of Latino culture.
Reviewed By: Christine Merrill
Published: December 2004