Under Fire (Hardcover)
|Author: Margaret McLean|
|After a Boston firefighter is shot and killed while rescuing Amina Diallo, a Senegalese Muslim immigrant, and her 15-year-old son, Diallo is arrested for arson and murder. Attorneys Sarah Lynch and Buddy Clancy face more than racial and religious prejudice in this impossible courtroom battle.|
From the Publisher:
Tackling a racially complicated case when a Senegalese Muslim is charged with shooting a Boston firefighter, attorneys Sarah Lynch and Buddy Clancy work to stop a saboteur throughout a trial also marked by a vengeful gunman, an attack on a witness and stolen documents. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
A Boston firefighter is shot and killed in the line of duty while rescuing Amina Diallo and her fifteen-year-old son, Malick, from their burning store. Diallo, a Senegalese Muslim immigrant, is arrested for arson and murder, and will likely be convicted in record time. ||Attorneys Sarah Lynch and Buddy Clancy face more than racial and religious prejudice in this impossible courtroom battle. Diallo is targeted by a gunman in open court, a key defense witness is attacked, and documents are stolen. Someone is trying to stop Sarah and Clancy from winning the case. They must find out who and why. A dangerous pursuit of the truth becomes Amina’s only chance in Margaret McLean's Under Fire.