Books | An excerpt from a runner-up for WORLD’s 2016 Novel of the Year
by Suzanne Chazin
Posted 6/24/17, 11:37 am
The contemporary topic makes No Witness but the Moon by Suzanne Chazin an educational read: Police officer Jimmy Vega responds to a 911 call and then chases and kills an unarmed suspect. Vega becomes a target for those wary of “killer cops,” including his college-age daughter and former–district attorney girlfriend. He confronts bigotry, fame, hypocrisy, his mother’s unsolved murder, and brutality, giving readers insight into how police struggle in the aftermath of shootings and why others fear them.