The perpetrator makes you feel like you are in the story, whether as a police officer, firefighter, defense attorney or prosecutor, person on trial, witnesses to the alleged crime, or simply in the presence of all the actors. aforementioned. “Under Fire” is written so you don’t get lost, as some stories seem to do on purpose! You will find that you are placing yourself in the capacity of a small shop owner when you discover that your shop is on fire and you think your son is trapped upstairs in his bedroom. To do? In the middle of the smoke, you hear the noise of something followed by lights from what turned out to be a flashlight from a fireman’s belt as two of them try to get you out as they search the rest of the building for anyone else who may be trapped. Are you in this story yet? You will be if you don’t!
Imagine more firefighters arrive when you hear some sirens. He manages to get out of the building, as does his son, who has injuries from smoke and fire. You see feeling helpless as your own store burns. Then, as quickly as his concern focused on his store and his son, they arrest him for setting fire to his own store. It is a nightmare that you want to wake up from never to return. But a firefighter was shot during an attempt to fight the fire and was killed.
Sarah Lynch had previously been a prosecutor. His uncle, Buddy Clancy, was a defense attorney who used many different types of moods and words in his defense. When Buddy was asked to defend Amina Diallo, the owner of the dilapidated store, he contacted Sarah and convinced her to help in the defense even though Sarah had been a prosecutor. Amina’s son Malick was injured in the fire, but he was also one of the suspects due to his proximity during the fire. Sarah had mixed emotions for some time that she had lost one of her best friends who was a firefighter in a fire. Now he had to defend a woman accused of killing another firefighter. Sarah also knew other firefighters and police officers very well, which also made her job difficult.
Many things came into play between a mortgage company and its owners / managers and the murder. Could they have been part of a plan to kill Amina due to a dispute between the shady deals with the mortgage company? The trial continued with a very good mix of characters in the jury box who were of all sorts of different classes, political thinking, diverse perspectives on life, and mutual thoughts. Sarah’s sympathy with some of the firefighters and law enforcement officials often helped her obtain information that she would not otherwise receive. He knew his law and knew how to obtain information from many sources.
By now you should have a great idea of how awesome this book is. The author has researched far and wide to learn about the many facets of this book. “Under Fire” is a fantastic story written very well. Add to all of the above the fact that Sarah loved to skate and had been a hockey player who had played in the Olympics. I hope Margaret McLean continues to write because she has certainly become a huge fan of me.