InTwo Young Vietnamese Sisters Flee To Saigon After Their Village On The Mekong River Is Attacked By American Forces And Burned To The Ground The Sole Survivors Of The Brutal Massacre That Killed Their Family, The Sisters Struggle To Survive But Become Estranged, Separated By Sharply Different Choices And Ideologies Mai Ekes Out A Living As A GI Bar Girl, But Tam S Anger Festers, And She Heads Into Jungle Terrain To Fight With The Viet Cong For Nearly Ten Years, Neither Sister Knows If The Other Is Alive Do They Both Survive The War And If They Do, Can They Mend Their Fractured Relationship Or Are The Wounds From Their Journeys Too Deep To Heal In A Stunning Departure From Her Crime Thrillers, Libby Fischer Hellmann Delves Into A Universal Story About Survival, Family, And The Consequences Of War
Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction Sixteen novels and twenty five short stories later, she claims they ll take her out of the Windy City feet first She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery writing community and has even won a few Her newest work is HIGH CRIMES, the 5th Georgia Davis PI thriller It will be released November 13, 2018.Libby began her career as an assistant film editor for NBC News in New York before moving back to DC to work with Robin McNeil and Jim Lehrer at N PACT, the public affairs production arm of PBS Retrained as an assistant director when Watergate broke, Libby helped produce PBS s night time broadcast of the hearings She went on to work for public relations firm Burson Marsteller in Chicago in 1978, where she stayed until she left to found Fischer Hellmann Communications in 1985.Originally from Washington, D.C where, she says, When you re sitting around the dinner table gossiping about the neighbors, you re talking politics Libby earned a Masters Degree in Film Production from New York University and a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania In addition to writing, multi talented Libby writes and produces videos, and conducts speaker training programs in platform speaking, presentation skills, media training and crisis communications Libby s best selling novels have won widespread acclaim since her first novel, AN EYE FOR MURDER, which was nominated for several awards and described by Publisher s Weekly as a masterful blend of politics, history, and suspense Libby is known for her portrayal of strong female characters AN EYE FOR MURDER introduced Ellie Foreman, a video producer and single mother who went on to star in fournovels in a series described by Libby as a cross between Desperate Housewives and 24 JUMP CUT, an espionage thriller featuring Ellie and her daughter was released in 2016.Libby s second series Easy Innocence, Doubleback Toxicity, and Nobody s Child follows Chicago PI Georgia Davis, a no nonsense hard boiled detective operating in the Northern suburbs and beyond In addition to her popular series, Libby has also written three standalone thrillers in diverse settings and historical periods that demonstrate her versatility as a writer In SET THE NIGHT OF FIRE, A BITTER VEIL, WAR, SPIES, AND BOBBY SOX, and HAVANA LOST respectively we meet young activists during the late Sixties, a young American woman who marries and moves to Tehran, three women forced to make dire choices during WW2, and a female Mafia boss who chases power at the expense of love.
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- A Bend In the River
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- 07 January 2017 Libby Fischer Hellmann