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ISBN: 0525945458
Author: K. J. A. Wishnia
Language: English
Publisher: Dutton Adult; First Edition edition (June 1, 2000)
Pages: 224
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.3
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When Filomena discovers that a fetid glass factory in a run-down area of Long Island is spewing poisons into theĀ . Armed only with an axe to grind, the gutsy Filomena knows she'll have to play dirty to clean up the neighborhood.

Armed only with an axe to grind, the gutsy Filomena knows she'll have to play dirty to clean up the neighborhood.

When Filomena discovers that a fetid glass factory in a run-down area of Long Island is spewing poisons into the local water supply, she quickly smells a rat.

The Glass Factory book. When tough-talking urban crime-fighter Filomena Buscarsela learns.

Wishnia, K. J. A. Publication date. Buscarsela, Filomena (Fictitious character), Police, Glass factories, Hispanic Americans, Hazardous wastes, Policewomen, Large type books. Thorndike, ME : Thorndike Press.

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When Filomena discovers that a high-tech Long Island factory is spewing poisons into the water supply. THE GLASS FACTORY, the third Buscarsela tale, is an entertaining environmental mystery, but falls short of its predecessors (see 23 SHADES OF BLACK and SOFT MONEY). The plot is exciting and well written, but the climax is too "clean air, blue sky, green trees" for the underlying complexities that support this brilliantly conceived story line. Fil retains her witty, somewhat self-deprecating character that readers enjoy and her daughter has become quite the precocious young lady.

Items related to The Glass Factory (Filomena Buscarsela Mysteries). With his third book in this promising series, Wishnia shatters more hopes than glass, weighing down his environmental mystery with contrived dialogue that only aspires to the gritty wit of Elmore Leonard. K. Wishnia The Glass Factory (Filomena Buscarsela Mysteries). ISBN 13: 9780451197511. The Glass Factory (Filomena Buscarsela Mysteries). A disappointing ending is tied up more neatly than a professionally wrapped present. Agent, Nancy K. Yost. June) FYI: The Glass Factory is in production as an HBO television series, with Spike Lee producing and directing.

Armed only with an axe to grind, the gutsy Filomena knows she'll have to play dirty to clean up the neighborhood

When street-smart Latina cop Filomena "Fil" Buscarsela investigates a glass factory in a rundown New York City neighborhood, she finds herself embroiled in a dangerous case involving toxic dumping, crooked politicians, and murder.

Comments:

Anarius
Ken Wishnia's work is, as his _The Fifth Servant_ exemplifies, intensely researched. Reading _The Glass Factory_, which manufactures as many sick people and community resignation as do our reigning Big Gas and Oil powers,
I learned much more than I could from all the pundits and time-serving pols put together. And this author's subtle anger at what has happened to America is perfectly symbolized by his heroine. Her integrity shines forth most clearly on p.131, where she asks herself what, alone and ill, she can do? It's must reading for anyone who hears from banksters that they are "Doing God's work," or from mayors that they "acted alone" to keep their cities healthy by thuggishly removing peaceful protestors from their cities. Think of them while reading about Philomena's nemesis in this novel, the CEO of a factory with powerful Wall St interests.

In the Catholic liturgy, Philomena was a virgin martyr. In 2012, she is a single mother with a daughter living in the cheapest place she can find on Long Island. Wishnia's description of post-bailout America is reportorial-accurate: "Fil's" environment includes decaying industrial sites, exploited still patriotic factory hands, the work of an understaffed, underfunded city hospital, and a new brand of couch potato, young men with kindness and awareness but no outlet for their humanity. What can the heroine do about an evil perpetrator, an unregulated super-entity? Well, something she may do.
Kulafyn
The Long Island setting of Kenneth Wishnia's environmental thriller seems to lie just north of Mordor. Usually, such an evil brew of despairing urban grunge and insatiable corporate greed would make me run for the cozy embrace of Hannibal Lector. But Filomena Buscarsela kept me riveted. She burns off the page and lights up the world, even with mortal darkness shadowing her own life. Fil is an amazing, an indomitable heroine. Her vibrant voice dominates the novel, a wise-cracking Fury bent on revenge. But the wide array of characters are all distinct, their dialogue honed to a sharp, gleaming edge. The fast-paced, rhythmic plotting uses them all to advantage, throwing in some unexpected twists. I did have some quibbles with the climax, though my reaction to any other ending would been far more negative. Lovers of fierce, savvy heroines will embrace Filomena, and The Glass Factory's tale of environmental evil may stir some much-needed zealous fervor in its readers.
Jare
Several years, CEO Samuel Morse locked former New York police officer Fil Buscarsela in a room filled with a deadly toxin. Now Fil suffers from lung trouble that has her constantly coughing at any odor and spitting up blood. Even her three-year old daughter Antonia worries about Fil's health.

A former peer tips Fil off about Sam's latest empire building in Mineola, Long Island. Fil decides it is time to attain revenge as well as shut down one of the world's worst polluters. She travels across the vast sea from Manhattan to the suburbs where Sam has built a GLASS FACTORY that employs much of the townsfolk. As she uncovers the illegal dumping of toxins, Fil finds no one willing to spill their guts about their employer. Sam knows Fil is in town and has his own plan to contaminate his enemy even further.

THE GLASS FACTORY, the third Buscarsela tale, is an entertaining environmental mystery, but falls short of its predecessors (see 23 SHADES OF BLACK and SOFT MONEY). The plot is exciting and well written, but the climax is too "clean air, blue sky, green trees" for the underlying complexities that support this brilliantly conceived story line. Fil retains her witty, somewhat self-deprecating character that readers enjoy and her daughter has become quite the precocious young lady. On the other hand, the villain seems plastic as he speaks in villain-speak rather than English. Fans of the series and anyone who relishes an environmental mystery starring a strong female lead will still gain much pleasure from k.j.a. Wishnia's latest novel.

Harriet Klausner
Buge
Sharp tongued and wise cracking Filomena Buscarsela has been given some sobering news. She has cancer and is not given long to live. She knows the one responsible for her slow lingering death. As her life is falling apart she is determined to get her revenge. She will stop at nothing to bring Sam Morse to his grave, for after all what has she got to lose?
In this suspenseful story we see the vicious side of Filomena consumed by anger which borders on hatred. Forced to move in with her sister-in-law where the community's water is polluted by Morse's glass factory, Filomena drops all ethical restraints.
Glass Factory is an intriguing story of environmental pollution allowed to go on for years. People are hurt but the corporate dogs escape punishment. Who will mete out justice for their crimes against humanity. Here we find a mother pushed to her limits and will stop at nothing to avenge not just herself but others who have been poisoned by Morse's greed.
Filomena shows us what happens when one is pushed to the edge. We see a mother who loves her child but in her anger she carelessly puts her daughter in danger. Filomena also comes to the point of falling in love but once again her hatred is blinding her from a fulfilling relationship regardless of how much time that she has left. Is she becoming more like Morse is the underlying question and concern in this mystery? If so are the people any better off? Find out in this amazing thriller of revenge, greed and hate.

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