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It was 1985 and the little town I loved in was horrified at the murder that captured newspaper headlines. The site of the murder was just a few minutes from my home.
Using my EMT skills, I used to work in the infirmary of a local summer day camp in those years. Every day, as I drove to work, I went past the driveway leading to the smokehouse where the victim’s body had been burned beyond recognition. The police caught the murderer and the trial replaced the actual murder headlines.
But each time I passed the mailbox at the end of the crime scene driveway I was filled with an unease, there were nights when the horror at what had occurred there just wouldn’t leave my mind and I would lay awake staring at the ceiling.
When I wrote Final Sin I used a mental image of the crime scene that had haunted my town and I developed a different crime, a crime that included a body that had been set on fire. But that is where the similarity ended…
… Deputy Sheriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full with the investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife when he meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. He is immediately drawn to her and finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. Julie finds herself just as drawn to him. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of their lives in extreme danger… Romance…danger…adventure…suspense…another great Chelle Cordero novel sure to grab readers from many genre!
Final Sin is available in Print, E-book & Audio
by Chelle Cordero
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reviewed by Tracy Riva
I sat down to read Hyphema late one night. I thought I would start it, read for about thirty minutes and then go to sleep; instead, I stayed up till almost four in the morning reading it. Immediately immersed in the story, the tension never let up enough for me to even consider putting it down and coming back to it later.
Matt is an air ambulance EMT, a flight medic. He has just moved his son, and his Pakistani wife, to a small town in North Carolina from New York so he could have this job. The job is his dream job and Sudah, his wife, couldn’t be more supportive. She is patient, caring and so obviously in love with Matt and their son that it just spills over onto the page. She’s the kind of person I’d like to have for a neighbor, but not everyone, even within the circle of Matt’s work buddies and their wives feel that way, but Sudah handles the anger and prejudice with grace and softly spoken words meant to soften hearts and break down the walls of misunderstanding…
Matt and Sudah face obstacles that severely test their relationship and their marriage. I do not want to go into anymore of the specifics here, but while Matt and Sudah’s relationship plays an important role in the book, the story is much more of an extremely well written thriller and I definitely recommend reading it. (read the full review)
JUST BROWSING THE INTERNET AND FOUND A FEW TERRIFIC QUOTES
“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” ~ Aristotle
“Some people spend their whole life wondering ‘Did I make a difference?’ — Some people don’t need to wonder.” ~ Medictests.com
“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re ‘Called to Care‘.” ~ EMS Strong website
“Air goes in and out. Blood goes round and round. Any deviation is a problem.” ~ Anonymous
“You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ~ John Bunyon
Celebrating the men and the women
who answer the call
Hi. I rode as a volunteer EMT for nearly 30 years before “retiring” (my whole family is career and/or vollie 1st responder), my FT occupation is a freelance writer. I write a monthly column in a trade newspaper about EMS issues – I am planning an upcoming column on EMS burnout and would love a few comments to quote (not necessarily identified): If you are or were an EMT or Paramedic, have you experienced feelings of burnout? Did you quit because of it? What do you feel are the strongest indicators of burnout? What contributes to burnout? What do you recommend responders do to avoid burnout?
Please comment below or send an email to ChelleCordero@gmail.com.
Thank you so much for your help.
A paramedic rests his head on his arm and leans against the ambulance’s back door for support. The stretcher is missing and discarded items lay forgotten on the floor, remnants of what obviously was a chaotic, traumatic scene. Closer inspection reveals a teddy bear seated in the back of the ambulance, making the scene even more heartwrenching. (read more)
(article from )
In 1972, NBC-TV paved the way for EMS awareness with the ground-breaking show ‘Emergency!’ (starring Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe). The show depicted paramedics providing a high level of pre-hospital emergency care; at the time there were only about a dozen paramedic units operating across the United States. The show dramatically changed the way America viewed Emergency Medical Services. Amazingly, there are folks who believe that EMS only began with ‘Emergency!’ – They don’t realize that an emergency medical response system began in this country as far back as 1865 and was run by the Army. (read more)
The History of EMS Week
The U.S. Congress authorized the Emergency Medical Services Systems (EMSS) Act of 1973. In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford signed this bill and appointed David R. Boyd as the director of the Division of Emergency Medical Services Systems (DEMSS), Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Boyd convinced President Ford to proclaim “Emergency Medical Services Week” and to host a White House Conference on EMS. Gerald Ford is the “Hero” of the national EMS story, a true believer who supported EMS during difficult political, economic, and budgetary times. (read more)
May 17 thru 23 is EMS Week 2015. The slogan is EMS STRONG and I’ll be offering special chances to win FREE audiobooks and e-books of my EMS novels Final Sin & Hyphema… and more!!!!
Watch for info
on my Facebook Author Page
on my website ChelleCordero.com
and on my blog ChelleCordero.blogspot.com
I was a NYS Emergency Medical Technician, CPR and First Aid Instructor, and volunteer with a local ambulance corps for nearly three decades. I responded to numerous emergencies, performed CPR, delivered babies, transported trauma victims and sometimes just offered comfort to a patient during transport to the hospital. I write a monthly column on EMS Issues for First Responder Newspaper and articles for other EMS publications. And I’ve written two novels based on EMS.
My entire family is a blend of both volunteer and career EMS and Emergency Medical Services will always be near and dear to my heart.
Happy EMS Week to all EMS personnel.
Thank you EMTs & Paramedics for all you do.
ALL EBOOK EDITIONS,
Matt Garratti, a
paramedic from New York, moves his wife and son to North Carolina to work at
his dream job as a flight medic. Pakistani born Sudah, his wife, receives
frosty stares and insensitive comments from their new neighbors.
bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake.
important role in the book, the story is much more of an extremely well written thriller and I definitely recommend reading it.
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headlong a number of real problems facing her characters. She doesn’t
sugar-coat cultural differences and prejudice. The series of incidents and the
deaths faced by Matt and Sudah cause them to face these problems and gives the
love story a depth well-done.
color printable bookmarks, discussion starters, cover art, and author info
(EMS – EMT – Paramedic
Emergency Medical Services)
The world of EMS is filled with dedicated and selfless people, among which is Chelle Cordero. She is an author and EMT who spent over 27 years volunteering for her local ambulance corps. Most of her family, including her husband, son, daughter and even daughter-in-law, have also volunteered as EMS providers. Cordero has written two EMS-based suspense novels as well as a factual guide for the layman, “Until the Ambulance Arrives.” She’s is extremely proud of her family’s involvement in EMS and has “translated” this pride into her writing. For more information, visit her website https://chellecordero.com/.
Thank you so much to EMSworld for this incredible accolade!