Isabella Maldonado is an award winning author, a retired police captain, and a regular contributor on television News Channel 12 (Phoenix NBC affiliate) as a law enforcement expert. Her last police position was Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics. During her long career, she served as a hostage negotiator, department spokesperson, and precinct commander among many assignments. She was recognized with a Meritorious Service Award and a Lifesaving Award, and was selected to attend executive management training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico.
Maldonado uses her extensive law enforcement background to bring a realistic edge to her mystery/thriller series, which features a Latina police detective on the Phoenix Police Department. The first book in the series, "Blood's Echo," won the Mariposa Award for Best First Novel. The second book, "Phoenix Burning," received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was named one of the 25 best suspense novels of 2018 by Book Riot.
Her most recent book is "Death Blow."