Lizbeth Hartz 2017-04-25T17:51:10+00:00

Lizbeth Hartz

Lizbeth Hartz

Lizbeth Hartz graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of California at Riverside in the early 70’s. After moving to Hawaii a few years later, she freelanced as a writer part time, resulting in nearly 150 nonfiction magazine articles published in local and regional magazines. Lizbeth spent 14 of her 36 years with federal civil service employed as a dispatcher for two military fire departments on Oahu. Her true-crime memoir Angel Hero grew out of that experience. Lizbeth lives with her fiancé, Barry, in lush Manoa Valley above the University of Hawaii.

Angel Hero by Lizbeth Hartz

Angel Hero

Dazzled by open-hearted Hawaii firefighter Vic Lazzarini, dispatcher Lizbeth is puzzled by his friendship with Jaku Cardoza, a little man who thinks he’s something big. Liz shakes like a palm frond in the trade winds when Jaku corners her in the alarm room and pummels her with sadistic stories. Gentlemanly Vic couldn’t be more different, and she dreams of romance with this Prince Charming she’s found after too many frogs.

But a grisly crime in the gentle rain of a Hawaiian Valentine’s Day morning shocks her out of her fantasies and plunges her into the greatest struggle of her life. Liz knows one wrong move could snuff out her life quicker than she can say, “Fire Department. Are you reporting an emergency?”

This is a true story. Names and descriptions, dates, and places were changed to protect the innocent.