By Elaine Marie Alphin
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152026455, 192pp.)
Publication Date: September 2000
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Cameron Miller is pretending to be someone he isn't. When he began presenting himself as Neil Lacey, it was the only way he could think of to distance himself from what Pop had done, to finally climb out of his nightmarish existence. He thought it would be easy--playing the rich kid, sailing his boat--but he didn't count on Cougar. Now Cougar, his father's old accomplice, has tracked Cameron down and presented an ultimatum: Share the wealth or be exposed. Will Cameron give up his new identity to protect Neil's family? Or will he let his search for a new life destroy those around him?
Elaine Marie Alphin is very active in the field of children's literature. She has written numerous books for young readers and more than two hundred articles for children's maagazines. Ms. Alphin lives in Madison, Indiana.