By April Henry
(Putnam Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780399246456, 224pp.)
Publication Date: March 5, 2009
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When Ellie?s parents are busted for possession of marijuana, the FBI gives her a choice: infiltrate the Mother Earth Defenders (MED), a radical environmental group, or her parents will go to jail. At first Ellie is more than willing to entrap the MEDics, but the more time she spends undercover?particularly with Coyote, the green-eyed MEDic that she can?t stop thinking about?the more she starts to believe in their cause. When talk turns to murder, Coyote backs out, but Ellie is willing to risk everything to save her family?even if it means losing Coyote and putting her own life on the line.
April Henry, author of the acclaimed YA thriller Shock Point, pulls an issue straight from the headlines as she deftly explores what happens when good intentions get out of hand. With the environment a hot topic, this blend of explosive action and romance will make Torched a must-read for all suspense lovers.
April Henry lives in Portland, Oregon.