Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399256516, 338pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey and his loyal new friends sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their classmate Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey need to keep himself and his friends safe from the Butcher of Lodz, but he needs to figure out who shot Rachel no matter what it takes.
Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, but with danger just seconds away, it is going to take all of his determination and help from his friends to protect the people he loves, even if he does not know who or what he is protecting them from.
From Kirkus Reviews Coben deftly weaves multiple plot threads into a compelling whole. An involving thriller that moves like lightning.
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“Coben deftly weaves these multiple plot threads into a compelling whole . . . An involving thriller that moves like lightning.”
“Mickey’s fast-paced, first person narration won’t disappoint his growing fan base. The satisfying conclusion leaves enough open-ended questions to continue this gripping series.”
“The character development is solid . . . and readers will enjoy Mickey’s internal dialogue as well as his relationships with Ema and Spoon . . . Recommend this for readers who enjoy Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series or Charlie Higson’s Young James Bond novels.”