Fake ID (Hardcover)
Amistad, 9780062121844, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Lamar Giles takes readers on a wild and dark ride in this contemporary Witness Protection thriller, perfect for fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, and John Grisham.
Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight. In fact, his name isn't really Nick Pearson. He shouldn't tell you his real name, his real hometown, or why his family just moved to Stepton, Virginia. And he definitely shouldn't tell you about his friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy Eli was uncovering when he died. About how Nick had to choose between solving Eli's murder with his hot sister, Reya, and "staying low-key" like the Program said to do.
But he's going to tell you—unless he gets caught first. . . .
About the Author
Lamar "L. R." Giles writes stories for teens and adults. He's never met a genre he didn't like, having penned science fiction, fantasy, horror, and noir thrillers, among others. He is a Virginia native, a Hopewell High Blue Devil, and an Old Dominion University Monarch. He resides in Chesapeake, Virginia, with his wife.
Praise For Fake ID…
— Kirkus Reviews
“[An] engrossing thriller.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Conspiracy theorists and thriller fans alike will be guessing right up to the end of this exciting debut.”
“Smart, punchy teen dialogue; a strong African American protagonist; and non-stop twists and turns make this mystery pop.”
— The Horn Book