Synopses & Reviews
PI Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, returns in this stellar New York Times bestselling addition to the iconic series from author Ace Atkins.
What started out as a joke landed seventeen-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that s exactly what happened. This is Blackburn, Mass., where zero tolerance for minors is a way of life.
Leading the movement is tough-as-nails judge Joe Scali, who gives speeches about coming down hard on today s wild youth. But Dillon s mother, who knows other Blackburn kids who are doing hard time for minor infractions, isn t buying Scali s line. She hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing. From the Harbor Islands to a gated Florida community, Spenser and trusted ally Hawk follow a trail through the Boston underworld with links to a shadowy corporation that runs New England s private prisons. They eventually uncover a culture of corruption and cover-ups in the old mill town, where hundreds of kids are sent off to for-profit juvie jails."