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Publisher Description

PI Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, takes on corruption in the justice system in this stellar New York Times bestselling thriller in Robert B. Parker’s series.
 
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.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2015
May 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

CentralCALady ,

Almost like Robert Parker

He's come a long way. Not perfect, but much better than his past tries.

Tlobertini ,

So good and feels like home

I enjoy the series and so glad it is continuing in the manner it has always been written. Here’s to many more. I loved this one.

Madiluc ,

Does not check facts

Atkins is getting better but his books are not seamless with how Parker wrote and I do not expect they ever will be. To much product placement in his books. Also does not check facts, F. Lee Bailey is NOT dead and Tampa Bay Rays haven't been the Devil Rays since 2008, those are just 2 examples. "Spenser" loves sports and would know that. I'm confused about why we didn't find out who the "kid" was.

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