Inspired by the true story of a young man's false imprisonment for murder, this Dick Lehrís first book for teenagers, a gripping novel about a daughterís fight for justice against the odds. A former reporter for the Boston Globeís famous Spotlight Team, he has re-imagined a case he investigated about a young manís false imprisonment to create a gripping and compelling story about a daughter determined to prove her fatherís innocence.
On a hot summer night in Boston, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl became the innocent victim of gang-related gunfire. Amid public outcry, an immediate manhunt was on to catch the murderer, and a young African-American man was quickly apprehended, charged, and Ė wrongly Ė convicted of the crime. Trell was only a baby when her father was imprisoned, but she has always been certain of his innocence. Twelve years after his conviction, she persuades a down-on-his-luck reporter and a determined lawyer to help clear her fatherís name. As they attempt to uncover back-door deals, track down crucial witnesses and unearth vital evidence that will prove her fatherís innocence, it becomes clear that some people in the neighbourhood want to keep this information hidden Ė at any cost.
Endorsed by Amnesty International.
By Dick Lehr
Paperback, 336 pages
19.8 x 12.9cm
Printed on FSC paper
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