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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 256
Themes: mystery, teen fiction, the justice system
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2019
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High-school football star Matt Barnes was on top of the world until a freak snowboarding accident ended his football career and left him with a permanent limp. With life as he knew it forever changed, Matt is overcome by hopelessness at his new reality. 


Then Matt lands a summer internship at The Justice Project, an organization that defends the wrongly convicted. To his dismay, he discovers that the other intern is his classmate and nemesis Sonya Livingstone. Sonya, a quick-witted social activist, thinks Matt is just another pampered jock. Matt thinks she's a self-righteous know-it-all.


The reluctant pair slowly develop a friendship as they investigate the case of Ray Richardson, a man convicted of murdering his parents twenty-one years ago. They are soon convinced that Ray is innocent. Unraveling this mystery takes them on a dangerous journey full of twists and turns. Matt is determined to find the real murderer and give Ray a future, but can he do the same for himself?