Why do so many of us snap up suspense and horror novels? Why are we often fascinated by the limitless devastation human beings are capable of? Because we have to know. Not need, not want, but have to know --- it's an absolute compulsion. A little boy named Billy Straight fights desperately to go it alone on the streets of Los Angeles --- and we cannot look away.
In the latest offering from Jonathan Kellerman, 12-year-old Billy is a runaway who witnesses a murder and is hunted by several parties. Initially unaware that he is being pursued, Billy continues to study (at the library) and avoids falling into a life of prostitution. Camping out in a 4,100