By Elaine Marie Alphin
Cameron Miller is the son of a assassin. All he has ever identified is the stench of the locked cellar, the place he can pay attention the blows and cries and his father's torrent of terror and abuse. Then a miracle occurs: his father is killed in a police shootout. within the aftermath, Cameron grabs his one likelihood for a standard existence: he is taking at the identification of Neil Lacey, a boy who Mr. Miller had kidnapped six years in the past. As Neil, he has a lifestyles with loving mom and dad, a brother and sister, and the comforts purely cash can purchase. yet anyone understands what Cameron's doing-someone with the ability to show his existence again right into a nightmare.
"An engrossing, suspenseful novel that's certain to preserve the reader glued to the page." (Kirkus Reviews)
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