Sara Jane Rispoli isn't well-mannered like Nancy Drew, but she has her reasons. Her parents and little brother have disappeared; meanwhile, her uncle is possibly involved with the mob. Local author Goeglein tells this fast-paced story in the manic journaling of a 16-year-old in crisis. As she hunts for the truth, visiting familiar Chicago landmarks along the way, Sara herself becomes the hunted. Assassins, corrupt cops and a ward’s worth of unsavory villains hound her across our town. Despite the pressure and the danger, Sara's voice never becomes that of a generic hero confidently assured of success—she is, through and through, a Chicago teenager in deep over her head.
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