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The co-author of Black Mass, The New York Times bestseller about mobster Whitey Bulger, returns to Boston in a page-turning novel inspired by a true story of injustice. Romero Taylor is in prison for a sensational murder that he insists he didn’t commit. Trell, his fourteen-year-old daughter, believes him, but she knows that faith alone won’t set him free. She convinces a lawyer to take on his case and an investigative reporter to expose old lies. She chases down every lead that might exonerate her father—even the dangerous ones. A tough-eyed look at the justice system and the power of journalism, this gripping novel is also a loving tribute to a daughter’s determination.

Dick Lehr was a member of The Boston Globe’s acclaimed Spotlight Team of investigative reporters and is the co-author of Black Mass, a bestseller that was made into a movie starring Johnny Depp. Now a professor of journalism at Boston University, he lives near Boston with his family. This is his first novel for young adults. Published by Candlewick Press.