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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (232 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aric Davis Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nickel is a survivor. He has to be. For as long as he can remember, his life has hinged on the flip of a coin. Or, rather, the scribble of a social worker’s pen. He’s been through the system, even had a good dad for a few years, until he was gone, too. But Nickel remembers everything he taught him, and since the day he escaped from foster care hell, he’s put that knowledge to good use.

Just twelve years old, Nickel makes a steady living by selling marijuana to high schoolers, blackmailing pedophiles he ferrets out online, and working as a private investigator. When a beautiful girl named Arrow hires him to find her little sister Shelby, Nickel figures at best the kid’s a runaway; at worst, some perv’s gotten a hold of her. He scours the internet and the streets of Arrow’s suburban neighborhood, and what he finds there is as ugly a truth as he’s ever seen.

Beyond the manicured lawns, Nickel discovers children for sale, and adults with souls black as the devil. And people like that aren’t about to let some kid ruin their game. This edgy thriller introduces a canny, precocious antihero, the likes of which young adult readers have never seen.

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  • “As dark as they get, Nickel’s travails are often laugh-out-loud funny: he’s got his plan, and he’s sticking to it. Readers will, too, right through the pulse-pounding climax and the crushingly offhand sadness of the denouement. Davis hits hard—but with a surprisingly light touch.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mawdi | 2/17/2014

    " a book about the survival of a Foster child in a messed up adult world... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 2/14/2014

    " Wesley Payne on the real streets. Darker, nastier, more personal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Seth | 2/12/2014

    " I was very impressed this book and its premise. I don't want to give too much away, so I'll skirt around specifics as to why I liked it so much. Suffice it to say that the characters were three dimensional and interesting, the action fast-moving and epic in proportions, and I am hoping the author does a sequel. While by no means perfect or lofty literature, this is an entertaining read with courage and character--a real page-turner from cover to cover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by K. Williams | 2/5/2014

    " Seriously one of the best books I've read in a while. Having a child hard boiled detective as the protagonist was such an ingenius idea and the way he crafted the story was awesome! "

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