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The Conviction by Robert Dugoni
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Jun 20, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from June 20 to 21, 2012

Robert Dugoni deals with important issues with this book, rebellious teenagers, parental relationships with their children and the hold that drugs can have on a young person's life.

Jake Carter is scheduled to attend a substance abuse program. His step-father, successful attorney David Sloane doesn't know how to reach the boy and keep him out of jail.

David gets a call from his friend, Detective Tom Molia, inviting him and Jake to join Tom and his son, T.J. on a hiking and fishing vacation.

They rent a room in Truluck, California and the first night, when their parents are asleep, Jake and T.J. are caught stealing liquor and a gun from a grocery store. Before the father's know what's going on, the next morning, the boys are tried and sent to the Fresh Start Youth Training Facility.

There seems to be nothing the fathers can do. The judge is like a character from the old west, who controls the town. The police are locally hired and aren't any help. The training program might be a good idea but the more they hear about it, the more worried the fathers become.

The suspense builds nicely and the reader is kept on the edge of their seat wondering of David will be able to save Jake and how could he succeed. In the meanwhile, at the school there is bullying and sadistic guards for the boys to put up with.

Dugoni is a professional story teller and this is a smoothly plotted mystery that is a joy to read.

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Linda I like Robert Dugoni and look forward to all the David Sloane books. This one was no exception.

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