Lamar Giles’s debut YA thriller, FAKE ID, hits shelves from HarperTeen, January 2014. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited for it. And I’m even more excited to reveal the color-popping cover for it! First, here’s what the book’s all about. And be sure to enter to win a copy of FAKE ID below!
Nick Pearson is pretending to be someone he isn’t. Not high school pretending. Witness Protection pretending. And the #1 rule is “stay low-key”. But, when his sole friend Eli dies in the school’s journalism room under mysterious circumstances, and Nick stumbles upon the conspiracy Eli planned on exposing, staying low-key takes a backseat to staying alive.
Newspaper Nerd Eli had a secret, an in-the-works story codenamed “Whispertown”. And it’s got a lot of folks interested. Like corrupt cops, the town’s shady mayor, and certain high-ranking government officials. Teaming with Eli’s estranged (and gorgeous) sister, Nick sets out to unravel the mystery and still maintain his cover. He’ll have to use all the deviant skills he’s gained from his racketeering dad, assassin godfather, and their Serbian gangster boss to find the truth. However, each clue brings him closer to answers he may not want. Whispertown is bigger than he could have ever imagined, and in its shadow stands a killer…a killer Nick fears may be his own father.
Lamar Giles writes for teens and adults. Penning everything from epic fantasy to noir thrillers, he’s never met a genre he didn’t like. His debut YA mystery FAKE ID is about a teen in witness protection who investigates his best friend’s murder and stumbles on a dark conspiracy. It will be published in 2014 by HarperCollins Children’s Books/Amistad. He resides in Virginia with his wife and is represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
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And now for the giveaway! Lamar and HarperTeen have generously donated a copy of FAKE ID to one lucky US winner. Prize will be shipped when available. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!