First Offense : Innocent Prisoners Project

  • by Marti Green
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby
  • Series: Innocent Prisoners Project
  • 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Frankie Bishop is a model kid: quiet and bright. So everyone, especially his family, is shocked when he's arrested for drug possession - and horrified when he's sentenced to juvenile detention at Eldridge Academy. His uncle, Bruce Kantor of the Help Innocent Prisoners Project, wants to help but knows he's too close to the case.
His associate Dani Trumball has family worries of her own to deal with, but she knows Bruce wouldn't ask for help without cause. Just as she and her team begin to investigate, the case gets even thornier: Frankie is missing, and evidence points to an Eldridge cover-up.
As the FBI launches a hunt for the boy, Dani knows something isn't right. Why would a minor's first offense earn such a harsh punishment? Unconvinced by the court documents, Dani is dogged in her pursuit of the truth that will save Frankie's future - if he still has one.


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Wonderful new legal thriler release in the...

... Innocent Prisoners Project series. Attorney Dani Trumball agrees to handle the case of a 12 year old boy, an honor student with no history of drug use, who is declared delinquent and sentenced to 4 months in a privately operated juvenile detention facility near his home in Florida for possession of two marijuana cigarettes. While there he is beaten badly by guards resulting in a severe spleen injury and several broken ribs. He escapes from the hospital and is captured and sold into human slavery. The questions that arise include why the judge issued such a severe sentence and does the detention facility meet state standards. But first he must be rescued from the human traffickers.

First Offense is a complex novel that includes a lot of human interest. For example, the boy's older brother is in Marine boot camp and his father, a Marine Lieutenant Colonel, is missing in action and likely a prisoner of the Taliban. This legal thriller plays with the listener's emotions very nicely. First Offense is Book 4 in this 4 novel series.

Tanya Eby does a fabulous job of narration if I overlook her mispronouncing our local city's name of Charlotte as shar-lot' repeatedly.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

These books keep getting better and better!

If there were a hundred of these I would Audible and Chill until my ears bled!
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- N Wright

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio