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The author introduces us to David, a 14 year old boy who wants to be taken seriously by the local paper. In his town, and the area around, is a mystery about some unarmed men being gunned down on a "rum runners" boat during prohibition. David knows there is one source, an old man, who knows what happened. If he can get the old man to talk. It's a coming of age story of David and a boy from the past December 1929. It's an adventure, romance and true crime and a story of choices and the cost of friendship. Masterful. Wonderful!
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This is a prime example of the fact that I will read just about anything. This book targets young readers, but this avid reader could not put it down. Although this book is historical fiction is deftly captures the distinct essence of a time period and place. The essence of the story is inspired by Prohibition, when liquor was illegal and there were many