Author(s): Sophie Masson
A moving novel about one child's life in the middle of the drug war in Mexico. For high-school student Emilio Garcia Lopez, it's an ordinary school day. But that evening the knock on the door announcing the arrival of his police-officer cousin Juanita, flanked by a tall man in the uniform of the Federal Police, will turn his ordinary day into the beginning of a long nightmare. Emilio's mother has been kidnapped in broad daylight from a hotel carpark by unidentified criminals, who appear to know a great deal about her business and who have mistaken her for a wealthy businesswoman. An action-packed story set in a contemporary conflict zone.
Shortlisted for Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing: Primary Single Title Category 2015. Long-listed for Sisters in Crime's Davitt Awards: Best Young Adult Novel 2015.
Sophie Masson has published more than 50 novels, mostly for young adults and children, but also for adults, including Forest of Dreams, The Hunt for Ned Kelly and The Hand of Glory.