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 Incent Prisoners Project, wants to help but kws he's too close to the case. His associate Dani Trumball has family worries of her own to deal with, but she kws 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 kws something isn't right. Why would a mir'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.
After receiving her master's degree and her professional certificate, both in school psychology, Marti Green realized that her true passion was the law. She went on to receive her law degree from Hofstra University and worked as in-house counsel for a major cable television operator for twenty-three years, specializing in contracts, intellectual property law, and regulatory issues. She is the author of the legal thrillers The Price of Justice, Presumption of Guilt, Unintended Consequences, and First Offense. A passionate traveler, mother to two adult sons, and grandmother to five grandchildren, she now lives in Central Florida with her husband, Lenny, and cat, Howie.