An interesting book. I met the author Phillip Margolin here at Wordstock this past year, I believe this book is one of his first. Due to that I can't say it is the best book I've read because it bounces around a lot and it succumbs to the effect that writers can be plauged with called telling, not showing. The story is written such that you are told what is happening rather than being shown what is happening. This simply means that the readers never really get "sucked into" the book and feel that they are a part of the story. I have several others of his books and plan to read them to compare.