At Risk of Being a Fool Author:Jeanette Cottrell With her husband confined to a nursing home, retired teacher Jeanie McCoy works part-time in an at-risk youth program, helping six troubled students prepare for the GED exam. Her students have police records and most are repeat offenders. So when a pipe bomb explodes at a Delancey Brothers construction site and injures a man, the police target o... more »ne of Jeanie's students employed there.
Jeanie is very protective of her "kids"; she sees the vulnerable, softer side each one hides behind a tough veneer. But she knows they've got their secrets, and decides the only way to help is to tackle the mystery herself. As more pipe bombs go off and the stakes are raised to murder, suspicion on Jeanie's class mounts. Her grit and determination not to let these kids down lure her into a deadly game against an opponent with a dangerous mind.« less
Very engrossing tale--Jeanie is a teacher and her students are preparing for their GED, they all have police records and most repeat offenders. A pipe bomb goes off and she is going to protect her "kids" even with their secrets, she knows they did not do this. Now she has to find out who did. Kept me guessing until the end. I liked this book. Quick read and well written--was never bored and the ending was not what i expected.