Ricky discovers that his mom did not die of natural causes but was murdered by drug dealers. He is desperate for revenge and so runs away to Mexico to live on the streets as a ratera (street children) hoping to get information and revenge.
For ages 10- 14. When Ricky finds out that his mother's death was NOT accidental, but she was murdered, he is desperate for revenge. Best for readers in middle American neighborhoods where this would be seen as purely fiction for the young reader. This is a fast paced plot with lots of action and the reluctant reader will fly through it.