When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.
When he, along with his mother and sister, is forced to enter the Witness Security Program after his father is arrested for drug trafficking and their home is destroyed by dangerous men, Jack, now know as "Zach," moves to Elko, Nevada and meets Sam, an eccentric custodian, and Catalin, the girl of his dreams, but soon the dangerous men track them down. Reprint.
A suspense novel for young teens. About a boy who enters the witness protection program. His identity is a secret...or is it?
Zach's Lie is a story of a young man (a seventh grader) whose life is uprooted when his father is arrested and his family must enter the witness protection program. He, his mother and his older sister are given new identities and a new life history as well as a new place to live. Such changes are challenging at best but when this happens to a young man at a point in his life when he's struggling to define and discover his real identity, it can be devastating.
This fast paced, generally upbeat, book reads like an adventure movie and is consistently interesting although like most stories along these lines, some of the coincidences are a bit far fetched.
Still this is an engaging and entertaining read. While aimed at young adults, there is very little in this book that makes it feel juvenile. It can be read by adults without feeling that they've gotten into kiddie territory.
I recommend it.