|Zach's Lie (2001) [Novel]|
by Roland Smith
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(From the publisher):
Jack is a pretty average kid—until the night that changes his life forever. That is the night men in masks break into his house, threaten Jack and his family, and then ransack their home. It is that same night that Jack discovers that his father has been arrested for drug trafficking—the reason why these men have come into their lives.
Jack, his mother, and his sister are forced to enter the Witness Security Program, which means that their identities up to that moment will be completely wiped out. Jack becomes "Zach" and moves to Elko, Nevada, a town in the middle of nowhere. There he meets Sam, the strangest school custodian he has ever encountered, and Catalin, a girl who might make Zach's uprooting worth the trouble. But just as Zach finally begins to put the pieces of his life back together, he finds himself in danger again—and this time his actions could determine the fates of everyone he cares about most.
Original title: Zach's Lie
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Suspense/Thriller