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Author: Stefan Petrucha
Release Date: March 1, 2012
You thought you knew him. You were dead wrong.
Carver Young dreams of becoming a detective, despite growing up in an orphanage with only crime novels to encourage him. But when he is adopted by Detective Hawking of the world famous Pinkerton Agency, Carver is given not only the chance to find his biological father, he finds himself smack in the middle of a real life investigation: tracking down a vicious serial killer who has thrown New York City into utter panic. When the case begins to unfold, however, it's worse than he could have ever imagined, and his loyalty to Mr. Hawking and the Pinkertons comes into question. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes dire, Carver must decide where his true loyalty lies. Full of whip-smart dialogue, kid-friendly gadgets, and featuring a then New York City Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt, Ripper challenges everything you thought you knew about the world's most famous serial killer. (Publisher's Summary from Amazon)
Before I read nothing but YA, I was a huge gobbler of detective novels and psychological thrillers, so Ripper caught my eye immediately. Great title and it definitely has guy appeal, which is always a plus for me because middle school boys are notoriously reluctant readers. As an added plus this one throw in a serial killer, a body count and gadgets. Oh yeah I want this one asap.