Code of Silence: Living A Lie Comes With A Price

Paperback | March 30, 2013

byTim Shoemaker

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“Like many a crackerjack thriller, this one boasts a breakneck beginning…Rarely are kids in thrillers portrayed this realistically...Deliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit.”

 –Booklist Starred Review

Telling the Truth Could Get Them Killed. Remaining Silent Could Be Worse.

When Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a man in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives. After being seen by the criminals—who may also be cops—Cooper makes everyone promise never to reveal what they have seen. Telling the truth could kill them. But remaining silent means an innocent man takes the fall and a friend never receives justice.

Is there ever a time to lie? And what happens when the truth is dangerous?

The three friends, trapped in a code of silence, must face the consequences of choosing right or wrong when both options have their price.

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“Like many a crackerjack thriller, this one boasts a breakneck beginning…Rarely are kids in thrillers portrayed this realistically...Deliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit.” –Booklist Starred ReviewTelling the Truth Could Get Them Killed. Remaining Silent Could Be Worse.When Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a m...

Tim Shoemaker is a national speaker and author of eleven books, including Code of Silence, Back Before Dark, and the third in the series, Below the Surface. His nonfiction titles include Super Husband, Super Dad … You Can Be the Hero Your Family Needs.  Tim has three grown sons and has been happily married for over thirty years. Tim ha...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:March 30, 2013Publisher:ZonderkidzLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031072693X

ISBN - 13:9780310726937

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Some will findShoemaker's covering of every angle too exhaustive, but it is just this meticulousness that makes thisnovel stand apart. Rarely are kids in thrillers portrayed this realistically: sick with worry, horrified byinjury, and smart but not preternaturally so. Mentions of multiple characters' Christianity feel shoehornedin, but that doesn't take away from this deliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit.' - Daniel Kraus, Booklist Review