Zach's Lie by Roland Smith

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Jack Osborne's life changes forever the night men in masks break into his house, threaten Jack and his family, and ransack their home. Jack then discovers the reason these men have come into their lives-his father has been arrested for drug trafficking. Jack, his mother, and his sister are then forced to enter Witness Security Program. 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 piece together a new life, he finds himself in danger again-and this time his actions could determine the fates of everyone he cares about.

About Roland Smith

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Roland Smith is the author of "Zach's Lie," an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; "Cryptid Hunters"; "Thunder""""Cave";" Jaguar"; "The Last Lobo"; and "Sasquatch." He lives outside of Portland, Oregon, with his wife Marie, who also writes children's books.
Published June 1, 2001 by Disney-Hyperion. 212 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The life Jack Osborne knew has just ended.

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Jaguar) paints a realistic picture of Zach's complicated emotions: he misses his father and his old life, he's nervous about making a mistake and he is uncomfortable lying, especially to his new girlfriend, Catalin.

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In this suspenseful sequel, Jack Osborne and his sister are captured by the drug cartel they've been hiding from.

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