A Faith Flores Science MysteryBook - 2014
When loner Faith Flores finds her mother dead of an apparent overdose, she refuses to believe that_s the case. Sure, her mom made some bad decisions, but leaving her daughter would never be one of them. Unfortunately, the cops are all too eager to close the case and move on, sending a distraught and unsatisfied Faith to live with her Aunt T in the suburbs of Philadelphia.But a note from Melinda, her mom_s junkie friend, prompts Faith to begin digging, igniting her passion in science and her need for answers. Faith soon discovers Melinda and her mother had participated in an experimental clinical trial to treat heroin addiction. Then Melinda also turns up dead from an apparent overdose.Now Faith is pulling out all the stops in her search for truth, cutting school, lying to her aunt, her best friend, even the police. The only person she can_t lie to is new boy Jesse, whose brutal honesty is a welcome respite from the mountain of misinformation uncovered by her investigation.Faith_s investigation takes her through the myriad back alleys and laboratories of Philly, all the way to one of the most powerful scientists in town. But when the medical examiner_s body is found in the Schuylkill River, Faith realizes if she doesn_t find who_s behind the sinister science and its cover-up, she could be next.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : The Poisoned Pencil, an imprint of Poisoned Pen Press, 2014
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHODOSH
Characteristics: viii, 302 pages ; 22 cm