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Sixteen-year-old Chastity and her mother have been on the run ever since she can remember. They’ve just settled down in San Francisco, where Chass is reclaiming her phenomenal musical talent and finally starting up her own band. But then Chass witnesses the murder of pop star Josh Emmit and gets involved in the secret and dangerous underground club scene in San Francisco. If Chass can solve Josh’s murder and prove to the police that she’s not involved, then she and her mom can stay in San Francisco. But if her ...

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Overview

Sixteen-year-old Chastity and her mother have been on the run ever since she can remember. They’ve just settled down in San Francisco, where Chass is reclaiming her phenomenal musical talent and finally starting up her own band. But then Chass witnesses the murder of pop star Josh Emmit and gets involved in the secret and dangerous underground club scene in San Francisco. If Chass can solve Josh’s murder and prove to the police that she’s not involved, then she and her mom can stay in San Francisco. But if her cover is blown, the man who has been hunting them will find them again. And this time, they may not be lucky enough to escape.

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Editorial Reviews

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...a well-crafted story that's filled with sympathetic, colorful characters. (School Library Journal)
VOYA
Life has not been easy for Chass. She and her mother have been on the run from a murderous man for as long as she can remember. Still she is not prepared to witness teen pop sensation Josh Emmit being shot in front of her. She runs from the scene, but not before he gives her an engraved ingot. She soon finds herself the prime suspect, and her mother is ready to pack and leave. Chass, however, has found a band and friends, and she is not ready to move on. So she fights back, determined to find the real killer herself. This second installment in the Hunted series turns up the heat with the murder occurring in the first five pages. It provides plenty of twists and turns and red herrings to keep the reader guessing. There is a "fake" brother, a mysterious group of teens called The Hundred, car chases, and running from the cops. The ending stretches believability, but the series does not try to be any thing more than it is-a fun, crime series with a likeable heroine who has amazing luck at escaping the bad guy. The previous book, Fake ID (Sleuth/Dutton, 2005/VOYA August 2005), was popular with reluctant readers, and this one will be too. More sophisticated readers may find it fun, escapist reading while they try to guess the ending. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Sleuth/Dutton, 256p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Mary Ann Harlan
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This sequel to the first-rate Fake ID (Dutton, 2005) finds 16-year-old Chastity and her mother hoping to make normal lives for themselves in San Francisco. They are still pursued by a powerful, menacing figure from the past who is determined to reclaim a tape recording that proves him guilty of murder. Chass is a talented singer who dreams of having her own band. She witnesses, and is implicated in, the drive-by shooting of a famous young musician. Soon she is drawn into the dark underworld of a secret society that might have something to do with the crime. Teens with an interest in music will especially enjoy this suspenseful, action-packed thriller. Several unexpected twists add to a well-crafted story that's filled with sympathetic, colorful characters. This title can stand on its own but the first book fills in more of the history of Chass and her mother. Readers searching for a quick, suspenseful read will find a winner here.-Miranda Doyle, San Francisco Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Music, murder, car chases and a secret society get blended together as this thriller series continues. Sixteen-year old Chass and her Mom, on the run from the evil corporate magnate Kyle Van Epps, are installed in San Francisco where Chass witnesses a murder. Chass, a brilliant singer, has just met pop star Josh when he's shot in front of her. When the cops hone in on her as the only suspect despite clear forensic evidence that proves her innocence, Chass decides to solve the crime herself by infiltrating a secret, elite club of loathsome teenagers. Meanwhile, she starts a band and plays gigs with her new friends as she escapes from police and other unsavory characters. Murder suspects sprout like fungi throughout the book, but the absurdly contrived solution simply keeps the series alive. Still, plenty of action gets the story moving. For fans and thrill seekers. (Fiction. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142409046
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 10/18/2007
  • Series: Hunted Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 789,635
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Sorrells, an Edgar Award-winning author, lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2008

    Perfect Mystery

    I think it is the best book I've read. Because even the very end is a important thing in this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    i've never really been a fan of mysteries, but man, this book was good! my friends were like read Fake ID. I was like ...i guess. I read it, couldn't put it down and had to go for the next book, hope the next one is just as good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2006

    One question....

    I have one question: WHY IS THIS SERIES NOT MORE FAMOUS?! This is an absolutely terrific story, and it goes right along with the rest of the world--it's perfectly possible. It has suspense and danger and adventure--all the great things about fiction. So why isn't it more famous??? Must research....

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