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VOYACam Stewart is the perfect seventeen-year-old-smart, good looking, a personable athlete-who wakes up as the victim of a kidnapping. His captors are strangers, their motive unknown, but Cam's instincts scream, "Escape!" Once free, he realizes that he is in Washington state, hundreds of miles from his home in San Diego, and not only must he find a way to get back, he also must determine who the good guys and bad guys really are. That line becomes even more blurred when a call to his father results in what looks like a setup, and Cam barely avoids being recaptured. With the help of Jax and especially Tee, who give him a lift and ultimately a place to crash while he figures things out, Cam discovers information about his family and about himself that makes the past a lie and the future unclear. With a plot reminiscent of Cormier's I Am the Cheese (Knopf, 1977) and a delivery that will appeal to fans of television crime suspense, this novel takes its place in a genre infrequently visited by young adult authors. Marks spins a complex tale that unfolds with clue dropping and subtle surprise, using multiple narrators and interwoven subplots that come together smartly as the story unfolds. Fast-paced storytelling, realistic characters, and plenty of forensic science create appeal for a wide range of readers. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Bloomsbury, 272p., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.