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by Joe Gazzam

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Jason Holden has been on thin ice since his mother died. Capping off a burglary and bar fight with a brutal car wreck, the seventeen year old finds himself firmly on the wrong side of the law.

His behavior isn't winning him any points with his father, who happens to be the state governor. So when Governor Holden learns of a program for troubled youth, he jumps at the chance to deal with Jason's outbursts while cementing his position for being tough on crime.

The program is a radical exercise designed to frighten teens from a life of crime. It's called "Scared Straight," and takes them into the heart of Blackenbush Maximum Security Penitentiary.

Jason, along with a group of hardened juvenile delinquents, quickly comes face to face with some of the most extreme convicts the state has ever seen. But what's designed as an exercise becomes all too real as a prisoner take-over comes to fruition. Before long the entire penitentiary is under siege, surrounded by feds and overrun with violent lifers loose from their cells.

Jason, trapped in the middle of in the chaos, will have to trust in the most unlikely person-- Karl Rix, a convict with his own body count. Between them, they just might find a way to save their skin and even a bit of redemption. But at what cost?


"Wildly suspenseful with great characters. Pure fun to read."
-- TOPHER GRACE, actor, "Interstellar," "Traffic," "That '70s Show"

"Fast, shocking, and gritty. You'll love it."
-- CHRIS MORGAN, screenwriter of "Fast and Furious franchise," "Wanted."

"It's unpredictable and gripping, a blockbuster, edge-of-your-seat read."
-- JESSICA THERRIEN, bestselling author of "Oppression"

"A runaway train of an action-thriller. A complete page-turner."
-- GARY SPINELLI, Screenwriter of "American Made"

"Crack this book and hang on for your life."
-- AHMET ZAPPA, producer of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."

"Fascinating characters, breakneck pacing and as much suspense as you can handle."
-- TOM O'CONNER screenwriter of "Hitman's Bodyguard"

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940157077440
Publisher: Joe Gazzam
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Screenwriter/Novelist Joe Gazzam was born in Baltimore, MD, grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL and graduated from the University of Florida. Soon after college he moved to Los Angeles with one script under his arm, knowing no one and having never been to California in his life.

Since then, due to good luck and the support of friends and family, he’s been a working screenwriter for 8 years. Joe has worked on such films as:

21 Jump Street
Step Up: Revolution
Disney’s Hawaiian Adventure
It Takes a Thief
Anubis Tapestry
(and many more)

Although he loves screenwriting, books were always his passion growing up. He's recently completed his debut novel "Uncaged which is available now.

He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and young son.

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