Life on Johnny's estate is hard. When he decides to become a detective, he thinks he's got it all figured out - there's sure to be loads of cases just begging to be investigated. But things start to spin out of control when he gets tangled up with the local gangs, and even more when he discovers the name of someone who might have killed his father. Johnny is on a quest for the truth, but can he discover it before the gangs of the estate take over? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Kevin Brooks has had many interesting and unusual jobs - working in a zoo, a crematorium and a post office - before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hard-hitting and utterly compelling teen fiction. He has won awards for his brilliant novels, most notably the recent Carnegie winner, The Bunker Diary.