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There is something evil in the air. Fourteen-year-old Bobby senses it. Who is that man he saw arguing with his pretty new English teacher? And what was the real reason she missed school for days afterward? Bobby knows he should mind his own business, but times are confusing. World War II has just ended and the world is changing. Bobbys world, especially. Theres his relationship with Joanie, for onewhy does being her friend feel awkward all of a sudden? And then there are his buddies, the junior varsity Edenville Owlsa group of basketball players in need of a leader. Can they help each other off the court as well as they can on it? They will need to. Something evil is in the air.
Robert B. Parker brings the same powerful storyline and spare, atmospheric prose to his first novel for young readers that he does to his "New York Times" best selling Spenser novels. A perfect fit.