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Death at Devil's Bridge

Cynthia DeFelice

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

The sequel to Devil's Bridge

At thirteen, Ben Daggett, a Martha's Vineyard local, takes a summer job as first mate on a charter boat and plans to spend the July Fourth weekend helping to entertain tourists. On his first day out, Ben spots a strange object in the water -- a red Porsche. Then he learns that the driver is missing! Donny, a cool sixteen-year-old, admits to having submerged the car -- but nothing more. Also a native, Donny resents the rich tourists, and even steals from them. Despite Donny's transgressions, Ben would give anything to hang out with him. Unfortunately, he gives too much, and ends up involved in drug dealing and maybe murder, and with full understanding of Donny's role in at least one of these crimes. Should he tell on Donny? In Cynthia DeFelice's exciting new adventure novel, the hero faces up to his own weakness and struggles to decide what to do about his friend.

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Death at Devil's Bridge
OneThe summer was crazy right from the beginning, even before I discovered the sunken car in West Basin harbor. The Gazette was reporting "record numbers" of tourists pouring from the ferry boats onto Martha's Vineyard, the island where I lived. Mom was working all weekend at Town Hall, selling them beach passes. Barry Lester, the guy who'd been kind of her boyfriend since Pop died, was busy renting them cars and mopeds and Jeeps. And I had my first real job.I was working for Pop's old friend Chick Flanders, who owned a bait and tackle store down-island in Edgartown.
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Praise for Death at Devil's Bridge

"A riveting story of a 13-year-old boy seduced by the thrill of dangerous friendship and, despite intentions, drawn into the treacherous world of drugs and murder . . . Keeping the reader in the grip of the plot, [DeFelice] explores a teen's use of moral tools in the face of pressures from peers." --Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Cynthia DeFelice

  • Cynthia DeFelice is the author of Nowhere to Call Home, The Ghost of Fossil Glen, The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker, and other popular middle-grade novels. She lives in upstate New York.
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Death at Devil's Bridge

Cynthia DeFelice

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