From Newbery Medalist Avi comes the thrilling and suspenseful story of an ordinary American family who fall under suspicion. It's 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid in Brooklyn, New York, who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas. But when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep, accusing Pete's father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in Pete's family? As Pete follows the quickly accumulating clues, he begins to wonder if the truth could put his family's livelihood--and even their freedom--at risk. In the tradition of "Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?, Don't You Know There's a War On?, "and "Nothing But the Truth, Catch You Later, Traitor" tells a funny, insightful story packed with realistic period detail of a boy in mid-twentieth-century America whose family is caught in the wide net of America's Red Scare.
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"Mark Turetsky provides just the right noir-style narration for a mystery that takes place in the 1950s. Pete's life is turned upside down when the FBI starts questioning his father about possible Communist activity. Hoping to discern the truth, Pete decides to investigate his family's past. Throughout the story Pete switches to his detective point of view--trying to see the world with a new set of eyes--and Turetsky follows suit. As his voice deepens and his pacing slows, listeners are swept up in description and action with the sound of an old-time radio show. Throughout this middle grade mystery Turetsky keeps listeners in suspense. S.B.T. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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