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Gem, Himself, Alone

Gem, Himself, Alone

A gritty contemporary young adult novel

ByP.D. Workman

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Winner of In the Margins Committee Recommended Reads 2020. Gem has a secret. Teenage Gem, alone on the street, has survived abuse, institutionalization, and captivity. He has lost everything and everyone he ever loved, but is finally free to build a life. There is only one person he can count on, and that is himself. Gem buries his past the best he can, joins up with the Rippers gang for protection, and does what he has to in order to survive. But Riker, a vice cop, makes it his business to take away the precious freedom Gem has earned and put him behind bars. If he can just break Gem’s alibis. But Riker doesn’t know Gem’s secret. While Riker can sympathize with what Gem has been through, he can’t let a dangerous criminal run free on the streets. Riker delves into Gem’s past in a bid to discover his secrets. Can he sort through the tangled threads to lay bare Gem’s past? And if he does, will he be able to put Gem behind bars once more? Gem is desperate to keep his secrets and make a new life for himself. Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author P.D. Workman brings you a gritty tale of suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat and rooting for Gem right to the last page.


Publication Date
Jul 28, 2022
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): P.D. Workman


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm)

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