The Innocence Game
by Michael Harvey
A cold case is about to do supernova and three students will learn the price of innocence.
Northwestern's renowned journalism school, Ian Joyce has been invited
to participate in a prestigious seminar that investigates wrongful
convictions and forgotten cases. With only two other
classmates--beautiful, strong-willed Sarah Gold and enigmatically
brilliant Jake Havens--he begins to investigate the long-ago murder of a
young boy, ten-year-old Skylar Wingate, last seen walking home from
school, his body discovered three days later in a forest preserve. His
alleged killer was murdered decades ago in jail. But two chilling clues
delivered to Jake's house suggest that the killer is still very much
alive, and, in fact, in their midst. As the evidence mounts, the three
classmates find themselves drawn into web of distrust, deceit, and
corruption that will lead from the grittiest corners of Chicago and to
the shores of Lake Michigan.