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Cormier, Robert.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2001
ISBN 0385729626
They import the best interrogator in the area.  He has the reputation of always getting a confession.  And they do need that.  There is no evidence that 12-year-old Jason killed his neighbor.  The little girl was found near the playground but there is nothing to implicate a killer.  Jason just happens to be the last one to see her alive. Trent needs this confession.  His career is riding on it.  The little girl was a friend of an important politician who has promised Trent great things in exchange for the confession.  As the hours go by, we see the master interrogator at work.  We learn his tricks and techniques.  We also see a young boy who is probably innocent.  Will that matter?  Is Trent trying to get to the truth or is he just trying to get a confession?  How will this day end?
SUBJECTS:     Criminal investigation -- Fiction.
                        Detectives -- Fiction.
                        Police -- Fiction.
                        Murder -- Fiction.
                        Massachusetts -- Fiction.


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