Theo Boone has learned all about crime and justice from his parents, two prominent attorneys, and from his hours spent roaming the halls at the courthouse. So when his best friend, April, gets kidnapped from her bedroom in the dead of night, he is ready to help the investigation however he can. Although the police have a suspect right away, Theo worries that they aren't pursuing all possible leads. At the same time, he begins to suspect that April has been keeping many secrets, even from him. With the help of his friends, his legal training, and his eccentric uncle Ike, Theo starts investigating the case from a new angle. What he uncovers will put him at odds with the police department, with April's family, and with his own parents. He has to take drastic action, but it just might be the only way to save April's life. Old wounds are uncovered and dark family secrets are revealed in this highly entertaining detective story, starring the smartest kid lawyer around.