Dara Burke’s life is far from perfect. Her parents fight all the time, and her little brother Alvey is a royal pain. But none of that matters because it’s summer! Now she and her best friend Fran can ride their ten-speeds, watch baseball, or just hang out.
On the other side of town, Baltimore City patrolman Stan Gorsky also looks forward to summer crab feasts and a cold bottle of Natty Boh. He likes his job and loves his family, and all seems right with the world.
And then the first little boy dies, changing everything.