This is Mickey's first year at Grandview High. After transferring, all he wants to do is keep his head down, work hard and fit in with the upscale crowd. He is approached, because of his tough reputation, to join a group of students to take back the school from the bullies. Mickey finds himself caught up in a shadowy world of violence and retribution. When their planned payback goes horribly wrong, Mickey is forced to acknowledge the thin line between victim and victimizer.
James Henghan is the best-selling author of a number of books for teens, including Waiting for Sarah and Torn Away (both Orca 2003). Hit Squad is his first entry in the Orca Soundings series.