Little Boy Lost
By: J. D. Trafford
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
My Rating: 3.5 Stars An Amazon Charts bestseller.
A broken city, a missing young man, and a lawyer searching for truth when nobody else cares. Attorney Justin Glass’s practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn’t doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn’t have the heart to turn her away.
Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body—and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated.
As simmering racial tensions explode into violence, Justin finds himself caught in the tide. And as he gives voice to the discontent plaguing the city’s forgotten and ignored, he vows to search for the killer who preys upon them.
"Tense, Powerful Thriller..." ---Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Little Boy Lost isn’t just an engrossing novel; it’s one that enlightens as well." ---William Kent Krueger "Trafford delivers..." --Booklist Selected as "One of 20 books For Summer" --Saint Louis Post Dispatch
About the Author
Award-winning author J.D. Trafford, described as “a writer of merit” by Mystery Scene magazine, has topped numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including reaching #1 on the Legal Thrillers list. IndieReader selected his debut novel, No Time to Run, as a bestselling pick. Trafford graduated with honors from a top-twenty law school, and he has worked as a civil and criminal prosecutor, as an associate at a large national law firm, and as a nonprofit attorney. He’s handled issues of housing, education, and poverty in communities of color. Prior to law school, he worked in Washington, DC, and lived in Saint Louis, Missouri. He now lives with his wife and children in the Midwest, and he bikes whenever possible. Read More