This was a sobering story about the corruption of the foster care system.
Ms. Ziman is a foster care improvement advocate. This does not in anyway decrease the power of her story. The protagonist is a chameleon like victim of a corrupt and morally bankrupt program of victimizing the most defenseless members of our society. Foster children frequently bear the brunt of budget cuts and foster “parents” whose goal is to game the system to enrich their pockets as opposed to enriching the life of a child.
The story is bracing in it’s description of the futility of opposing deep pockets and the inequity of justice in a profit driven system. There are a lot of messages in a story that remains a good mystery with provocative overtones.
I recommend the book.
Body of work of Alan Dean Foster
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