Ditch Rider

Ditch Rider As Neil settles into her new house in Albuquerque s North Valley she befriends thirteen year old Cheyanne Morales who lives in a nearby trailer with her mother and her younger half brother Cheyanne

  • Title: Ditch Rider
  • Author: Judith Van Gieson
  • ISBN: 9780061095153
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • As Neil settles into her new house in Albuquerque s North Valley, she befriends thirteen year old Cheyanne Morales, who lives in a nearby trailer with her mother and her younger half brother Cheyanne s teenage angst is complicated by the pressures that gang culture imposes on her and her peers Neil gets a harrowing glimpse of these pressures when a fifteen year old is shAs Neil settles into her new house in Albuquerque s North Valley, she befriends thirteen year old Cheyanne Morales, who lives in a nearby trailer with her mother and her younger half brother Cheyanne s teenage angst is complicated by the pressures that gang culture imposes on her and her peers Neil gets a harrowing glimpse of these pressures when a fifteen year old is shot to death not far from Neil s new home The cops suspect a rival gang member, but late one night, a battered Cheyanne shows up at Neil s front door to confess that she was the shooter The authorities are reluctant to accept Cheyanne s story as a minor she d get only a slap on the wrist and Neil is dubious too, but she agrees to represent her young friend With Cheyanne in custody, Neil uncovers chilling evidence that the girl s family and friends intend to take justice into their own hands Only Neil and her lover, the Kid, can prevent another tragedy from playing out along the ditches of her new neighborhood.

    One thought on “Ditch Rider”

    1. A quick read, with a strong sense of life on the hardscrabble side of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is a 3.5 star novel on my personal scale, and I will try another in the series.

    2. Van Geisen is an Albuquerque author and I saw a number of her titles in a bookstore there. I'm around half way through but put it aside for a number of days. There's something a little bleak about the main character and the setting but it's well written and it has some interesting characters in itm, I think I'm convincing myself to pick it up again.I did finish it but I returned another title to the library unread.

    3. This is a good Neil Hamel story as she and "The Kid" investigate a gang killing. These Hamel stories are well written, an easy read, and have good plot twists. Recommended to mystery fans.

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