Quid Pro Quo is a high-stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny people at that. Cyril MacIntyre's mother is a twenty-eight-year-old ex-street kid who drags her son to all her law school classes, then proceeds to get herself kidnapped. That aside, Cyril's life isn't too different from that of other thirteen-year-olds. He has all the usual adolescent issues to deal with: parent problems, self-esteem problems, skin, hair and girl problems. He just has legal problems too. And he's got to solve them if he wants to save his mother's life.
"The narrator of this thoroughly engaging whodunit is the smartest mouth on two legs any of us could expect to meet."
"A narrative laced with lighthearted and self-deprecating humor…Fast-paced and funny."
2006 New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age list