Prettyboy Must Die: A Novel (Hardcover)
A CIA prodigy's cover is blown when he accidentally becomes an internet sensation in #Prettyboy Must Die, Kimberly Reid's fun, fast thriller inspired by the #Alexfromtarget story and perfect for fans of Alex Rider.
When Peter Smith’s classmate snaps a picture of him during a late night run at the track, Peter thinks he might be in trouble. When she posts that photo—along with the caption, “See the Pretty Boy Run,”—Peter knows he’s in trouble. But when hostiles drop through the ceiling of his 6th period Chem Class, Peter’s pretty sure his trouble just became a national emergency.
Because he’s not really Peter Smith. He’s Jake Morrow, former foster-kid turned CIA operative. After a massive screw-up on his first mission, he's on a pity assignment, a dozen hit lists and now, social media, apparently. As #Prettyboy, of all freaking things.
His cover’s blown, his school’s under siege, and if he screws up now, #Prettyboy will become #Deadboy faster than you can say, 'fifteen minutes of fame.' Trapped in a high school with rabid killers and rabid fans, he’ll need all his training and then some to save his job, his school and, oh yeah, his life.
About the Author
Kimberly Reid is the author of thrillers and mysteries for young adults, including Prettyboy Must Die and Perfect Liars as well as the Langdon Prep mystery series. Writing as Kim Reid, she won the Colorado Book Award for creative nonfiction for her memoir, No Place Safe, which has been optioned for television by ABC Signature Studios and Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave).
“Die Hard + Mission: Impossible = this book. Say hello to your next favorite action hero!” -- Lamar Giles, award-winning author of Fake ID
"Kimberly Reid’s immensely likable hero hooked me from the first page, and twist after twist kept me wondering who I could trust all the way to the end of this clever thriller. #Prettyboy is #reallyfun!" -- Maggie Hall, author of The Conspiracy of Us
“A fast-paced thriller crackling with romance, twists, and international intrigue. What’s not to love?”--Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners