HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Unaccounted For by Nan Willard Cappo
Loading...

Unaccounted For

by Nan Willard Cappo

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
243443,774 (4.4)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 3 of 3
Very entertaining and well written. there is an obvious twist, but was not sure which way the writer would go. ( )
  sdrobert | Feb 21, 2012 |
Really enjoyed this book. Think it is a great Teen book because it has mystery, adventure, detective work, and is more "wholesome" than many of the books that are currently avaiable. I would highly recommend. ( )
  ccvaug | Jan 25, 2012 |
Milo Shoemaker's father is dead; a victim of a suicide. When he finds books on how to commit fraud in his father's library, Milo wonders if his father is a cheat as well as a coward. But could his father have been conducting his own investigation of the mighty Wolverine Motors? Milo takes a year off from college and finagles a job with Wolverine. His best friend, Zaffer, is also hired so the two spend the summer infiltrating the Company. The book offers an array of suspicious characters: the owner of the company, Alf Farnon, the chief controller, Gordon/George Pearce, the owner's beautiful daughter, Ellie. There are stake-outs, chases, and a thrilling show-down. The ending is unsettling: the good guys and the bad guys are not all that they seem.

As in Cappo's CHEATING LESSONS, this book is a study in shifting loyalties and murky ethics. Cappo adds Midwest, rust-belt culture with a light touch. Astute readers will catch Michigan references. A little slow to start, the book gathers steam and becomes a who-done-it of the finest order. ( )
  mjspear | Nov 28, 2011 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0983822204, Paperback)

From UNACCOUNTED FOR:

"Don't rule out murder."
"Murder!" Milo was startled into laughter. "By who?"
"Whoever he owed money to. Isn't it just as likely that whoever he owed killed him, as that he killed himself? Come on, Shoe. He had a lot to live for. " Zaffer shook his head in world-weary wisdom at Milo's naïveté. "Moscow rules, buddy."
  "What?"
  Zaffer ticked them off on his fingers. "Assume nothing. Keep your options open. Don't look back--you're never completely alone. Only the best spies made it out of Moscow." "I don't think my dad knew Moscow rules." Zaffer pointed a finger at him. "Exactly."
   Of all the scenarios Milo had imagined taking place the night his father died, murder wasn't one. Tim Shoemaker didn't have any enemies.... And Valeene wasn't Detroit. Murders in Valeene were about as common as Ferraris. And yet... murder would absolve his father of all kinds of sins. Sloppy driving, poor judgment, forgetfulness. Cowardice. Murder would give Milo someone to blame.
His spirits rose.    

(Description) The time is southeast Michigan, present day. The auto companies are sinking faster than an SUV off Luna Pier, and the job scene is the worst in America. But ever since his father hired on as an accountant at flourishing Wolverine Motors, Milo Shoemaker has felt like a winner. Then his dad drives over a cliff in the fog. Someone robs their house during the funeral. Did his father really die by accident? To find out, Milo passes up college to take a job at Wolverine, where he uncovers dangerous truths about business, heroes, and the boss's daughter. Maybe some secrets should remain... unaccounted for.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:01 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

LibraryThing Member Giveaway

Nan Willard Cappo's book Unaccounted For was available from LibraryThing Member Giveaway.

LibraryThing Author

Nan Willard Cappo is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 3
4.5
5 2

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,414,364 books! | Top bar: Always visible