Code of Silence: Living a Lie Comes with a Price (A Code of Silence Novel)

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Telling the Truth Could Get Them Killed.
Remaining Silent Could Be Worse.

When Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a man in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives. After being seen by the criminals—who may also be cops—Cooper makes everyone promise never to reveal what they have seen. Telling the truth could kill them. But remaining silent means an innocent man takes the fall, and a friend never receives justice.

Is there ever a time to lie? And what happens when the truth is dangerous?

The three friends, trapped in a code of silence, must face the consequences of choosing right or wrong when both options have their price.

Paperback, 348 pages
Published on March 30, 2013 by Zonderkidz
ISBN-10: 031072693X
ISBN-13: 9780310726937
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  • goldfishes
    goldfishesThursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:02 pm55 stars
    When three boys - Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy - witness a violent burglary, their lives change in a major way. By telling the truth they put their lives at risk, but by avoiding the consequences they will put their friend in jail and get entangled in a web of lies that may go deeper than anticipated. What should they choose? Find out in this amazing book that keeps you in suspense until the very end when there is a twist you never saw coming.
    • bibliophile
      bibliophileThursday, June 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm44 stars
      This was such an AMAZING story, and it made me think of another book I could relate to with this story. Three close friends Cooper, Gordy, and Hiro saw stuff that could get themselves in trouble. They had been the bystander of a robbery leading into a man getting some injuries. If they tell the truth they are going to be in trouble, if they tell the truth then... dun dun dunnnn. I really enjoyed this book, it really had me going and it was fast pacing. It was written very powerfully, intense, mysterious, and adventurous. I really really liked it and I hope to read more of the series.
      • kitkat1998
        kitkat1998Monday, June 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm22 stars
        This is an interesting Christian book about the dangers of lying by omission and the cascade effect of a single lie. The plot is interesting and keeps the reader engaged. A gook read for older kids.
        • spinkiepie
          spinkiepieWednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:23 am55 stars
          I really loved this book. Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy all thought that Frank was dead but he was still alive.
          • yaya35223
            yaya35223Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:52 am22 stars
            Code of Silence was an okay book for me. Some parts where where a little boring. The characters lacked depth. I would not recommend this book.
            • candyexpress
              candyexpressSaturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm55 stars
              When Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery of their own friend leaving him in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives. After being seen by the criminals—who may also be cops—Cooper makes everyone promise never to reveal what they have seen, but the others aren't so sure and start considering telling...the truth. Telling the truth could kill them. But remaining silent means an innocent man takes the fall and a friend never receives the justice he deserves. This is a real action-pack story making me had want to keep going and going!
              • zorba
                zorbaThursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:33 pm44 stars
                This is an EXCELLENT book!!!!!!!!!!!READ IT!!! This book is about three friends, Cooper, Gordy and Hiro, who are at their favorite restaurant when burglars come in and kill their friend, the owner, they go on and try to solve the mystery of who killed their friend. I recommend this book to EVERYONE who loves a good mystery!
                • candyexpress
                  candyexpressSaturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:35 pm55 stars
                  really good!
                  • MeTuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm
                    I LOVED this book! I simply could not put it down. It does a great job at hooking you with suspense, and the third person omniscient point of view was definitely something different. I kind of suspected the "plot twist" at the end, but it might just be me...
                    • asma234
                      asma234Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm44 stars
                      This book is about a a couple of friends who witness the a robbery who leaves a man in a comma.They are forced to keep silent about what they've seen.The friends have been seen by the criminals,and there lives are now threatened.Now they have to live in fear of a man falling for something he shouldn't be falling for.They can't tell a soul in fear of being killed by the criminals.

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