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Gem, Himself, Alone
Teenage Gem, alone on the street, has survived abuse, institutionalization, and captivity. He has lost everything and everyone he ever loved, but is finally free to build a life. There is only one person he can count on, and that is himself. Gem buries his past the best he can, joins up with the Rippers gang for protection, and does what he has to in order to survive. But Riker, a vice cop, makes it his business to take away the precious freedom Gem has earned and put him behind bars.
P.D. Workman