• April 1, 2011
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • $12.95
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9780981589435
  • Trim: 5in × 8in

Breaking Point

Taylor Joseph

Jim Rankin has been pushed around by the world his entire life. He endures injustice and humiliation, and whenever he tries to stand up for himself, it just seems to make things worse. Finally, a confrontation at work pushes him past his breaking point. He vows to change his ways and his life. In the process, he plans to get revenge for everything he suffered in the past.

And then... he dies, leaving a five million dollar insurance policy. Suddenly, relatives and associates are crawling out of the woodwork like roaches to vie for their share of the windfall. Only eccentric investigator Wendell Cane has any interest in determining Jim's actual cause of death.

Soon deception, lust, and greed push everyone involved to their own breaking point. Who will succeed in claiming the insurance money? And just how far will they go for the ultimate payout?

Breaking Point is a thought-provoking mystery that asks the reader to consider: what is your breaking point?

Taylor Joseph, age fifteen, is the previous author of The Crossing. She lives in Canton, Michigan, with her family.