James Kennedy is the author of The Order of Odd-Fish, a young adult novel published by Delacorte in 2008. He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual nationwide contest in which kid filmmakers make 90-second videos about Newbery-winning books. Before becoming a writer, he was a software engineer and has a degree in physics and philosophy. Dare to Know is his first adult novel.
At first glance, Dare to Know looks like a classic race-against-time thriller in which a hero must go to great lengths to prevent the worst from happening. But there’s a twist. When we meet our hero, a Willy Loman–like figure, he’s at the beginning of a particularly bad day at work selling predictive...[more]