Seventeen-year-old Jamie McCarthy lives in a rough neighborhood. The teenager is struggling to find his place in the world amidst protective parents, imminent college exams, and surging hormones. He wonders whether God exists but has no problem believing some people are born evil, especially people like Archie Stewart.
Jamie McCarthy is an intelligent but naive teenager who finds himself in the paralyzing grip of local hoodlum and tough guy, Archie Stewart.
If the seventeen-year-old faces up to the bully and his henchmen, the least he can expect is a beating from the older, bigger, and stronger men. That’s a risk Jamie’s prepared to take. But Stewart has promised his friends will pay if he doesn’t do as he’s told. And he can’t let that happen.
Jamie’s fear multiplies when Stewart pressures him into becoming an accessory to a robbery. He realizes if he doesn’t stop the hoodlum, his cowardly actions will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Caught in the Long Grass is a right of passage narrative, not for the faint of heart. The story takes you inside the world of seventeen-year-old Jamie McCarthy as he experiences a dark period in his youth, wrought with robbery, suicide, and murder.