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Fool's Gold by James Ireland

When high school seniors Alice, Ian, Emma, and Andrew stumble across a large hoard of drugs at the abandoned port, they think their ship has finally come in. Sure, they know it must once have belonged to New Haven’s infamous kingpin, Lazarus. But he’s been dead for years, hasn’t he? As they try to unload the stash, the four teens discover that getting rich quick can be difficult . . . and deadly.

Fool’s Gold is a thriller set in recession hit nineties England. As the teens first chase their dreams, and then flee their fears the real terror of this tale is not in gruesome description or shocking moments. Rather, it reaches into the darkness of desires to explore the terrible truth—the multitude of ways in which we are capable of destroying ourselves.