Diablo Creek by Ted Simmons
Approx. 45,260 words.
Published on September 23, 2010 by
Sixteen-year-old Peter Grayson and his pal Jerrod rescue a nearly drowned young Hispanic man from raging floodwaters. He refuses to give the boys any clue about the terrible place from which he’s escaped. After leaving their care, Pedro’s body is found floating in the waters of Diablo Creek.
The boys’ quest for the truth leads them into a deepening spiral of danger and corruption.