Jason Weatherby was born into great privilege, and now he must deal with great expectations. The son of a wealthy and well-connected politician, Jason is sent to his father’s alma mater, the prestigious Lambert School for the Gifted. Already in over his head, Jason discovers he’s also expected to join a shadowy secret society - again, like his father - which surreptitiously rules over Lambert. When Jason is tasked with a nefarious initiation assignment, he decides to risk his father’s affections and take down the Chamber of Five. Performer Evan O’Reilly finds the voice of an ordinary teenager faced with extraordinary circumstance. O’Reilly lends vivid character acting to Jason’s friends and foes, and brims with hastening urgency as weaves together this tangled web of corruption.
In a private-school conspiracy novel, 16-year-old Jason Weatherby knows exactly why he's at the Lambert School for the Gifted. And it's not for his brains. His dad is an influential state senator. It's this same connection that lands him a spot on the secretive Chamber of Five, the elite group of students who run the school with a shadow government, tapping into the same lines of powers as their parents.
When he's asked to physically assault and ruin the reputation of another student as part of his initiation, Jason sees firsthand the depravity of the Chamber - and decides to work from the inside to take it down. But Jason taps into a conspiracy - and school secrets - far more insidious than he could ever have imagined.
From award-winning author Michael Harmon comes a taut, thrillingly paced novel about the perils of privilege. Can one bold student set things right?