cover image Left for Dead

Left for Dead

Pete Nelson. Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, $15.95 (224pp) ISBN 978-0-385-72959-8

Left for Dead by Pete Nelson explains how the research of 11-year-old Hunter Scott who was inspired by a passing reference in the movie Jaws uncovered the truth behind a historic WWII naval disaster aboard the USS Indianapolis and led to the reversal of the wrongful court martial of the ship's captain. A full-color photographic inset and a preface by the now 17-year-old Scott round out the volume. (May)