Teens doing time by the bookReading club helps jailed youths learn, earn privileges
As members of the Literature 'n Living book club at the Orange County Jail's youthful-offender program, they can score a brief visit with their families and a home-cooked meal by reading a book, passing a test on it and making a speech.
On Wednesday, that book was Joseph Nassise's Heretic, which is about an ancient order of Vatican knights fighting a bloody battle between good and evil. One main character is a former cop who is haunted by his wife's murder.
Find more about Joe and his novel at his official site.