Outward Bound by James Patrick Hogan
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Outward Bound
(The sixth book in the Jupiter series)

A novel by
James Hogan

A 15-year-old homeless boy in 22nd-century Los Angeles gets involved in a heist-gone-sour and is sent to a grueling labor camp. He is about to lose all hope when a mysterious psychologist offers him the chance of a lifetime. Can the boy overcome one of the worst neighborhoods on Earth by proving his worth on a mission beyond the stars?