James Patterson's newest young adult novel is a horrifying look at our dependence on technology--and what happens when we lose control.After a nuclear explosion forces the evacuation of his town, Jordan and his family are finally able to return after nearly a year. He hopes to pick up the pieces of his life...but something strange is happening. The entire town is cut off from the internet and TV. Animals are viciously attacking humans. Mysterious people appear out of nowhere. And most alarmingly, the military presence has cordoned off the roads, and no one is allowed to come in--or leave.And something is wrong with Jordan. He's faster, stronger than he ever was before the car accident that occurred during the meltdown. He's changed. And as recovered as their town seems to be, there's an electric undercurrent of fear. Something is happening, even if the military says everything is fine. And Jordan, along with his best friend, Maggie, must discover what really happened during the reactor explosion... before it's too late.
James Patterson has written more bestsellers and created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today. He lives in Florida with his family.
Robison Wells is the author of the young-adult science fiction thrillers Variant and Feedback. Variant was a Publishers Weekly Best Book and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Wells lives in the Rocky Mountains with his wife and kids in a house not too far from elk pastures.
Will Collyer, an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a film, television, and stage actor. He has starred in television shows such as Melrose Place, Charmed, CSI: Miami, and Boston Public, as well as numerous films and plays. He holds a BA in theater arts from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Christine Lakin is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and acclaimed television actress, best known for her roles as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the hit family comedy Step by Step and as Joan of Arc on Showtime's Reefer Madness.