Just when Jon and his friends escape the military and their parents, they find themselves in more danger than before they left Carpenter. At home, Jon, Alice, and George knew where their enemies were and they had taken the offensive, going as far as to break into a heavily guarded, fortified military base. Now they are on the run. Hunted. General Mauser has his military dogs sniffing the trail and Jon can smell their breath, feel the snap of their jaws at his heels. It is not long before the road Jon and his friends travel toward freedom leads them to a tangle with Mauser's men.
Blood is spilled, friendly and not so. And when the dust settles Jon discovers he needs to answer his friends' question sooner than later, or rest one of those friends dying. He's just not sure he's the person to be deciding their fates or if he, Alice, and George are fully prepared to walk away from their normal lives.
A farm in northern California maybe the salvation the group requires. However, can they trust the inhabitants they find there, who themselves have a history with Carpenter? If Jon can talk his way past the shotgun in his face he might just discover what he's looking for. Answers about Carpenter's history, the hybrids, the powers the teens borrow from their hybrids, who the true monsters of this story are. Jon may also find a young woman who can help heal the wounds left by Mikaila when she walked away from the group
As a boy, Clinton D Harding preferred comic books to novels, refusing to read the words in the panels and instead make up his own story to go along with the illustrations. It was not until high school when his father introduced him to the works of Stephen King and Dean Koontz that the author realized the joy of the novel. Years later, a college professor encouraged him to hone his writing skills and pursue a career as an author.
Though Clinton works at a bank as a credit underwriter, his heart is devoted to his craft. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife, Kathy and their two Scottish terriers, Mac and Bonni.
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