Born into Capernica’s lowest social tier and not permitted to leave Settlement 56, Jaclyn (Jack) Holloway refuses to pour out her years in the local fish cannery. She gambles on the one chance available to her to advance–the high school Exit Exam. In a country that still keenly remembers its own violent birth, the smartest and strongest are richly rewarded in exchange for military service. Jack is adamant that her best friend, Will Ransom, strives for induction with her, but Will is tied to the sea. Would he give it up for her? He’s never so much as kissed her.
Angels of War
Nerve gas attacks spread across the planet, turning the citizens of major cities into helplessly enraged berserkers. Armies of unstoppable soldiers march among the resulting chaos. Those responsible identify themselves as the Deciders, a multinational terrorist organization bent on global unification under a new world order.