There’s only one place left that’s safe. It’s the last place you should be.Gabriel remembers the Last Day. He and Mags had been on a tour of the White House with the rest of Miss Kimble’s first-graders when it happened. They fled with the President to a long-abandoned bunker, even as the first of the bombs began to fall. Ten years have passed, and now Gabriel is almost grown. He still lives deep inside the mountain, waiting for the world to thaw. But outside the storms continue to rage, and supplies are running low. The President says it will be okay, because they are the Chosen Ones. But Gabriel isn’t so sure. Gabriel’s their scavenger, and he’s seen what it’s like out there. Then one day Gabriel finds a bloodstained map. The blood’s not a problem, nor are the frozen remains of the person it once belonged to. Gabriel’s used to seeing dead bodies. There’s far worse to be found in any Walmart or Piggly Wiggly you care to wander into. Except this one he recognizes, and it shouldn’t be all the way out here. Now all Gabriel can think is how he’s going to make it back to the bunker and let the President know what he’s found. But Gabriel’s troubles are only just beginning. For things are not as they seem inside the mountain, and soon he will face a much larger problem: how to get Mags and the others out.★★★★★ “…I was riveted from page one…”★★★★★ “…this page turner will leave you gasping for more…”★★★★★ “…I defy you to put it down…”★★★★★ “…fast moving, with developments that kept me furiously turning pages…”★★★★★ “…a coming of age book in a future world the likes of which I have not read since Heinlein’s Juvenile series…”★★★★★ “…fast paced with twists and turns that have you craving to know what happens, yet not wanting the story to end…”★★★★★ “…the characters are simple yet complex, the storyline compelling and frighteningly plausible…”★★★★★ “…the characters are adroitly developed and the pace is unrelenting…”★★★★★ “…a chillingly authentic book…”★★★★★ “…lyrical, poignant, and brutally honest…”★★★★★ “…a truly remarkable piece of dystopian fiction…”★★★★★ “…I give it five unqualified stars…”★★★★★ “…excellent read. Fast paced and well written…”★★★★★ “…a suspenseful book that keeps you on the edge of your seat…”★★★★★ “…I laughed, was frightened and surprised all while reading…”★★★★★ “…great read with a good plot and characters…”Tags: Post Apocalyptic Thriller, Dystopian Thriller
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R.A. Hakok grew up in Ireland but lives in London. Viable, a medical thriller, was his first novel. It was recently followed by Among Wolves, a chilling tale about a small group of schoolchildren who find themselves living inside a mountain after the world outside ends. The second instalment in the Children of the Mountain series, The Devil You Know, is now available. The third book, Lightning Child, will be out soon. For further details and to download additional Children of the Mountain material please visit www.rahakok.com.