Author(s): Mandy Hager
The gripping sequel to the prize-winning thriller The Nature of Ash.
Ash McCarthy thought he had done enough by broadcasting his story to the world, exposing the corruption and lies of Prime Minister Chandler and his cronies. With his small band of friends and family on a remote campsite in the backcountry, he awaits the international community to answer his call for action. But the public response is not what he had hoped for and the fallout from his revelations will lead him and his companions into even more danger. Can Ash withstand the new challenges that confront him? And what of Mikey - can he survive in this increasingly merciless world?
Chilling and page-turning, this compelling novel crackles with political intrigue, fast-paced action, unexpected twists and lots of heart.
Ksthleen's Review - Wow! Fast-paced and action-filled, this teen political thriller is set in a New Zealand gone mad. The excesses of our current allies have all taken roost here and the book has armed insurgents, torture, corruption in the highest places, massive foreign interference, prejudices of the worst kind ... Everydoby seems to either want to kill Ash or use him for further their own ends. Who can he trust? Can he really look after his brother Mikey? Or will he end up walking away from it all?
A terrific read!
Finalist in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults - Young Adult Fiction Award
'Political, economic and ecological issues sizzle in the action, dialogue and reactions of the characters . . . a novel very hard to forget.'- NZ Books on The Nature of Ash