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A bestselling YA thriller exploring death, revenge and morality.

We ran, down through the thick bush below the slip, Rebecca leading. Lisa's light pack slung over one shoulder and bouncing wildly, as if it was as frightened as the rest of us. Below me I could hear the chatter of a stream, mixed with the heavy breathing of the others. Above me I could hear the men giving chase.
Marko surfaces from a drug induced haze to find himself hidden from the world in a psychiatric ward. He is certain the 'Doctor' means to kill him, and he in turn has vengeful plans of his own.
But how is it he came to stop taking his medication? Who can Marko trust and how much times does he have?
Time enough to write it all down, his story of a coast to coast school trip, and the earthquake which ripped his world apart.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781921520211

    March 30, 2009

    Text (Juvenile)

    208 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Paperback

    9781877460296

    March 20, 2009

    Longacre Child

    176 pages

    RRP $18.99

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  • EBook

    9781775530633

    October 1, 2012

    RHNZ Childrenâ??s ebooks

    176 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction Award
    2002
    Awarded
    Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

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