An uneasy calm has settled over Perdido Beach. But soon fear explodes into desperation as starvation sets in and the mob look to place blame. For the `rmals' the buck must stop somewhere - with the 'freaks'. More and more kids are developing strange powers and, just as frightingly, so are the animals in the FAYZ: talking coyotes, swimming bats and deadly worms with razor-sharp teeth are just the beginning. For Sam Temple the strain of leadership is beginning to show and he's got more that just dwindling rations and in-fighting to worry about. Caine is back with the psychotic whiphand, Drake, by his side. And in the background lies the greatest danger of all - and he needs to be fed.
Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. Michael is the author of the bestselling GONE series, the BZRK trilogy and the brand new FRONT LINES trilogy, the first book of which released in March 2016. With his wife Katherine Applegate, he is also the co-author of EVE AND ADAM and the ANIMORPHS series, and has written or co-authored over 150 books, which by his own admission is just absurd! Michael lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with Katherine and their two children, 18 and 15 (because numbers are so much easier to remember than names).