Disease is spreading through the streets of Perdido Beach; a devastating, hacking cough that makes the sufferers choke their guts up - literally. For the moment the Darkness has disappeared and the only sign of its power lies in the basement prison where the monster, Drake, is being held. But a new horror is about to infest the FAYZ. Something is growing. Growing inside the unsuspecting victims ...and eating at them from the inside.
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).