It’s hot. The air reeks of burning fuel; the rivers and lakes seethe with sulfur. In the shadows, evil men plot terror and beasts hunt the innocent. Out on the barren crags of the terraformed planet, there is nowhere to hide. No one to heed a call for help.
When runaway Carter Lee Hays picks up an elderly hitchhiker, he begrudgingly agrees to drive the famous but dying folk musician (who is haunted by the ghost of Woody Guthrie) to Glory, Oklahoma. Along the way, Carter Lee falls in love with a second hitchhiker, a whimsical banjo player named Tilly, and struggles to stay one step ahead of his father–a small-town sheriff who is in hot pursuit.
Girl meets boy at a car wash. And probably this would have been a sweet teen romance . . . except that the girl’s grandfather sold his soul for a classic Cadillac and he used her soul as collateral, too. Which the devil has come to collect, along with the car. Now eighteen-year-old Bug Smoot has to fight for both. Good thing she knows how to fight dirty. Good thing nothing frightens Bug Smoot: not the repo man, not the paranormal creatures, not séances or driving too fast. And good thing that boy from the car wash is actually a supernatural secret agent.
Durango has lost his crew and his father, but he still has his second-in-command, Vienne, for now, anyway. And they have a mission: discover everything—absolutely everything—about the secret government project his father was desperate to cover up. Not to mention that Durango’s determined to prove himself to Vienne even if he dies trying. As he races through flood and fire and across a violent and terrifying planet, there’s a 97% chance he’s going to die trying.
A sci-fi thrill ride—incredible action, inventive world-building, deadly humor, and more—for fans of movie classics such as Blade Runner and Mad Max! This is the companion to Invisible Sun and Black Hole Sun, which Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games, called “imaginative and action-packed.”