Brad has fallen into an enclosure filled with hungry lions. Charith has to take the wheel of an out-of-control bus after an explosion. Tak's class is being hunted by an experimental military robot. How will they save themselves? This fast-paced collection of 10 linked short stories stars everyday young heroes who must fight to survive . . . in only 40 minutes! A clock on every page counts down the seconds.
A boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It's only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. Enter Timothy Blake, an FBI consultant with a knack for solving impossible cases but whose expertise comes at a price. Every time he saves a life, he takes one, trying to satisfy an urge he fears he can only control for so long. And this time Blake may have met his match. The kidnapper...
Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn't supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer. Then another man goes missing. And another. There's s serial killer in Houston, Texas, and Blake is running out of time to solve the case. His...
4) Money run
Set over the course of a single night within a single building, this page-turning thriller by the author of "The Lab" is filled with gadgets, guts, and summer-blockbuster action. When a heist goes wrong, teen thief Ash finds herself in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.
"George is trapped in a falling airplane with no engine or pilot. Milla is covered in radioactive waste-and her hazmat suit is running out of air. Otto is in the depths of the ocean, where something hungry is circling. Ten linked stories. Ten life-or-death situations. Ten brave kids. Each drama takes 30 minutes to play out-and kids get to read it in real time!*"--
Teenage agent Six of Hearts is suspected of being a double agent, which has him on the run from his fellow agents at the Deck while also trying to track down his brother's kidnappers.
7) The lab
When Agent Six, a member of The Deck, a group fighting against their corrupt society, discovers that he is the product of an illegal experiment by the evil Lab, he takes dangerous steps to discover the truth about himself.
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Jarli likes to think he's an honest guy. He's a big believer in telling the truth, no matter what. So he develops The Truth App, a mobile application that listens in on your conversations and can tell when someone's lying. Then his app goes viral and, suddenly, Jarli is an internet sensation. But, soon enough, Jarli realizes that being famous can be dangerous-especially when you've just exposed everyone's deepest, darkest secrets. Now his entire town...