Why buy this book?
- From a debut author with an incredible imagination
- Start of a new series that will grip you - it's dark, but funny
- If you like superheroes and the supernatural but you want something more real
Death & Co.
About the book
Adam Mortson groaned and rolled over. 'Keep it down, will you? Some of us have school in the morning.' When the door opened he tried to play dead - but then nobody here was going to be fooled.
'Adam. Get dressed.'
He squinted up at his mother's shadowy outline. 'Why?'
'Because you are needed.' Elise's voice was husky, which somehow made her light French accent more distinct. She cleared her throat. 'Your father will need your help tonight.'
He wanted to pull the pillow back over his head and pretend this wasn't happening - but she wouldn't be waking him if it wasn't major. 'What happened?'
'An earthquake.' She sounded calm but her fingers clutched at the front of her dressing gown. 'A city in South America. It will be a busy night.'
He closed his eyes, trying to swallow his anger and guilt. 'I have a test tomorrow. For science.'
'Adam.' There was a world of reproach in that word.
He groaned and threw the cover aside.
'All right, ALL RIGHT! Don't worry about me, whatever you do. I'll just fail another test and fall asleep in class again and do yet another detention but apart from that . . .'
He groped about for the lamp switch and the room came alive with light. His mother turned and walked to the door, then paused, resting her slim fingers on the frame. Her voice was very quiet and very cutting.
'Sometimes I am ashamed of you.'
The latch snicked into place behind her. Adam stared at where she had been standing just a second before.
'Sometimes I'm ashamed of you too,' he whispered.
Letter from the editor
Emily Thomas, Publisher
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