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At long last reunited with his dad, Will now spends his days exploring the land of the "second sun," decoding the cryptic glyphs on its three mysterious temples -- or eyeing the wild animals with renegade girl Elliott.
But an army of darkness is on the march. And the ruthless Rebeccas have once more cheated death. With a corps of cold-blooded Limiters at their command, they're determined to hunt Will to the bitter innards of the earth.
Closer to victory, or closer to death? This time, who won't escape with their life?
The fourth book in the New York Times Bestselling TUNNELS series.
OK? That Limiter was about to take a shot at you — I couldn’t just let it happen. And what was that with Eddie? I saw what you did to him.” “Just cool it — you did well — everything’s under control.” Drake checked the time. “We need to get through the Labyrinth and into the South Cavern before daybreak. I want to catch the Colony asleep.” He used his rifle scope to locate where Chester’s head was peeping out from the vegetation over the opening. “Send me down the weapons first,” he said. “Then
Quarter, where he’d spent months locked up in the Hold. It evoked vivid recollections of one of the bleakest and most desolate periods of his life. Things had looked so bad he’d begun to prepare himself for the very real possibility that he might die. But he’d never given up on Will. He’d prayed and prayed for rescue, and when by some miracle his friend had shown up, springing him from the prison, fate had been cruel to him. His bid for freedom had been thwarted and he was recaptured by the
holdall slung over his shoulder. For some reason Will assumed that Drake had brought him a present, just as he’d done when he’d given Chester the skateboard. “Is that something for me?” Will asked expectantly, pointing at the holdall. But Drake didn’t answer, and as Will saw the man was being uncharacteristically hesitant, he realized that this wasn’t the case and became quite alarmed. “What’s wrong?” he said, but again Drake didn’t answer, taking the holdall from his shoulder and placing it on
you’re just lying again.” “Does Leatherman mean anything to you?” Rebecca One shot back, winking at Will as she let the name sink in. “And we’re told there’s a new addition to the Colony— a slimmed-down cabbage.” “Celia the Cabbage,” Rebecca Two chimed in. “Mum?” Will said. “My wife?” Dr. Burrows mumbled, slow to pick up on what he was hearing. “What’s happened to her?” “As if you care,” Rebecca Two replied coldly. “We’re told she attempted to resist during her interrogations. The Dark Light
jointed legs twitching and humming, until they were facing Elliott. Then they began to advance toward her. Running between the blackened tree trunks, Will skirted around the back of the dead buffalo in order to reach Bartleby. The Hunter was dazed and unsteady on his feet, but otherwise unharmed. Getting hold of his scruff, Will was dragging him up onto his paws as one of the fleas at the edge of the pack noticed him. “Come on, Bart!” Will urged the cat. Bartleby was standing now, but he