Seit alle Erwachsenen spurlos verschwunden sind, kämpfen die Kinder und Jugendlichen in Perdido Beach ums nackte Überleben. Wie viele hält auch Sam nur noch die Hoffnung am Leben, seine Eltern irgendwann wiederzusehen. Doch warten ihre Familien tatsächlich hinter der undurchsichtigen Barriere, die den Ort umgibt? Da taucht ein Mädchen auf. Es prophezeit, dass der Moment des Wiedersehens naht. Ist der Albtraum wirklich bald zu Ende - oder ist alles eine Lüge? It's been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living; Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach; and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most: Drake. But Drake is dead-or so they thought. Perdido Beach burns and battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ, but are the kids of Perdido Beach desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?
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 became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldnt tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in southern California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.