TITLE: THE MODERN CAVEBOY’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING BATS, BULLIES AND BILLIONAIRES
GENRE: MG Adventure
Ethan wanted to kill someone. The problem was the person he wanted to kill was already dead. But if he could kill him, lynching sounded like a good way to do it. According to Ally, that’s how the town wanted to do away with Winston Stanford III before people talked them out of it. Ethan wouldn’t have let anyone talk him out of bringing Winston to justice. Because that’s what it would be – justice, not murder.
Spotting the mangled wooden plank he’d pried out of Winston’s desk, Ethan pushed off the bare mattress in Winston’s abandoned bedroom and kicked the board across the room. The satisfying crack when it hit the wall didn’t make up for the secret it had hidden.
An earthquake didn’t trap them. Winston Stanford did. On purpose.
How could Ally and Gwen just sit there? But it was different for them. At least they’d been born on the surface. And they weren’t born on the day rubble buried them underground. Like Ethan was. Twelve years ago today. He was practically the town mascot.
“Read it again.”
“Ethan … ” Ally held her hand out and then let it drop back into her lap. “OK.”
Ally took a deep breath and focused on the leather book in her hand, one of four journals they’d found under a false bottom in Winston’s roll-top desk.
Gwen said they shouldn’t read Winston’s personal journals, but Ethan figured Winston lost his right to privacy when he was stupid enough to lead people down here without another exit.