In the blink of an eye all the adults disappear in a small town in southern California and no one knows why. First a car crash; a house up in flames; then a complete communication meltdown...Suddenly cut off from the outside world, those that are left are trapped, and there's no help on the way. They must do all they can to survive. Chaos rules the streets. Gangs begin to form. Sides are chosen - strong or weak. Cruel or humane. A new world order is rising, and, even scarier, some survivors have power - power that no one has ever seen before...
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 he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. Michael is the author of the bestselling GONE series, the BZRK trilogy and the brand new FRONT LINES trilogy, the first book of which released in March 2016. With his wife Katherine Applegate, he is also the co-author of EVE AND ADAM and the ANIMORPHS series, and has written or co-authored over 150 books, which by his own admission is just absurd! Michael lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with Katherine and their two children, 18 and 15 (because numbers are so much easier to remember than names).