By Malinda Lo

Reese can’t bear in mind whatever from the time among the coincidence and the day she awakened virtually a month later. She purely is aware something: She’s various now.

Across North the US, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, inflicting at the very least a dozen to crash. hundreds of thousands of individuals die. Fearing terrorism, the us executive grounds all flights, and thousands of tourists are stranded.

Reese and her debate staff accomplice and longtime weigh down David are in Arizona whilst it occurs. we all know the area is not really a similar. On their force domestic to San Francisco, alongside a stretch of empty road at evening in the course of Nevada, a chook flies into their headlights. the auto flips over. once they get up in an army health facility, the health professional won’t inform them what occurred, the place they are—or how they’ve been miraculously healed.

Things develop into even stranger whilst Reese returns domestic. San Francisco sounds like a distinct position with police implementing curfew, hazmat groups accumulating lifeless birds, and an odd presence that looks following her. while Reese all at once collides with the gorgeous Amber grey, her look for in point of fact pressured in a completely new direction—and threatens to show an enormous worldwide conspiracy that the govt has labored for many years to maintain mystery.

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8 EVEN BACK IN JANUARY, there were any number of reasons Roy Hepburn should not have signed up for that cruise. It wasn’t evident then that a world economic crisis was coming, and that the people of Ecuador would be starving when the ship was supposed to sail. But there was the matter of Mary’s job. She did not yet know that she was about to be laid off, to be forced into early retirement, so she could not see how she, in good conscience, could take off three weeks in late November and early December, right in the middle of a semester.

2 THERE WAS NO MYSTERY a million years ago as to how a thirty-five-year-old American male named James Wait, who could not swim a stroke, intended to get from the South American continent to the Galápagos Islands. He certainly wasn’t going to squat on a natural raft of vegetable matter and hope for the best. ” Wait was traveling alone. He was prematurely bald and he was pudgy, and his color was bad, like the crust on a pie in a cheap cafeteria, and he was bespectacled, so that he might plausibly claim to be in his fifties, in case he saw some advantage in making such a claim.

So it was November now, and the Hiroguchis were in Guayaquil. On the advice of *MacIntosh, *Zenji had lied to his employers about where he was going.

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