“A serious, sharp-edged Young Adult escapade” KIRKUS REVIEWS
“A unique story that is a mix of coming of age and high tech adventure and suspense…Intense and well constructed…5 STARS” READERS FAVORITE BOOK REVIEWS
SHORTLISTED for the CAC18 CHANTICLEER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Lilly spends every waking minute of every day learning; she is a know-it-all whose father keeps her cloistered away from the prying eyes of the world. She has two diversions; she picks locks and in a dream-like trance meets a virtual friend, Skye, an interstellar immortal trapped in its own world. All of this is not Lilly's fault. Unbeknown to her, Lilly is a valuable genetic experiment who, along with Skye, are viciously sought after by the criminal consortium Nautilus.
As Lilly turns 13 she craves the experiences of the off-limits world around her. In a rebellious moment she escapes her father's watchful eye to visit an ice cream shop. What should have been all sprinkles and whipped cream turns into a terrifying reality—a chase through the streets of D.C., her father's disappearance in a fiery confrontation with Nautilus, a gypsy who kidnaps her, and a homeless streetwise teen, Bobby, who comes to her rescue.
One wrong move in this dangerous life and death struggle may put the lives of many on the line. Will Lilly process the cascade of emotions and events and realize the power that true friends bring to overcoming adversity in time?
About the Author: A voracious reader herself, Judith Sanders came to writing fiction after 20 years of intense personal and professional insights of people's fears, struggles and aspirations as patients needing her power as a healthcare provider. With a fresh voice Judith has drawn the praise of readers and critics who are won over by the themes, characters, and plots of her novels. This is Judith's third novel following “Crescent Veil” and “In His Stead: A Father's War.”