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A class field trips turns into an underground quest for survival in the latest middle grade novel from the author of Edgar Award winner OCDaniel.Mr. Baker's eighth grade class thought they were in for a normal field trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. But when an earthquake hits, their field trip takes a terrifying turn. The students are plunged into an underground lake ... and their teacher goes missing. They have no choice but to try and make their way back above ground, even though no one can agree on the best course of action. The darkness brings out everyone's true self. Supplies dwindle and tensions mount. Pretty and popular Silvia does everything she can to hide her panic attacks, even as she tries to step up and be a leader. But the longer she's underground, the more frequent and debilitating they become.



About the Author

Wesley King

Wesley King lives in Ostrea Lake, Nova Scotia, in an old century home on the ocean, where he spends most of his time with his laptop and a cup of tea and relies on his far more capable wife to keep him alive. His debut novels, The Vindico and The Feros, were both Junior Library Guild Selections. The Vindico was also the 2013 Red Maple Winner. His third novel, The Incredible Space Raiders (From Space) was a Silver Birch Nominee. In 2016 he released Dragons vs. Drones and OCDaniel, which were both critically acclaimed. OCDaniel is an Edgar Award and Silver Birch Nominee and has been translated to be released in countries ranging from Germany to Brazil to Japan. In Spring 2017 he will be releasing Enemy of the Realm: A Dragons vs Drones novel and Laura Monster Crusher. In Spring 2018 he will be releasing A World Below as well as some to-be-announced projects. He loves hearing from readers and speaks actively in schools across North America.



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