The Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz's YA debut, The Rains.
The New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz, returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings, in this thrilling sequel to The Rains.
Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation.
“The Rains is one of those all-too-creepy-and-believable stories that leaves you looking in your backyard for the next strange weed to poke through the ground. Chilling!”—Ridley Pearson,New York Timesbestselling author
EXCERPT from LAST CHANCE by Gregg Hurwitz
Tor Teen, 2017
I barely had time to pull my gaze north when a meteor
streaked down and embedded itself in the parking lot across from the other one.
The earth shook. The few remaining cars were knocked onto their sides. The
meteor plowed up a wake of asphalt.
It rested there, smoldering, the air around it gone wavy
Then it cracked open with a popping noise.
The jagged exterior hid the smooth orb of a cockpit inside.
As the meteor hinged wide, I saw her inside, a sleek black form, slender legs
drawn up to her chest.
The Queen uncoiled from the cockpit.
My guts turned to ice.
We’d risked everything to kill the last Queen, and here was
another one, plopped down from the heavens to take her place. How many more
were there? What had we even been thinking? The fight suddenly felt pointless.
Not that I’d be around much longer to worry about it.
The Queen’s lustrous black suit held a vaguely feminine
shape. She walked so gracefully that she practically glided across the ground.
The closer she got, the taller she seemed.
At last she loomed over me.
“You are Chance Rain.” Her voice was digitized, feminine and
yet seemingly without life. Amplitude bars flickered across her tinted face
mask with each syllable. The helmet itself seemed to be translating. “You are
one of the two.” She wasn’t asking; she was telling me.
I swallowed hard, managed to move my head up and down.
“Where is Patrick Rain?”
I felt my mouth start to wobble, so I bit down on my cheek.
Warmth spilled through my mouth. “He’s dead.”
2017 by Gregg Hurwitz
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels, including HELLBENT (2018). His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.
He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios (including the upcoming THE BOOK OF HENRY), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.