Book 3 of The Doors of the Ancients series.
After the death and mayhem on their final night in Shadow Creek, Jake and his friends are forced to flee from Earth, escaping through a portal and running from both his enemies and the law... but neither will give up so easily.
Amid a twisted tangle of deception, Jake, his friends, and some new allies each wonder who is doing the manipulating and who is telling the truth as they desperately try to escape from the wrath of Charles Dorning. And with Jake still devastated over the loss of one of his closest friends, his leadership among his group is constantly being questioned, and for good reason; Jake is forced to make rash decisions under duress, and his mysterious new mentor might not have his best interests in mind. The group quickly find themselves in constantly worsening situations, the stress amongst them only compounds their problems, and the final destination they seek is every bit as hostile as they were promised it was going to be, made even worse by a dangerous being among them; a being known as The Seed.