A fast-paced literary thriller set in the Scottish Highlands in the near future, when the disastrous nationalization of the land has led to a violent uprising
I'm the only one who saw what they did . . .
From the shelter of the pine trees, through the falling snow, John watched as the men kicked down doors, shattered windows and fired their first shot. It was a long time before he stopped trembling, before he dared to return and see if anyone needed his help. Among the ruins he found a small boy, too terrified to tell John his name. Now the only witness and the sole survivor are running for their lives. John knows how to look after himself, how to live off the land and his wits. But now he's looking after someone else and every choice he makes could mean the difference between life and death.
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
James Jauncey lives on the edge of the Scottish Highlands with his wife, two of his four children, and two cats. When he is not writing he plays the piano in the Funky String Band. He is also on the board of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world's biggest literary festival.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In a Scotland in the near future, land ownership reforms have caused havoc. Global warming and administrative incompetence have destroyed livelihoods and environment. An authoritarian government has brutalised peaceful protests and objectors have turned to terrorism. 18 year old John MacNeil finds himself the only witness to a government atrocity - the massacre of an entire hamlet at Blackriggs. Finding himself responsible for its only survivor, a young mentally handicapped boy called Ninian, John determines to return the boy to what's left of his family. What John doesn't realise is, that Ninian himself is inextricably linked to the rebel cause