Among the Betrayed (Shadow Children, Book 3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

Within the 3rd installment of Haddix's sequence a couple of futuristic society within which households are forbidden to have greater than young ones, Nina, a secondary personality in Among the Impostors, is falsely accused of treason and imprisoned through the inhabitants Police. Her interrogator provides her an ultimatum: both she will be able to get 3 different baby prisoners, unlawful third-borns like Nina, to bare who harbored them and the place they obtained their pretend identity playing cards, or she is going to be achieved. Nina sees an opportunity to flee the criminal and, taking the prisoners along with her, speedy discovers their highway smarts. but if their nutrients offer runs out, Nina seeks the boy she knew as Lee.

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We should hole up somewhere. This car will attract too much attention driving around in daylight. Marlowe, ask the car if there's anywhere nearby where we could eat and sleep, a motel, or a truck stop—" "I wish to hell you'd stop giving me orders like I was the help. " "I fall into it naturally. " "There is a Holiday Court in seventeen kilometers, after the High Tension Grove exit. It is attached to the parent corporation by a partial containment franchise. " Carmila sniffed. "That's about as low as it goes, short of nothing.

They were made from parallel strips of translucent, planiformed mica that split the light into soft rainbows. Exactly in the center of the space there was a huge, round couch, like a giant ottoman, some two meters in diameter and made from soft blue leather. A bench, covered in the same material, ran around the wall. One of the spooks directed Marlowe and Carmila toward it. " They sat. " They moved apart. The tall, graying man indicated that the spooks should remove the restraints on Christine's arms.

Vampires were coming out from all over. There were a lot of them. Lit from behind by headlamps, the leaders cast long, dramatic shadows. Marlowe didn't even bother to fire. It was now just a matter of how many he got before they got him. Vampire vengeance contained a good measure of Russian roulette. Marlowe thought about shooting himself, but he just couldn't do it. Suddenly, there was a scream of tires from one of the exits. It was the Buick, running backward at high speed. It broke through the line of vampires, scattering them left and right, and screamed up beside Marlowe.

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