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by Anne Bradshaw

Smashwords Edition

Copyright © 2010 Anne Bradshaw

ISBN 978-1-4523-8470-2

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This is a work of fiction, and the views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author. Likewise, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are represented fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events or locales, is entirely coincidental.

Chapter One

"Let me in, Nadia! It's Zack."

Dad's new wife, Nadia, screeched from somewhere inside the dark house. "You crazy? You're late. I don't open that door for anyone this time of night."

Zack Novak thumped the purple painted door then looked up at the July moon, letting out a long groan. He pressed the luminous button on his watch. Okay, so it was after nine, but only just—and he was fifteen. Mrs. Bowen, his friend Joel's mom, stopped them working in her yard forty minutes ago and Zack came straight home.

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