David Anderson lives in Vancouver, Canada but was born and brought up in Northern Ireland, where he graduated from Queens University, Belfast with a degree in philosophy. His short stories have been anthologised in various publications. The author of two previous thrillers, Earthly Powers and Meaner Things, The Beachhead is his first Young Adult novel.
High school twins Nick and Nora are hired by businessman Julius Wheeler to look after guests at his remote vacation home, deep in the Canadian wilderness. When the boat they’re travelling on nearly sinks, Nick and Nora are stranded at the luxury cabin with eight unhappy, squabbling adults.
Cal's past comes back to haunt him. Then it comes back to kill him.
Calvin Knox didn’t do anything criminal. He just committed a heinous offence against human nature – a desperate act of cannibalism high up the Andes Mountains.
Emma ran out on Mike ten years ago when they were students. Since then, their lives have taken opposite paths. Emma lives a luxurious lifestyle amid international big business; Mike has a tiny bachelor suite and a dead-end job in a bookstore. Now Emma has reappeared in Mike’s life and begs his help to bring down a very rich, very bad man – her husband.
Will, Kevin, Rose, Quentin and Fiona have overcome supercomputer REX and escaped their island prison for the open sea.
Instead of sailing to freedom, suddenly everything changes. Will wakes up on an enormous container ship without knowing how he got there. He explores blood-stained corridors and deserted cargo holds for his friends, and senses he is being watched.
Fifteen-year old Will awakens in a vast underground bunker called the Beachhead, controlled by a supercomputer named REX. Will, like the other twenty-three teenage occupants, cannot remember his past life and immediately vows to escape. But two years later he’s still there. Soon there comes a turning point in Will’s life: REX opens an enormous steel door to the outside world.