isfourteen. He livesin New Orleans with his dad and older brother, Ronny, his whole life. He's a little overweight and hecan't hear well out of his left ear. One day Derek,Ronny,and their dad caught a rideon a train. Thenthe train came along an old bridge, when it got to the middle of the bridge it started to collapse. The train started to fall, after it fell Derek was the only one out of his family that was alive. A few days later his uncle took care of him. Then a few more day ago his brother Ronny came home, so he did survive the crash. Everyone was so happy to see him come home, but now he has to figure out if his dad survived or not. Could the road to the afterlife be a two-way street?Derek Stone just turnedfourteen. He's livedin the heart ofNew Orleans with his dad and older brother, Ronny, his whole life. He's a little overweight. Hecan't hear well out of his left ear. Oh,and he'son the run fromthe dead. Derek never imagined thatthe dead could be anything but dead. But there's no denying it. They're back -- and they'reafter him. He just doesn't know why. And he doesn't have long to figureit out. Excerpt from CITY OF THE DEAD: I'll tell you straight:the dead are coming back. You won't believe it,of course. You'll say it's crazy. It's impossible. It's whatever. Fine. I get it. Mostof the time I don't believe it myself. But it's happening, and it affects all of us. If you're smart, you'll listen and be afraid. If you're really smart, you'll run. And you'll do it now, because pretty soon there won't be anywhereto run to.
Shelfari edited the description of City of the Dead Saturday, August 1, 2009.