Time is slipping away. . . .
Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen
doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the
middle of nowhere for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents
are driving her crazy, her brother is dying--and she's helpless to
Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender
in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean,
and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the
Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the
Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any
of them) will survive the race.
The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she
can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have
so many fallen sick in the first place?