We were nine, three are dead, I am number four.
teenagers and their guardians are hiding on Earth ... protected by a
charm that means they can only be killed in numeric order. Three are
already dead. John Smith is Number Four. And his mortal enemies are
hunting him down.
The only way to keep off radar is to keep
moving, never staying in one place for long. Finally in the firing line,
all he can do is adopt the guise of a student and pray his unusual
gifts — his legacies — stay hidden long enough for him to settle into
this new community.
But others seem to sense his otherness and
when small-town life sucks him into its intrigues. It's only a matter of
time before his true nature is revealed. And that means there's no
space for love, friendship or a future if it means protecting not only
himself, but the other five...
Reminiscent of 'Smallville' and
'Heroes', here finally is a thriller with awesome pace, mindblowing
special effects and a breathtaking high concept. It demands to be read
in one sitting.