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The lives of five captives hang in the balance while their families gather the ransom. Two brothers, their family frantic to find their sons. A loner whose uncle doesn't even know he's missing. An Army brat whose family will never be able to raise enough money. And a cheerleader who can't count on her stepdad, but knows her father will come through.
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Edgar Award finalist: When the strange new bus driver passes the last stop, the five teens on board know something's wrong: "[A] gripping thriller." —Publishers Weekly

Valley Gardens is the last stop on the bus route after school. The neighborhood is known for its wealthy families, perhaps the richest in town. Marianne, Bruce, Glenn, Dexter, and Jesse live in Valley Gardens, and have no trouble guiding the new bus driver to the last stop of the day—but the strange substitute driver keeps driving. Soon the five teenagers are hostages deep in the mountains. Their kidnappers demand stacks of money from their families, even though most of the students aren't as well off as the abductors assume. Without hope of raising the ransom money, the five teens must find a way out or face terrifying consequences.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, American, Kidnapping -- Fiction
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topic_facet Detective and mystery stories, American, Kidnapping, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction