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The Greed

The Greed

The Cruelty (Volume 2)

Scott Bergstrom

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Gwendolyn Bloom is dead.

But even armed with a new passport and identity, the danger is far from over. Her father is safe . . . but Gwen still hasn’t untangled all his lies from the truth. Meanwhile, her enemies are closing in with a vengeance.

She found her father when he disappeared off the face of the earth—can she survive being on the other end of a manhunt?

Gwen faces ever greater danger from the men who hunt her in this action-packed, high-stakes YA sequel to The Cruelty, by Scott Bergstrom.


Judita ignores the ghost of her reflection in the window—reflection is, in general, something to be avoided these days. She focuses instead on the figures four floors below her, a pair of lunch-hour lovers strolling along the Playa...

Praise for The Greed

"This gritty thriller will find an audience with teens who have a taste for harrowing stories and badass antiheroes."-- Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for The Cruelty

A 2018 Edgar Award finalist

“Liam Neeson’s 2008 film Taken concerned a spy who engages in mass mayhem while attempting to recover his kidnapped daughter. Bergstrom reverses this plot in his violent, well-crafted first novel. . . . A grim, fastpaced tale.” —Publishers Weekly

“This debut novel is relentlessly paced, full of global sets, slick action . . . with a grim, ass-kicking antihero.” —Booklist

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