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Hostile Territory

Hostile Territory

Paul Greci

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In Paul Greci’s Hostile Territory, a catastrophic earthquake strands four teens in the Alaskan wilderness—and leaves them without a civilization to return to.

Josh and three other campers at Simon Lake are high up on a mountain when an earthquake hits. The rest of the camp is wiped out in a moment—leaving Josh, Derrick, Brooke, and Shannon alone, hundreds of miles from the nearest town, with meager supplies, surrounded by dangerous Alaskan wildlife.

After a few days, it’s clear no rescue is coming, and distant military activity in the skies suggests this natural disaster has triggered a political one.

Josh and his fellow campers face a struggle for survival in their hike back home—to an America they might not recognize.

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“In Greci’s intense survival tale with a thriller component, four teens endure a harrowing trek across the Alaskan wilderness . . . It’s clear that Greci (The Wild Lands) knows his landscape—Alaska’s beauty and natural hazards become their own vivid character in his handling.” —Publishers Weekly

“Readers will feel like they are in Alaska alongside the characters... Recommended for teenagers who like postapocalyptic adventure or are fans of Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet.” —School Library Journal

CHAPTER 1


I UNZIP MY TENT, SCOOT forward through the door, and slowly stand up. The breeze blowing down from the high mountains keeps the mosquitoes away. Clouds stained pink block the early morning sun and give the landscape a...

Praise for Hostile Territory

Praise for The Wild Lands:

“This rugged survival story places a group of teens in a dark, burned-out post-apocalyptic nightmare. Your heart will pound for them as they face terrible dangers and impossible odds. Gripping, vivid, and haunting!”
—Emmy Laybourne, international bestselling author of the Monument 14 trilogy

A compelling story that wouldn’t let me stop reading. Greci has created both a frightening landscape and characters you believe in and want to survive it.”
—Eric Walters, author of the bestselling Rule of Three series

“Heart-racing... A rugged wilderness lover's post-disaster survivalist tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

Heart-thumping suspense for readers who liked Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave.” —Booklist

Raw and accessible. Offering hints of Hatchet with markedly more manmade danger.” —The Bulletin

“This fast-paced book contains all the hallmarks of a classic wilderness survival novel (deadly terrain, vicious predators, literal cliff-hangers) and the best of the postapocalyptic genre ... The author’s decades of Alaskan wilderness experience is evident throughout ... A great high-stakes wilderness survival tale.” —School Library Journal

“A brutal vision of things to come. Greci delivers an apocalyptic odyssey that’s honest, relentless, and backed by his firsthand knowledge of the wilderness.”
— Lex Thomas, author of the Quarantine series

“The themes of teamwork, choice and free will are incredibly well done ... an intense and thrilling ride.” —Teen… More…

Praise for The Wild Lands:

“This rugged survival story places a group of teens in a dark, burned-out post-apocalyptic nightmare. Your heart will pound for them as they face terrible dangers and impossible odds. Gripping, vivid, and haunting!”
—Emmy Laybourne, international bestselling author of the Monument 14 trilogy

A compelling story that wouldn’t let me stop reading. Greci has created both a frightening landscape and characters you believe in and want to survive it.”
—Eric Walters, author of the bestselling Rule of Three series

“Heart-racing... A rugged wilderness lover's post-disaster survivalist tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

Heart-thumping suspense for readers who liked Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave.” —Booklist

Raw and accessible. Offering hints of Hatchet with markedly more manmade danger.” —The Bulletin

“This fast-paced book contains all the hallmarks of a classic wilderness survival novel (deadly terrain, vicious predators, literal cliff-hangers) and the best of the postapocalyptic genre ... The author’s decades of Alaskan wilderness experience is evident throughout ... A great high-stakes wilderness survival tale.” —School Library Journal

“A brutal vision of things to come. Greci delivers an apocalyptic odyssey that’s honest, relentless, and backed by his firsthand knowledge of the wilderness.”
— Lex Thomas, author of the Quarantine series

“The themes of teamwork, choice and free will are incredibly well done ... an intense and thrilling ride.” —TeenReads.com

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Paul Greci

Paul Greci has lived and worked in Alaska for over twenty-five years as a field biology technician in remote wilderness areas, a teacher and backpacking trip leader for teens, and a naturalist for several outdoor education programs. His middle grade adventure novel, Surviving Bear Island, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Scholastic Reading Club Pick. He is also the author of the young adult novel The Wild Lands.

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