A busy suburban mall is quarantined after a biological bomb is discovered in the air ducts, and as people begin to get sick and supplies begin to run low, four teenagers trapped inside with the hundreds of other shoppers cope with the situation in unexpected ways.
Great horned owl Rufus is eight months old and still can't hunt. When his mother is hit by a car, he discovers just how dangerous the forest can be.
Reenie has given up on adults and learned how to care for herself-which is a good thing since she's been sent to live with an aunt she's never met. Yet this aunt has a wonderful secret: she's a falconer who agrees to help Reenie catch an injured passage hawk in the wild and rehabilitate it.
"Teens Marco, Shay, Ryan, and Lexi form new allies in the quarantined mall-as the bodies pile up, the disease mutates, the Senator's authority is questioned, and it becomes clear there's no one to trust"--Provided by publisher.
"With the power cut and the quarantined mall thrown into darkness, teens Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger must change in order to survive, and, when the doors finally open, they may not like what they've become"--Provided by publisher.