Two sisters. One death sentence. Twin sisters Cass and Becca have lived their whole life in a small, isolated town under the control of The United, an all-powerful government that believes a "separate but equal" society is the only way to ensure security and prosperity. Cass has always been the smart, responsible sister; Becca the wild, reckless twin. They've never been apart--until Becca disappears.
Welcome to Death Row. Thrown into a maximum security prison, Becca's captors force her to fight her fellow inmates, to fight for survival. She's given no trial and no explanation for her incarceration, just relentless brutality to be followed by an execution. Her only hope is Cass. She has to believe that her sister will find her. That Cass will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before her jailers find out the truth:
They took the wrong twin.
"Action-packed fight scenes, flickers of romance, and Patterson's signature speedy chapters should satisfy teens who like their suspense served with a side of political revolt."
"The compelling plight of the sisters...in the prison setting is gripping stuff."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.