Hostile Territory

Hostile Territory

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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.

An Imprint Book

"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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 208 x 30mm | 300g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250184622
  • 9781250184627

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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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About 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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