FIRST 7 CHAPTERS

(excerpt provided by Holiday House)


Blacklisted by her ex-boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Nadia Riley transfers to an elite boarding school hidden deep in the Sonoran Desert. Turns out, it’s a top-secret training facility for the Black-Ops Division of the CIA. When she’s framed for treason, Nadia’s situation takes a deadly turn: the real double agent will stop at nothing to remain concealed—including an attempt on Nadia’s life.

Publishers Weekly: "A mix of all-too-real war games, teenage love conundrums, and a tenacious heroine makes this an engaging first outing. Ages 12–up."

Kirkus Review: "With secrets around every corner and an exciting premise, this thriller will keep readers guessing right to the very last page. (Thriller. 12-16)"



DESERT DARK

Sonja Stone

HOLIDAY HOUSE, APRIL 2016