Edge of Light
by Jay Antani
On October 23, 2030, a meteor explodes over Los Angeles, triggering chaos and panic. For 17-year-old Dev Harrison, the event coincides with a strange, recurring dream in which his long-disappeared physicist-father reveals to him a location high on a Tahoe peak where he’s hidden the world’s most coveted scientific secret. Eager to see if there’s any truth to the dream, Dev hits the road with his best friends Abby and Conner. But journeying across a bleak California will mean outrunning drones, fanatics, a ruthless federal agent, and, worst of all, “crawlers”—terrifying creatures whose appearance in the wake of the meteor is no coincidence. Courage, loyalty, wits: Their adventure demands plenty of each—especially after a conspiracy comes to light, and Dev realizes he’s all that stands between protecting his father’s discovery and global forces hellbent on altering the fate of the universe.