Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "Flock" — Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel — are just like ordinary kids except they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time. When Angel, the youngest member, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were genetically engineered by sinister scientists, the Flock journeys to Death Valley, CA, to save her. They soon find themselves in yet another nightmare — this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers". Along the way Max discovers that her purpose is save the world — but can she? James Patterson's explosive debut in the young adult market. From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the NYC subway system, 14-year-old Max leads her five feisty "family" members on a journey of action, adventure, and soul-seeking.