by Max Turner
St. Martin's Press
He's on a race for answers -- every step is taking him closer to the darkest of truths.
For Zack Thomson, living in Nicholls Ward isn't so bad. After his parents died, he developed strange and severe allergies, and the mental institution was the only place where he could be properly looked after. As strange as it was, it was home. He could watch as much television as he wanted; his best friend, Charlie, often visited him; and Nurse Ophelia sometimes took him bowling. Of course, that didn't mean he had it easy. His allergies restricted his diet to strawberry smoothies, and being the only kid at the hospital could get lonely. But it never once crosses Zack's mind to leave. . . until the night someone crashes through the front doors and tells him to run. Along with Charlie and a girl he may or may not be falling in love with, he does just that: run. Under cover of night, hiding amongst the shadows, he races for the truth.
About the author: Max Turner has been a high school science teacher for seven years. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children. This is his first novel, and the start of a series.
~I won this book from a sweepstakes sponsored by St. Martin's Press.~
Night Runner: A Novel
Publisher/Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin, Sept 2009