Zac Baxter's grandfather has always told him that he's the descendant of African kings, whose treasure was stolen when his ancestors were sold into slavery. Of course, Zac brushes this off as a tall tale - until his grandfather is murdered and their apartment is completely ransacked. Clearly somebody is after something.
Would you move heaven and earth for the one you love? When an angel is sent to earth to escort the soul of a young man to the after-life she chooses to save him instead. But at what cost?
Leah Jackson - in detention. Then armed Year 9s burst in, shooting. She escapes, but the new Lock Down system for keeping intruders out is now locking everyone in. She takes to the ceilings and air vents with fellow student Anton, and uses her mobile to call out to the world. Outside, parents gather, the army want intelligence, TV cameras roll, psychologists give opinions, doctors advise - and they all want a piece of Leah. Soon her phone battery is running out; and the SAS want her to reconnoitre the hostage area. But she is guarding a terrifying conviction.