All young adults familiar with Robert Cormier's nationally acclaimed story of peer pressure at an exclusive prep school, The Chocolate War, will want to listen to this book. This brilliant sequel reveals what happens to devious Archie Costello when the students at Trinity School decide to take revenge on him. The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is past history. But no one at Trinity School can forget The Chocolate War. Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school organization called the Vigils, still has some torturous assignments to hand out before he graduates. In spite of this pleasure, Archie is troubled by his right-hand man, Obie, who has started to move away from the Vigils. Luckily Archie knows his stooges will fix that.
But won't Archie be shocked when he discovers the surprise Obie has waiting for him? And there are surprises waiting for others. The time for revenge has come to those boys who secretly suffered the trials of Trinity. The fuse is set for the final explosion. Who will survive?