The stakes have never been higher for Toni and the crew of Whistler. The sky remains dark, the north is still frozen, and refugees stream into southern states. Food, water, and fuel supplies have dwindled. The teens have been sailing to Mexico to reunite with their families, but Mexico has closed its borders.
Whistler sails into San Diego Harbor. Crude oil covers the bay. Bodies float in the murky water. Danger lurks in every crashed plane, sunken ship, and battered marina. Toni, Takumi, and Nick leave Whistler and go ashore to find Toni’s parents, but the roads are blocked by abandoned cars and violent gangs roam freely.
How will Toni and Whistler’s crew survive and locate their families? Can Toni and Takumi’s young love last? Are Zoe and Dylan really going to have a baby?
Anchored is the exciting conclusion to the Knockdown Trilogy.
14+ due to violence and adult situations
“The cockpit is our best cover and place to shoot from. We’ll have to raise up to see, but when we do, we can see in all directions.”
“Okay,” I said. “You have the rifle. How good of a shot are you?”
Takumi shrugged. “I’ve never shot a rifle in my life. Only a handgun. But, how hard can it be?”
“I wouldn’t know. I’ve never shot one either.” I giggled nervously.
“That’s why I love you.”
“Now you tell me. I thought it was my chlorine tinged hair.”
“Yeah, that too.”He pulled me close. “I wish we had more time.” We touched foreheads. He mouthed, “I love you.” We kissed and held each other close.
My racing heart slowed. It beat in time with his. A stillness came over me. I didn’t want to die, but we were doing the right thing. And no matter what happened, we would be together.
The magical spell was broken by the roar of boat engines.
They were closing in on us.