Author bio

Michael Adams

Michael Adams - book author

Michael Adams is the author of books: The Last Girl (The Last Trilogy #1), Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made, Skyfire (The Seven Signs, #1), The Last Shot, Carnage (The Seven Signs, #2), Wipeout (The Seven Signs, #3), Battlefront (The Seven Signs, #7), Killswitch (The Seven Signs, #4), Crimewave (The Seven Signs, #5), The Last Place


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01
The end of the world happened quickly. The sun still shone, there was no explosion - just a tsunami-sized wave of human thought drowning the world in telepathic noise as everyone's inner-most secrets became audible. Everyone's thoughts, that is, except sixteen-year-old Danby.

Everyone looked like bad actors in a poorly dubbed movie. Their expressions didn't match their emotions and their lips didn't sync with what they were saying. But they were all so loud.

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The end of the world happens in the blink of an eye.

When The Snap sweeps the globe, everyone can instantly hear everything that everyone else is thinking. As secrets and lies are laid bare, suburbs and cities explode into insanity and violence. What might have been an evolutionary leap instead initiates the apocalypse.

Sixteen-year-old Danby Armstrong's telepathy works very differently. She can tune into other people but they can't tune into her. With only this slender defence, Danby must protect her little brother and reach the safety of her mother's mountain retreat. But it's 100 kilometres away and the highways are blocked by thousands of cars and surrounded by millions of people coming apart at the psychic seams.

Danby's escape is made even more dangerous by another cataclysm that threatens humanity's extinction. And her ability to survive this new world will be tested by a charismatic young man whose power to save lives may be worse than death itself.
02
"Michael Adams's book is great fun! No one intends to make a truly bad movie, but when they do, Michael Adams will be there to watch it...and make it entertaining!" —John Landis, director of Trading Places and The Blues Brothers

In Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies, film critic Michael Adams embarks on a year-long odyssey to discover the worst movie ever made, which Mystery Science Theater 3000 star, writer, and director Kevin Murphy calls "disturbingly comprehensive, joyously critical, and the best of its kind." From all-time cult classics such as Reefer Madness and Plan 9 from Outer Space to new entries to the pantheon such as Gigli and Baby Geniuses, no genre, star, or director is safe from Adams’s acerbic wit and hilarious observations. In the vein of A.J. Jacobs’s New York Times bestselling book The Know-It-All, and with the snarky sarcasm of television’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Soup, Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies leaves no stone unturned. With a foreword by cult director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead).
03
Enter the DARE awards... make your dreams come true!

The seven winners of the inaugural DARE awards are thrust together on a life-changing journey, to cross seven continents in seven days. But on the eve of their adventure, they receive The First Sign. Before they can solve the puzzle of the mysterious symbols, a deadly attack throws one of them into a terrifying fight for life. Soon, all seven are battling an epic seven-day countdown to destruction. Can they stand together and solve The Seven Signs before their time is up?

Seven teenagers. Seven signs. Seven days to save the world!
04
I glance at my fellow fugitives in the glow of the fire: black-streaked, white-eyed, faces fearful but fierce. Whoever any of us were a week ago, we've now become people we could never have imagined.

After facing the heartbreaking truth in Shadow Valley, Danby is determined to have her revenge on Jack.

With Jack dead, her little brother Evan and hundreds of other Minions will be free of his control. With Jack dead, she and her friend Nathan will be able to revive thousands more from the millions of catatonic Goners.

But what if she's wrong - about everything?

After Danby confronts Jack on a dying stretch of highway, all of her beliefs are turned inside out. Not only are his feelings for her real, he's working against the clock to save lives and rebuild society. To Danby's horror, it's Nathan who appears to threaten the new order.

With her emotions raging and blood on her hands, Danby has to take a side in a deadly battle that'll decide the future of the world. And as allies become enemies and foes turn into friends, she'll have to embrace methods so dark that the price of survival may be her very soul ...
05
One missing, presumed dead.
Two in trouble with the law.
Only four remain to solve the Second Sign.

The DARE Award winners—Yasmin, Zander, Andy, Dylan, JJ, Isabel and Mila—have been caught in a deadly battle of wits with a mysterious enemy who isn’t afraid to kill. Too late, they learned that the First Sign predicted catastrophic attacks which have left Egypt in chaos. Yasmin is missing. Many more lives are at stake.

With Andy and Dylan in police custody in LA, can the remaining four DARE winners unravel the Second Sign–seven new symbols–and stop The Signmaker’s destructive plan before the countdown ends?

If you could be a hero, would you DARE?

Seven Signs. Seven days to save the world.
06
Exploding oil wells.
Millions of cars out of control.
Two DARE winners in mortal danger.
After Andy and Dylan are caught in a fiery explosion, Zander, JJ, Yasmin, Mila and Isabel realise their only chance to stop the next attack is to get one step ahead of The Signmaker.

But the evil mastermind is far from their only problem, with the DARE winners now on the run from police, government agents and sinister suited thugs.

Nowhere is safe. No-one can be trusted.

Can they stay free long enough to decode the Third Sign, stop the next attack and reveal The Signmaker’s true identity?

If you could be a hero, would you DARE?

Seven Signs. Five days left to save the world.
07
One hero lost in a raging tsunami. One Sign pointing to a deadly battle. One day left until the end of...everything.

With Sydney plunged into underwater chaos, the DARE winners are suspected of being responsible. After escaping from security officers, they must race to their final destination–Felix Scott’s mega-ship Infinite Horizon–and decode one last deadly sign. If they don’t get this right, then it’s game over–not just for them, but for the whole world.

The DARE winners will have to use all their wits to stop The Signmaker. But after a mind-blowing secret is revealed in Antarctica, they’re in for a heart-stopping final face-to-face battle with an unimaginable enemy. Who will live and who will die?

Seven Signs. One day left to save the world. If you could be a hero, would you DARE?
08
Two cities in utter chaos.
So many murderous enemies.
Escape is unlikely.
The Signmaker’s deadly game continues...

The DARE Seven are trapped on a roof, surrounded on all sides by angry, desperate criminals. Nothing could be more dangerous. Even the valiant cops can’t get them out.

But the Seven have an ally. Hope might be on the horizon.

The Dare winners must overcome missile attacks, explosions, and the chaos of Greece, to get to The Signmaker’s next target–RoboWorld. But even if they do make it, how will they deal with an opponent who is stronger, has more weapons, thinks faster, can’t feel pain and has just one goal–total destruction? Their own lives, and all of those in Seoul are at stake.

If you could be a hero, would you DARE?
Seven Signs. Four days left to save the world...
09
RoboWorld’s robots are strong, armed and perfectly safe... until now.
Now, they’re deadly weapons, with one thing on their minds...
‘Defend, destroy!’

While Zander lies dying on the ground, the rest of the DARE Seven are left to defend themselves with only small zap guns against a massive swarm of crazed robot animals–monkeys, tigers, growling lions, wolves, gorillas, and more. It sounds like an awesome video game... except that it’s real.

With the increasing intensity of The Signmaker’s sinister scheme, the next sign will lead to something even more dangerous than facing a pack of deadly robots. It will take the DARE winners into the heart of a jungle to face Bogota’s most despicable villain.

If you could be a hero, would you DARE?

Seven Signs. Three days left to save the world.
10
By the glow of the instrument panel, I see my face reflected in the darkened window. ‘My God,’ she says. ‘Who are you?’ It’s what I've been asked before. I don’t know the answer.

Danby is desperately fighting to save the last of humanity.

But with Jack’s sinister influence more powerful than ever, Danby’s one hope for freeing his minions - and her little brother - seems lost. The only option now for the few survivors not under Jack’s control is escape.

Danby will also have to confront a danger much closer to home as she finds that she may have risked her own sanity in her ferocious battle to live. Embracing a brutal warrior code might save Danby's life, but the price is high.

In the explosive final act of the Last Girl trilogy, Danby must save who she can, even if it means abandoning hope for her last remaining family. With soldiers, marauders and toxic bushfires closing in, she has no choice but to fight before she can take flight.