The thrilling conclusion of the Max Quick Trilogy!
After the disaster of the Machine in 1912, Max Quick, Casey Cyranus, Ian Keating and Sasha Fwa find themselves in a alternate, dystopian 1977. Countries are no more: there is only a single super-state under the crushing rule of a mysterious golden-masked figure called 'the Bondsman'. But the Bondsman's tyranny extends beyond the mere political realm: everyone has the same horrific Dream every night. Nature itself is corrupted: extreme weather and strange animals are everyday occurrences. And other than the Bondsman's Elite families, humanity works twelve hour days, every day – the point being misery for misery's sake.
But who is the Bondsman? The company soon traces his origins directly to Max's own act of destroying the Machine in 1912. As distrust multiplies even amongst the friends, Max must come to grips with his new-found power – and discover how to use it to defeat the Bondsman … or he risks becoming the Bondsman in the end himself!