The Last Town (The Wayward Pines Trilogy)
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The third book in the international runaway bestseller series that inspired the most watched summer show of 2015. From executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines returns May 25th, 2016 and airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX.
Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.
But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.
the end of the hallway, pulling the pistol Alan had given him as he crossed through the threshold into the ark. It looked as if most of Pilcher’s inner circle had come down to see the source of all the commotion; at least a hundred people were milling about, confused and scared. The gunshots were louder here, the reports issuing from somewhere deep in the tunnel that led down through the mountain into Wayward Pines. There were dead abbies everywhere. Piles of them in the tunnel.
screens like a waterfall. Leven said, finally, “The viability of what remains of our species. See, things were dire long before David had his little temper tantrum and threw his people to the wolves.” “Dire how?” “Follow.” Leven showed Ethan over to the main console, where they sat down in oversize leather chairs facing an expansive array of screens. “Before the massacre in the valley, there were a hundred sixty souls living in the mountain,” Leven said. “Four hundred
sighed. “I lost my husband when the abbies came into town.” “Sorry to hear that. Were you two married in Wayward Pines?” “Yes, and I know what you’re thinking, but I loved him. I also loved this other man who’s here. Crazy thing is we knew each other in our lives before. He’s here with his wife and son, and when he came to tell me that my husband had been killed, I asked him if his family had survived.” “Had they?” “Yeah, but you know what? There was a part of me, a bigger part
hallway, the floorboards groaning under its weight. More noise downstairs. Clicks and screeches filling the house. She got down on her hands and knees and crawled across the floor as the footsteps outside her door drew closer. Flattening herself, she squeezed under the bed, her heart pounding against the dusty hardwood floor. She could hear more of them climbing the stairs. The door to her bedroom exploded off the hinges. The footsteps of whatever entered her bedroom made
embark wondering what lies over the horizon, what’s around the next bend. And isn’t that, in the end, what drives us? His eyelids began to lower, and he conjured up the faces of his wife, his son. We have hope again. Took Theresa and Ben with him, down into that long, long sleep. For now, the world belongs to the abbies, but the future . . . The future could be ours. EPILOGUE Seventy thousand years later, Ethan Burke’s eyes slammed open. WAYWARD PINES IN