Cargo

      Katie Mineeff
Cargo

In a world of orphans one girl holds the secret that will break the age barrier. But one shocking discovery changes everything leaving seventeen year old Pia questioning her past and hiding from her future. Lies, murder, betrayal and conspiracy thwart Pia at every turn as she seeks the truth before it's too late."Something is missing - I can no longer hear Karther singing. A loud grunt followed by a gargled cry sounds from outside and I run and jump off the shelf with Tomas following behind me. I run towards the dome looking for Karther but can’t see or hear him. I lean over the starboard side of the ship just in time to see a flash of metallic silver and a splash of blood-red water lap up against the ship".In a world of orphans one girl holds the secret that could break the age barrier...At nine, Pia cut the ropes her parents swung from. Left alone with her three year old brother, she becomes fiercely protective and self-sufficient to a fault. Eight years on, Pia is summoned to 'volunteer' as one of a ten person crew to seek out The Refuge, a rumoured sanctuary free of Age Sickness. The volunteers embark on a sea voyage and soon realise they are not the only cargo onboard. Early in the journey the vicious murder of one volunteer ignites suspicions among the crew and sparks a series of events that leads Pia to unravel dangerous truths. Unsure of who to trust and fighting her feelings for fellow 'volunteer' Tomas, Pia walks a fine line between truth and lies. One shocking discovery changes everything leaving Pia questioning her past and hiding from her future.

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