Marko surfaces from a drug-induced haze to find himself hidden from the world in a psychiatric ward. He is certain the 'Doctor' means to kill him, and he in turn has vengeful plans of his own.
But how is it he came to stop taking his medication? Who can Marko trust and how much time does he have?
Time enough to write it all down-his story of a coast-to-coast trip and the earthquake that ripped his world apart.
Jolt is a thriller that will breathe cold air under your collar.
'Funny, raw, fantastic...The most exciting young-adult author writing in New Zealand.' Kate De Goldi
Bernard Beckett is the author of ten books, and has won many awards. In 2006 Bernard was awarded a fellowship for a project examining DNA mutations. This new direction in his life led to the publication of the sophisticated sci-fi novel Genesis, which has since been published in over twenty countries and was the winner of the 2010 Prix Sorcieres. August is Bernard Beckett’s second novel for adults.