Baltimore, MD: CD Publications; 2000. Hardcover First Edition. This edition limited to 750 copies SIGNED by the author. It's the year 2000, and Jim Hook must stay in the rigorous prep school -- the Bast -- at any cost. He is a scholarship student, and his older brother -- the angel of the family -- had graduated from there before dying in a ski accident. His father had graduated from the Bast, too. Now Jim must, in many ways, take his brother's place. Born into wealth, but growing up in genteel poverty, Jim has been living his family's dream more than his own -- but the Bast is the living symbol of his salvation. Still, he's just been caught cheating on a test, and because of the strict honor code, Jim, a sophomore, now faces quick expulsion.
But that's before the Cadaver Society gets to him -- they vouch for his innocence, and in doing so, own his soul.
The Cadaver Society is a secret cadre of six students who manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal within the prep school to get ahead.
But at their core is the secret of a murder that occurred many years ago.
But even Jim doesn't realize how special he is -- that he is very different from the others. And when he is finally initiated into the Cadaver Society, he activates something within the school grounds...
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