Article Title

Beneath #2: Above


Tessa McMillan


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Roland Smith, Action, Adventure, Family, Siblings, Nature

Document Type

Book Review


On the run since their escape from the Deep; Pat, Coop, and Kate plan to reunite in Oregon. However, their reunion is postponed when Alex Dane—Lod’s brother who helped the teens escape—shows up and tasks Kate to shadow Lod’s members that are gathering in the area. Alex, Pat, and Coop follow Kate’s trail so they can understand Lod’s next move and then notify the authorities. Kate lets herself get captured by Lod’s minions, but she tries to earn their trust so she can hide her involvement with Alex, Pat, and Coop. Eventually she is found out and Pat, Coop, and Alex are captured. Lod takes all his followers and new hostages to an underground bunker known as the Deep 2.0. During their trip to the new Deep, Pat secretly calls the FBI on a satellite phone to alert them of their location. The plan works, but the FBI’s presence only fuels Lod’s vanity in showing off his terrorist acts of shutting down the power grid. But a device Alex has created disables all of Lod’s software and aids the group in escaping from the Deep 2.0.