A terrible virus has wiped out much of the human population and Scotland is now a wasteland, overrun by wild dogs. Toby's little sister Sylvie is dangerously ill and his family set out in a boat along the Aberdeenshire coast in desperate search of medicine.
On their journey they battle for food and fuel, try to outwit lawless pirates and struggle to stay one step ahead of the ever-more powerful dogs and their mighty leader Cerberus. But will they find a cure for Sylvie before it's too late?
Winner of the Kelpies Prize 2010 for new Scottish writing for children.
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Caroline Clough was born and raised in Yorkshire but lived in rural Aberdeenshire for thirty years. She now lives in London. Her first novel for children, Red Fever, won the Kelpies Prize and her second, Black Tide, was shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards.More about Caroline Clough