Jack Perdu, a ninth-grade classics prodigy, lives with his father on the Yale University campus. Smart and introverted, Jack spends most of his time alone, his nose buried in a book. But one winter evening, a near-fatal accident changes Jack's life forever.
His father sends him to see a mysterious doctor in New York City—a place Jack hasn't been since his mother died there eight years ago. In Grand Central Terminal, he meets Euri, a girl who offers to show him the train station's hidden places, the ones only true urban explorers know about. Eight floors below the station, however, Jack discovers more than just hidden tracks and mysterious staircases...
Hyperion Books, Hardcover, September 2007, ISBN: 9781423106890
Hyperion Books, Paperback, September 2008, ISBN: 978-1423106906
"This intelligent and self-assured debut will compel readers from its outset, and leave them satisfied as it explores universal themes of love, loss and closure."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology and appreciative of sophisticated wordplay will especially enjoy this intricate read.'"
"Some readers may think this urban fantasy is the perfect post-Harry Potter fix....More than anything else though it is just a well-written, fun-to-read book."
—Pittsburgh Post Gazette