The Whistlebrass Clock People

Permuted Press
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Hidden within the centuries old Whistlebrass clock tower is a dark secret. When the planets align and the clock strikes twelve, an ancient prophecy will be fulfilled and an evil entity will be unleashed. Can Pike, a teenage psychic, avoid capture by the police and a legion of mechanical creatures long enough to unravel the mystery? Whistlebrass faces its darkest hour, and the clock is ticking. 
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About the author

Briar Lee Mitchell is the author of the popular novels, Big Ass Shark and Dark Lights. She has travelled with the U.S. Air Force creating images for the National Archives. Briar’s stay at McMurdo Base in the Antarctic inspired her series, Walking on Mars. She has worked for such clients as Warner Brothers and Disney, and her work has been exhibited at The Smithsonian Institution. Briar hosts a talk show at www.artistfirst.com where she interviews authors, musicians, and other creative people. 

Jack Keely co-authored The Outer Space Place and The Dinosaur Store with Sylvia Branzei. He has illustrated many of Sylvia's books, including the best-selling Grossology series. Jack’s characters have been brought to life as robotic entertainers at the record breaking Grossology museum exhibition and animated in a full dome movie created by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Jack has illustrated many other books, and created images for greeting cards, magazines, book covers, and advertisements.

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Publisher
Permuted Press
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Published on
Apr 24, 2018
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Pages
446
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ISBN
9781682614600
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Horror
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
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This content is DRM protected.
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Ever since she was a young girl, Samantha Bloodworth had been fascinated by the exploits of the explorers who conquered the South Pole. After the death of her parents, she went to live with her Grandmama Lu, who taught Sam to believe in herself.

Sam becomes a journalist and enjoys a career that allows her to report on the scientific achievements of the day. One day her magazine, the Digital Science Times, offers her an extraordinary adventure–one she is not sure she has the courage to take–to journey to Antarctica and report on the research being done there by a group of scientists at the coldest place on the planet. Vostok.

Vostok sits atop an extraordinary geologic feature. Three thousand feet below the ice is a subterranean fresh water lake. The team assembled at Vostok are drilling into the lake, which has not been exposed to the earth’s atmosphere for millions of years. Their goal is to test the drilling equipment and protect the water in the lake from any contamination.

Sam travels to Vostok with the help of the Air Force and Navy. During her travels she meets two extraordinary pilots named Malcom Dupcheck, (Navy), and Gevin Scott, (Air Force). Sam develops feelings for Gevin who unfortunately must spend most of his time in New Zealand while he waits for weather to clear.

At Vostok an explosion causes the underground command station to collapse, trapping the scientists 3,000 feet under the ice. Sam had been higher up in the command station filing a story with her magazine using a very high tech little robot named PEDRO who is actually a robonaut – a unique type of robot designed for use in outer space and the rigors of Antarctica.

PEDRO can only save the scientists using the station’s computer system which was fried during the volcanic activity. Now Sam and PEDRO must first try to reach the surface, then walk across Antarctica until they can get to a location where PEDRO can find an uplink and call for help.

Malcolm Dupcheck flies to Vostok and discovers the base in ruin. Soon he and his crew are stranded. Dupcheck and his copilot Weasel set off on foot, following the path left by Sam and PEDRO through the snow. Malcolm and Weasel are lost in the storm trying to locate Sam.

Together they must survive all the errors than Antarctica can throw at them.
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