KARI VEENSTRA is the author of The Rescuer, a science-fiction fantasy adventure for teens and tweens. Her writing allows readers to escape into the world of fiction while still being confronted with the tough issues of our times. Kari grew up climbing trees and shooting arrows in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea, and now lives in the deserts of El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two children, where the mountains and the culture remind her (surprisingly) of her childhood home.
500 feet below the surface of a drowned planet where worth is measured by occupation, and some citizens have more value than others, a plucky 15-year-old underdog risks his one chance at a better future to track down his missing best friend. But the gamble costs more than he bargained for, and choice comes with permanent consequences.