Witch and Wizard Author:James Patterson It's overwhelming. A city's worth of angry faces staring up at me like I'm a wicked criminal. The stadium is filled past capacity. Hundreds of thousands of curious, uncaring, or at least indifferent, faces... — And there are no moist eyes, much less tears. — No words of protest. — No stomping feet. — No fists raised in solidarity. — In fact, as the c... more »ountdown ticker flashes onto the giant video screens, it's looking to be my family's last day.
I see my brother, Whit, wondering if there's some last minute way out of this. I see my mother crying quietly for Whit and me. I see my father, stooped with resignation, but smiling at me and my brother - trying to remind us that there's no point being miserable in our last moments on this planet.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. There's a lot to cover before we get to the details of our public execution.