Southern Reach Trilogy 3 Books Box Set by Jeff Vandermeer - Young Adult - Paperback
Titles in this set:
For thirty years; Area X has remained mysterious and remote behind its intangible border an environmental disaster zone; though to all appearances an abundant wilderness.The Southern Reach; a secretive government agency; has sent eleven expeditions to investigate Area X. One has ended in mass suicide; another in a hail of gunfire; the eleventh in a fatal cancer epidemic.
The second book of the Southern Reach trilogy introduces John Rodriguez; the new head of the government agency responsible for the safeguarding of Area X. His first day is spent grappling with the fall-out from the last expedition. Area X itself remains a mystery. But; as instructed by a higher authority known only as The Voice; the self-styled Control must battle to put his house in order.
One last; desperate team embarks across the border; determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they've been seeking. As they press deeper into the unknown; the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting.The mysteries of Area X may have been solved; but their consequences and implications are no less profound or terrifying.