The story continues a few months after THE CHOCOLATE WAR ends. As the school year draws to an end, many students look forward to leaving but Carter and Obie, leading members of the ruthless secret society, The Vigils, can't contemplate the future until they have destroyed the leader, Archie Costello. Obie has seen his friendship with the beautiful Laurie ruined by one of Archie's Vigil exploits and is out for revenge. But his plan involving a trick guillotine backfires and Archie hands over the leadership of the Vigils with his ruthlessly cool reputation still in tact.
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The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is past history. But no one at Trinity School can forget The Chocolate War.
Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school organizationcalled the Virgils, stall has some torturous assignments to hand out before he graduates. In spite of this pleasure, Archie is troubled by his right-hand man, Obie, who has started to move away from the Virgils. Luckily Archie knows his stooges will fix that. But won't Archie be shocked when he discovers the surprise Obie has waiting for him?
And there are surprises waiting for others. The time for revenge has come to those boys who secretly suffered the trials of Trinity. The fuse is set for the final explosion. Who will survive?
Robert Cormier, originally a journalist, wrote for young adults for many years. His work is known for its devastating truthfulness. He has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Robert Cormier lived most of his life in Massachussetts; he died in 2000.
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Book Description Fontana Lions, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000672681X