This exciting adventure story begins in Amsterdam where world famous Jewel thief, Alfred McGuinn falls to his death during a heist. His son, Alex, who has traveled the world with his father his entire life, witnesses the fall. His father tells him to wait, then find Jules. Alex thinks he says jewels. He doesn't know he has a twin sister he has never met. A curse involving stones stolen over ten years ago stated that two would die together before thirteen. The other parts of the curse were accurate and occurred almost immediately. The twins were kept apart to prevent the final part of curse from actualizing. Jules and Alex are taken by nefarious adults to a group home in New York where they meet Darius and Izzy and form The Throw Away Gang. They attempt to recover the stolen jewels and thwart the curse.
Mark Twain Preliminary Nominee 2016-17