In solving the puzzle of what happens to birds when they die, a schoolboy encounters a reckless plan that could soon make them all extinct!
Mason Wilson just has to win first prize in a newspaper competition on urban myths. But how? Spotting a dead bird on the roadside sets him thinking - why do you rarely see dead birds? Where do they all go? Internet research finds many theories but none are fully convincing. Mason sets out to find the real answer.
When flocks of dead birds start falling to the ground around the world, Mason wonders if this has anything to do with it. Then one night he follows a strangely collared cat to a large lorry, in which he stows away and finds himself at an old factory run by the eccentric Mr. Finch. Mason discovers that fact really is stranger than fiction and that plans are afoot which could wipe out the nation's entire bird life. Even worse, he realises that he's the only one who can do anything to stop it!
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