Allen & Unwin, 2008
Book One in the ‘Genius’ series
Cadel Piggott’s been having a hard time since he chose to be good rather than evil. He doesn’t know where he was born. He doesn’t know who his father is. And he’s under constant threat from Prosper English – the criminal mastermind he helped to put in gaol. Will Genius Squad be the answer to all Cadel’s prayers? Or is he right to question their motives? Deciding what’s good and what’s bad is more difficult than he could ever have imagined …
You can view the U.S. trailer for Genius Squad on YouTube.
Winner of the 2009 Davitt Award for Crime Fiction (Young Adult).
This title is also available in the United States (Harcourt), Germany (Droemer Knaur) and France (Éditions du Masque).
‘This well-written book is emotionally deeper than one might expect, and it encourages readers to deal with important questions about loyalty, trust, and alienation. The author’s fans will be pleased with what they find.’
Voice of Youth Advocate
‘This follow-up to last year’s Evil Genius … is as tough to put down as the original.’
The Miami Herald
‘… A captivating, keyed-up cat-and-mouse game … Jinks writes hacker lingo accessible to non-techies, imparting the edgy thrill of computer espionage. This energetic, cohesive intallment in the series roars to a finish, then circles back to establish Cadel’s next great challenge – the battle to bring Prosper English to justice …’
The Horn Book