Allen & Unwin, 2009
Book Three in the ‘Genius’ series
After abandoning a life full of deception and mistrust, fifteen-year-old Cadel has finally found his niche. He has a proper home, good friends and loving parents. He’s even studying at university. But he’s still not safe from Prosper English, who’s now a fugitive from justice and determined to smash everything that Cadel has struggled to build. When Cadel’s nearest and dearest are threatened, he must launch an all-out attack on the man he once viewed as his father. Can he track down Prosper before it’s too late? And what rules will he have to break in the process?
This title is also available in Germany (Droemer Knaur), the U.S. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and France (Éditions du Masque).
‘Cyber-espionage takes both front seats in this conclusion to the outstanding Genius series . . . the climax is taut, absorbing and tantalizingly ambiguous.’
Kirkus Reviews (starred review )
‘Full-throttled plot . . . will command the attention of even non-techie readers until Jinks’s final plot twists wind to a close.’
‘Fans of the trilogy will delight in this concluding volume, and it will also appeal to gadget-crazy boys—and girls—who enjoyed Alex Rider’s adventures.’
‘The high-tech world of the “Genius” series is again going to fascinate readers; the stakes are high, and the pace keeps the reader wanting to know what happens next. This is a thoroughly enjoyable addition to the series.’
Australian Bookseller and Publisher
‘Those new to the series must read the first two titles to fully appreciate this clever mystery full of surprises. Fans of technology will particularly enjoy this one, with amazing networks and gadgets that cover the globe.’