Genius Squad

Genius Squad

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Now that the Axis Institute for World Domination has been blown up; the founder, Dr. Phineas Darkkon, has died; and Prosper English (who enrolled Cadel in the first place) is in jail for myriad offenses, Cadel Piggott has round-the-clock surveillance so he'll be safe until he testifies against Prosper English. But nobody seems to want Cadel. Not Fiona, his social worker; not Saul Greeniaus, the detective assigned to protect him. When he is approached by the head of Genius Squad--a group formed to investigate GenoME, one of Darkkon's pet projects--Cadel is dubious Genius Squad can offer him a real home and all the technology his heart desires. But why can't he bring himself to tell Saul what the group is really up to? And how can Genius Squad protect Cadel once Prosper English breaks out of jail?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 513 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 34mm | 199.58g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0152066500
  • 9780152066505
  • 102,621

Review Text

"Readers who loved Evil Genius will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor . . . fresh twists and eyebrow-raising, technologically over-the-top antics."-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Pulse-pounding . . . Cadel makes an uncommonly memorable protagonist . . . the author's ability to craft vivid characters and engrossing action scenes continues unabated."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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"Readers who loved "Evil Genius" will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor. What made that first book so good was the author's delivery of a complex, layered protagonist in the young Cadel Piggot and the world of criminal masterminds in which he lives and learns, a world he eventually destroys. From these ashes rises another imaginative and just slightly less villainous cast of characters, the Genius Squad of the title, to tempt Cadel's vulnerable conscience." (starred review) "Computer prodigy Cadel's belief that he's escaped the clutches of his nemesis/supposed father Prosper English proves sadly mistaken in this pulse-pounding sequel to Evil Genius (2007). . . . Cadel makes an uncommonly memorable protagonist." Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Readers who loved Evil Genius will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor. What made that first book so good was the author's delivery of a complex, layered protagonist in the young Cadel Piggot and the world of criminal masterminds in which he lives and learns, a world he eventually destroys. From these ashes rises another imaginative and just slightly less villainous cast of characters, the Genius Squad of the title, to tempt Cadel's vulnerable conscience." (starred review) * "Readers who loved Evil Genius will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor . . . fresh twists and eyebrow-raising, technologically over-the-top antics."--Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Pulse-pounding . . . Cadel makes an uncommonly memorable protagonist . . . the author's ability to craft vivid characters and engrossing action scenes continues unabated."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Readers who loved "Evil Genius" will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor . . . fresh twists and eyebrow-raising, technologically over-the-top antics."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred review * "Pulse-pounding . . . Cadel makes an uncommonly memorable protagonist . . . the author s ability to craft vivid characters and engrossing action scenes continues unabated."--"Kirkus Reviews, "starred review" star "Readers who loved "Evil Genius" will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor . . . fresh twists and eyebrow-raising, technologically over-the-top antics."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred)star "Pulse-pounding . . . Cadel makes an uncommonly memorable protagonist . . . the author's ability to craft vivid characters and engrossing action scenes continues unabated."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred) star "Readers who loved"Evil Genius"will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor . . . fresh twists and eyebrow-raising, technologically over-the-top antics."--"Publishers Weekly"(starred)star "Pulse-pounding . . . Cadel makes an uncommonly memorable protagonist . . . the author's ability to craft vivid characters and engrossing action scenes continues unabated."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred)
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Rating details

3,402 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 29% (981)
4 38% (1,301)
3 25% (860)
2 6% (215)
1 1% (45)

Our customer reviews

Cadel, the scrawny, nerdy boy from EVIL GENIUS, is back in GENIUS SQUAD, a bit more grown up, a lot more responsible, and trapped in a foster home with a bully and without a computer. He's miserable as he tries to bide his time until the slow-moving authorities can find out who he is and where he belongs. It is as he is waiting that the Genius Squad approaches him. Devoted to bringing down one of Dr. Darkkon's operations, GenoME, the Genius Squad wants Cadel to help them. But Cadel is naturally suspicious and paranoid. Can he really trust the Genius Squad, or is his hesitance to trust them warranted? This book has even more action and quick thinking than the first! Each page builds up suspense that culminates into a surprise scenario that will leave you scrambling to catch up. Though it contains more computer and hacking references than its prequel, that doesn't deduct from its appeal. This is one series that is sure to entrance even the most reluctant reader, especially with an ending that is wide open to accommodate another sequel, THE GENIUS WARS.show more
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