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Rat Runners

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Four young criminals. One simple task: steal a mysterious box from the daughter of a dead scientist. They have to follow her, bug her phone, hack her computer, search her home, all without her knowing. But WatchWorld run this city now. On every street are cameras, X-ray scanners, microphones. Terrifying Safe-Guards can see through walls, hear your heartbeat, analyze the smell of your sweat. Their motto? If you've nothing to hide, you've nothing to fear. But Nimmo, Scope, Manikin and FX, who work in the blind-spots of the city's shady underworld, are soon caught in a maze of deception, treachery and murder... will they make it out of the rat-runs alive?show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 290g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552566209
  • 9780552566209
  • 469,441

Review quote

"Fast-moving and punchy, this well-written novel should hold the attention of young teenagers used to the cut and thrust of video gaming. With a clever and exciting plot and strong and endearing characters, this is an Oliver Twist for the 21st century." -- Sunday Business Post * Sunday Business Post * "The attention to detail is phenomenal - everything has been thoroughly researched from the gadgets, the computer hacking, the undercover surveillance and genetics. All make the reading both fascinating and inspiring. Nevertheless, he has been able to balance this technological combination to create an amazing interactive thriller which is a winner. This is the best fantasy based book that I have read this year; I loved reading every single page." -- Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books * http://mrripleysenchantedbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/book-review-oisin-mcgann-rat-runners.html#!/2013/03/book-review-oisin-mcgann-rat-runners.html * "Rat Runners is a brilliant fast-paced read that delves into some really fascinating issues... All in all, this is a great read for teenagers that will really make them think" -- Book Review Blog * http://katymoran.co.uk/2013/03/book-review-rat-runners-by-oisin-mcgann/ * "This must be Oisin McGann's best book to date. I have enjoyed all the ones I've read, but do feel Rat Runners has that little bit extra... Very exciting, and I am more than ready for the next one. I can't see that we are done yet." -- The Book Witch * http://bookwitch.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/rat-runners/ * "I thought this book was crime-tastic. It is very adventurous and a really thrilling read . . . one of the best books I have read in my lifetime . . . brilliant with a special storyline." -- Freya Coombs, Age 10 * The Sun *show more

About Oisin McGann

Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisin spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. Unable to conceive of a way to make a living from writing fiction, he decided to fund his dreams of being an author by working as an illustrator (yes, he was that naive).Setting up as a freelance illustrator/artist, he then took up a position at Fred Wolf Films, working on the animated series of Zorro. After completing his contract, he decided to expand his horizons and left for London to seek his fortune. Following three and a half years of working in advertising he became increasingly concerned for his immortal soul. He returned to Ireland much as he had left - with no job, no home and some meagre savings. Ever the optimist, he now works once more as a freelance illustrator and mercenary artist by day and escapist writer by night. He hopes one day to have a decent job, with a pension, a health plan and paid annual holidays.show more

Review Text

"Rat Runners is a brilliant fast-paced read that delves into some really fascinating issues... All in all, this is a great read for teenagers that will really make them think"show more

Rating details

59 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 24% (14)
4 47% (28)
3 20% (12)
2 3% (2)
1 5% (3)
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