THE LAB by Jack Heath


Age Range: 12 & up
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This fast-paced, unsubtle debut novel is the first in a new series featuring teenage superhero Agent Six of Hearts. Six lives in a futuristic world of smog, fog and almost total anarchy. All that stands between the remaining population and a corrupt government is The Deck, an underground vigilante group fighting to protect basic human rights. Six goes from one mission to the next, constantly on the alert for danger, treading a narrow path between duty and moral choice. Engineered instead of born, designed to be the ultimate assassin, Six doesn’t consider himself human and knows he has no soul. His rigid life turns upside down when he meets Kyntak—another engineered human facsimile from the same genome. But while they are identical in every way, Kyntak believes himself to be the ultimate human. Suddenly, Six is no longer unique, no longer alone…and no longer sure of who or what he is. A rock-’em, sock-’em thrill ride that has only just begun, this series is sure to find an audience with action-adventure fans. (Science fiction. 12 & up)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-545-06860-4
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2008


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