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The Fail Safe

The Fail Safe

Fourteen-year-old Fero doesn't know who to trust - the country that turned him into a boy soldier or the one that turned him into a spy - in this chase to stop a nuclear war. An action thriller suitable for readers of Cherub or The Last Thirteen.

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ISBN 9781925266078
Barcode 9781925266078
Published 24 August 2016 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Heath, Jack
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925266078
ISBN-10 1925266079
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 24 August 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Heath, Jack
Category Award Winning
Thrillers
Australian
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Younger Readers
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 240g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 668888

Description of this Book

Fero knelt down. As he put his hands up he turned his head to look at the man pointing the gun. It was Wilt, flanked by two Librarians. Wilt had a pistol. One of the others had a stun gun...Fero tried to look shocked. 'Dad? What are you doing here?'..Everyone seems to know who Fero is - except Fero. Is he a ruthless boy soldier from Besmar, or an innocent teen recruit from Kamau?..He's running out of time to decide. If he doesn't help a renegade spy steal a politician's briefcase, his two countries could end up in a full blown nuclear war - the kind that no one wins...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Younger Readers 2017 (Australia) -- Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year 2017 (Australia)

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Author's Bio

Jack Heath is the internationally bestselling author of The Cut Out and many other action-packed thrillers for young people. In the course of his research he has trained with firearms, performed street magic, visited morgues and prisons, and travelled through Russia. He was shortlisted for Young Australian Of The Year, the Aurealis Sci-Fi Book Of The Year and several other awards. When he's not touring schools, libraries and festivals around the world he lives in Canberra with his wife and their son.

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