A lot has changed for Cadel Piggott recently. Everything he thought he knew about his life has been blown to bits. In some cases, literally. He still has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds, but he‚s no longer in cahoots with Dr. Darkkon, the most powerful criminal mastermind in the world, and he’s no longer the star pupil at the Axis Institute for World Domination. In fact, now he’s in foster care, awaiting the trial at which he‚ll have to testify against evil genius Prosper English, a man who was once believed to be Cadel’s father. With round-the-clock surveillance–intended to keep him safe until he can testify–and no computer to call his own, Cadel really doesn’t have much of a life at all. So when a group called Genius Squad approaches him to join a secret investigation into GenoME, Dr. Darkkon‚s pet project, Cadel can’t say no, even though he suspects Genius Squad is not quite what it seems–and even though he’s sure they won’t be able to protect him if Prosper English makes a jailbreak.
From the Compact Disc edition.
Catherine Jinks|Justine Eyre
About Catherine Jinks
CATHERINE JINKS is the author of many award-winning and internationally recognised books for adults, young adults and kids, written in a wide range of genres (including murder mysteries, historical fiction, horror and science fiction). She has garnered many awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award (three times), the Victorian Premier’s Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction, the Australian Ibby Award, and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction. Catherine has been writing books since she was eight years old. She doesn’t expect to stop writing them any time soon. Learn more about Catherine at www.catherinejinks.com
About Justine Eyre
Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress and has appeared on the stage with leading roles in such plays as King Lear, The Crucible, and Jitters. She has also studied with the National Institute of Broadcast in Toronto and was the narrative voice of the staged Holocaust drama, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.