Mutated by a rogue virus to have animal like superpowers, the geeky 'Virals' are back for another heart-stopping adventure. This time pitted against a vengeful psycopath intent on exploding a bomb at 'the' debutants ball of the year - can they crack the case and master their own evolving powers? Kathy Reichs follows other big authors such as Harlan Coben into creating addictive mystery thrillers for a young adult audience.
Tory Brennan, great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan, and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Life appears peaceful on Loggerhead Island - rescued from financial disaster, the research institute is flourishing once more. But the tranquility is quickly shattered when Tory Brennan and her technophile gang discover a mysterious box buried in the ground. A seemingly innocent treasure hunt soon turns into a nightmarish game of puzzles, as it becomes clear that one false move will lead to terrible, explosive consequences. The clock is ticking. Can Tory and the Virals crack the code in time to save the city - and their own lives?
|Publication date:||10th October 2013|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Primary Genre||Children's & YA Fiction|
Praise for Kathy Reichs:
'If you like Bones, you'll love Virals' James Patterson
Kathy Reichs gets it dead right with sharp writing and a plot that throws a bunch of very real teens into a deadly adult world ... I loved it and I'm sure fans of Alex Rider will love it too' Anthony Horowitz
'Mystery ... fantasy ... science ... and heart-stopping action - this book is DANGEROUS. After I read Tory Brennan's first adventure, I wanted more, more, MORE' R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
Kathy Reichs is forensic anthropologist at the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of seventy-five anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Dr Reichs serves as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is a member of the National Police Advisory Council (RCMP/GRC) in Canada. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal ...More About Kathy Reichs