Teenage computer hacker Carl Hobbes may have managed to break out of Camp Twilight, the most secure military prison in the northern hemisphere, in Icecore, but the troubles are not over for him in this high-octane sequel. Carl has managed to stay a step ahead of the CIA with Beth, his mysterious and reluctant partner in crime. However, the CIA inches closer with each passing day, and with a no-holds-barred assassin (or two) following their trail, Carl and Beth had better learn to run even faster.
Back in his home turf of London, Carl takes a job as night guard of a high security warehouse housing priceless artifacts and jewels. To Carl, however, the most valuable item housed in the facility is Cleopatra, state-of-the-art super computer extraordinaire. Carl knows if it protects the most priceless works of art, it can certainly protect two fugitives on the run. But is the machine strong enough to outwit both the CIA and Al-Qaeda?
Carl Hobbes is back an an even bigger, more fast-paced adventure from British superstar Matt Whyman. Basically 24 for teens, it's another book that should find a rabid audience with the same audience who made Anthony Horowitz and James Patterson's teen spy novels massive hits.
Matt Whyman is a distinctive contemporary voice in children’s and adult writing. After graduating from the University of East Anglia’s MA in Creative Writing, Matt’s career as a writer has taken him from Agony Uncle columns (Bliss magazine and AOL) and teen self-help guides to the cutting edge of both adult and children’s fiction. His critically acclaimed young adult novel Boy Kills Man was short-listed for several awards, including the 2004 Teenage Book Prize, and praised by Melvin Burgess: ‘Bold, chilling and beautifully written’. It is currently in development as a feature film with the producers of the cult film Kidulthood. Matt is married with four children (and an enormous dog) and lives in West Sussex, England.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 8, 2011)