The Cut Out

Jack Heath
NZD $16.99

An ordinary teenager's world turns upside down when he's mistaken for a ruthless young spy. An action thriller suitable for readers of Cherub or The Last Thirteen.

Fero isn't a spy.

But he looks exactly like someone who is: Troy Maschenov - a ruthless enemy agent.

But what starts as a case of mistaken identity quickly turns into a complicated and dangerous plan. Fero is recruited to fight for his country. He will have to impersonate Troy, enter enemy territory, hunt down a missing agent and bring her home in time to prevent a devastating terror attack.

Fero is in way over his head. Hastily trained, loaded up with gadgets and smuggled across the border, he discovers the truth about espionage.

Getting in is easy. Getting out alive is hard.

Author bio:

Jack Heath exploded on the Australian publishing scene as a teenager with his debut novel The Lab which was published to high acclaim. Since then Jack's been published in the US and UK, and shortlisted for numerous awards including the Aurealis Award for Best Sci Fi Novel as well as the Nottinghamshire Best Book Award, and in 2009 was the ACT Young Australian of the Year. Jack Heath's most recent novel is Replica.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781760111984
Awards: Long-listed CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers 2016 AU; Short-listed Aurealis Awards - Best Children's Fiction 2015 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: August 2015
Page Extent: 280
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 10 - 14
Subject: Children's fiction