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By Richard Kurti

From BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Richard Kurti comes an exciting, fast-paced thriller that shows the power science has to change not just our lives, but our very selves.

From BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Richard Kurti comes an exciting, fast-paced thriller that shows the power science has to change not just our lives, but our very selves. Cillian is the sole survivor of a devastating terrorist attack on a packed Metro train. How did he survive when everyone else was killed? Searching for answers with the mysterious Tess, Cillian discovers that his father has links to P8, a group of genetic scientists operating outside the laws of Foundation City. The shocking discoveries he and Tess make at P8’s secret hospital start to make Cillian ask not who he is, but what he is…

  • Richard Kurti's debut novel Monkey Wars was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, longlisted for the UKLA Award and winner of the Coventry Inspiration Book Award. Anthony Horowitz described it as "strikingly original".
  • A split narrative which alternates between Cillian's and Tess' point of view, so the story will appeal to boy and girl readers alike.
  • This fast-paced thriller asks important questions about what it means to be human in the modern world, making this an ideal book for classroom or book group discussion.

About the author

Richard Kurti studied at Cambridge then worked at the BBC, which led to a career as a screen writer. Richard’s film writing includes 14 commissions for US studios (Universal, Warner Bros, Miramax) and UK companies (Working Title and Pathe). His TV writing includes BBC adaptations of Kidnapped and Sherlock Holmes, episodes of Robin Hood, Primeval, Sinbad, Wolfblood, and a large-scale adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal. These shows have earned widespread industry recognition with BAFTA nominations and RTS Awards. In 2013, Richard branched out into new areas, with a radio dramatization of The Martian Chronicles. Monkey Wars, his debut novel, was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. He lives in Essex.

ISBN: 9781406346299
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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