Friday, June 21, 2013

The Beginning Of A High Action Series, and Judy B. Is Loving It

They needed the perfect assassin.

Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school in a new town under a new name, makes a few friends, and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend's family to die-of "natural causes." Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, moving on to the next target.

But when he's assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching. Because somewhere deep inside, Boy Nobody is somebody: the kid he once was; the teen who wants normal things, like a real home and parents; a young man who wants out. And who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's mission.

In this action-packed series debut, author Allen Zadoff pens a page-turning thriller that is as thought-provoking as it is gripping, introducing an utterly original and unforgettable antihero.

Judy B. says:
"Zadoff has written a teen spy novel whose 17-year-old protagonist is just called Boy.  He was taken from his home at an early age and programmed to be an efficient and unquestioning killer. As he edges closer to murdering a prominent citizen of New York, he begins to understand that he is missing:  certain bonds of  family and friends, bonds that  most teens take for granted.  His world opens, but not before he is shown to be the the remarkably good and untraceable killer, the 'Boy Nobody'.

What a great read!"

No comments: