Four young criminals. One simple task: steal a mysterious box from the daughter of a dead scientist. They have to follow her, bug her phone, hack her computer, search her home, all without her knowing.
But WatchWorld run this city now. On every street are cameras, X-ray scanners, microphones. Terrifying Safe-Guards can see through walls, hear your heartbeat, analyze the smell of your sweat. Their motto? If you’ve nothing to hide, you’ve nothing to fear.
But Nimmo, Scope, Manikin and FX, who work in the blind-spots of the city’s shady underworld, are soon caught in a maze of deception, treachery and murder… will they make it out of the rat-runs alive?
“Fast-moving and punchy, this well-written novel should hold the attention of young teenagers used to the cut and thrust of video gaming. With a clever and exciting plot and strong and endearing characters, this is an Oliver Twist for the 21st century.” (Sunday Business Post Sunday Business Post 20130317)
“The attention to detail is phenomenal – everything has been thoroughly researched from the gadgets, the computer hacking, the undercover surveillance and genetics. All make the reading both fascinating and inspiring. Nevertheless, he has been able to balance this technological combination to create an amazing interactive thriller which is a winner. This is the best fantasy based book that I have read this year; I loved reading every single page.” (Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books http://mrripleysenchantedbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/book-review-oisin-mcgann-rat-runners.html#!/2013/03/book-review-oisin-mcgann-rat-runners.html 20130307)
“Rat Runners is a brilliant fast-paced read that delves into some really fascinating issues… All in all, this is a great read for teenagers that will really make them think” (Book Review Blog http://katymoran.co.uk/2013/03/book-review-rat-runners-by-oisin-mcgann/ 20130317)
“This must be Oisín McGann’s best book to date. I have enjoyed all the ones I’ve read, but do feel Rat Runners has that little bit extra… Very exciting, and I am more than ready for the next one. I can’t see that we are done yet.” (The Book Witch http://bookwitch.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/rat-runners/ 20130404)
“I thought this book was crime-tastic. It is very adventurous and a really thrilling read . . . one of the best books I have read in my lifetime . . . brilliant with a special storyline.” (Freya Coombs, Age 10 The Sun 20130412)
Cool, edgy characters and a pulse-racing plot – meet the Rat Runners…