'A plot so expertly turned that you'll be nailed to your seat' - Cory Doctorow
Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie--at least according to the mysterious young man who's been stalking her. But could her dad really be a bad guy at the helm of an organization that covers up the deadly wrongdoings of some of the country's most rich and powerful? Alix has to make an impossible choice between her father and the young man she's not only falling for, but who's asking her to blow the whistle on the man who raised her. Could someone you have loved and have known for your whole life actually have the heart of a killer?
[A] provocative thriller.... Fans of Cory Doctorow's work should love this book. - Publishers Weekly, starred review
A suspenseful, page-turning yarn.... Bound to provoke thought. - Kirkus Reviews
A searing indictment... Bacigalupi, unafraid to name names, makes readers question the morality of everyday decisions... and recommends that all of us be cynics when it comes to megaconglomerates....Multi-award-winning Bacigalupi is becoming an indispensable voice in YA. - Booklist
From the opening pages, this is an action-packed thriller with the FBI, secret service, thousands of rats, a kidnapping, and a little romance.... Bacigalupi scores again. - Library Media Connection, starred review
An exciting read... Bacigalupi has done an impressive job of placing the reader in the front seat. - VOYA
This is a gripping, unsettling read that will no doubt prompt further discussion long after the climactic, cinematic finale. - The Horn Book
Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of the highly acclaimed The Drowned Cities and the New York Times bestselling Ship Breaker, which was also a Michael L. Printz Award winner and a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of The Windup Girl and Pump Six and Other Stories, and is a Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner. He lives in western Colorado with his wife and son.