Six of Hearts is about to live his worst nightmare…
Agent Six is a teenage spy with a terrible secret. He’s the strongest, fastest, smartest operative in the Deck – because he was never born. He was designed.
When the Deck start investigating the corporation that created him, Six’s life spins out of control. How will he keep his origins hidden? How will he avoid falling into the hands of his makers? And who is Kyntak, this boy with powers even greater than his own?
“Spinning wheels, falling buildings, blazing guns, exploding helicopters and seaward-plunging cars bear out Jack Heath’s publicity as the new Matthew Reilly; but there is evidence in this book that he could be better.”
– Val Kent, Victorian Association for Teachers of English.
“Prepare yourself for an adrenalin-filled read because The Lab pulls no punches from beginning to end.”
– The Blurb
“In this stunning debut, Jack Heath has given teen readers an adventure of a lifetime.”
– Deborah Takahashi, Alhambra Civic Center Library
“The compelling and memorable protagonist stands out even against an intricately described and disturbing city whose vividness makes the place’s questionable fate a suspenseful issue in its own right for readers. Heath balances the flashy fight scenes with enough introspection to please both lovers of action and fans of character development, and readers will appreciate the sharp realism of the slight but highly clever twist at the end that emphasizes the complexity of this setting where good will never really triumph, only hold back darkness a bit at a time.”
– AS, The Bulletin.
“Spy stuff, battles, rescues, car chases, explosions, escapes, and surprisingly well-oiled wheels within wheels.”
– John Peters, Booklist.
“5/5 stars. Like 24 meets Dark Angel!”
–Amanda Ashby, bestselling author of Fairy Bad Day
“Every page is chock full of action and suspense, and the imagery is so vivid you can place yourself in Six of Heart’s shoes. A fast-paced read, this book is perfect for anyone who likes fights and stealth missions and fighting robots.”
– Sacramento Book Review.
“Fans of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider or James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series will be hooked on this novel. An action-packed, suspense-filled story.”
– Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library.
“Heath’s writing is fast-paced, the escapes and scenarios clever, and the dystopian setting gives the story added substance and allows room for some philosophizing.”
– Thrisha, the Ya Ya Yas.
“The Lab is full of widescreen craziness. Stuff blows up on every page . . . The perfect book to get a smart tween hooked on science fiction.”
– Charlie Jane Anders, io9.
“Whilst The Lab is written for young adults it will appeal to a much wider audience. So if you have a teenage son, nephew or brother, use them as an excuse to get your hands on a copy of The Lab.”
– Karin van Heerwaarden, The Blurb.
“A mysterious and action-packed novel that is sure to please any 007 fans.”
– Jennifer Wardrip.
“Clever, original. Hooked.”
– R. Suter, Amazon review.
“Poses some interesting ethical questions regarding cloning, robotics and our future.”
– D. Mallett, Amazon review.
“Starts with a dramatic action scene and continues to be action-packed until the very last page. There are seriously very few pages in this novel that don’t include a fight scene, chase scene, or danger. All this makes for an undoubtedly exciting and edge-of-your-seat suspense filled story that is quite difficult to put down.”
– The Book Muncher
“A very intense book. It kept me on the edge of my desk the whole time I was reading it.”
“Fast-paced, exciting, full of action, and totally addictive. I found myself turning the pages as fast as possible so that I could find out what would happen next. This story is strong, the characters are well developed, and the action never stops. This book would be a great movie, but they would have to have John Woo direct.”
– Librarian Barbie
“Full of non-stop action, adventure and fighting, The Lab is a great read for anyone who likes science fiction, spies or action.”
– Sarah P., for Brimbank Libraries
“The best series I have ever read.”
– Elliot Pinapple
“He is a genius (both Six and Jack).”
– Sarah Brown
Those are just the favourable reviews, of course. If you’re searching for unfavourable reviews of Jack’s books, then his official website seems like a ridiculous place to look.
Still, we are a little bit ridiculous here. Try the critical critics section.
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