30 years ago a secret research facility was destroyed – overrun by millions of ants. Two survivors fled the carnage, unaware that something terrible escaped with them. Now a teenage boy and girl discover they are linked to that fateful day. Betrayed by their families and hounded by the military, they begin to realise their whole lives have been a lie. Worse than that, the ants are gathering again…
Winner of the Doncaster Children’s Book Award 2010.
Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award.
‘Readers will feel like they’re clinging on for dear life… flipping the pages, desperate to know what happens next. This book is mad, bad and dangerous to read.’ – Scotsman Newspaper
‘A riveting read… far ahead of the average conspiracy thriller’ – The Bookbag
‘A beautifully executed, finely crafted thriller’ – Write Away
‘Fast pace, genius plotting, original storyline and compelling characters…. Brilliant.’ – Lovereading.co.uk
‘Tautly written… the story hurtles towards its somewhat alarming conclusion’ – Carousal Magazine
Publisher: OUP Oxford (5 Feb 2009)
Price: £5.99 (GBP)