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The Rig

Joe Ducie
"A new action-adventure hero is born..."
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A new action-adventure hero is born…

Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a specialist juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. No one except for Drake…

After making some escape plans and meeting the first real friends of his life, Drake quickly realises that all is not as it seems on the Rig. The Warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X – a blue, glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it. Drake, Tristan and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom – but can they survive long enough to make it? Drake is an action hero to rival Jason Bourne and the CHERUB team in this debut author’s fantastically imagined sci-fi nightmare.

Publication Date: Thu 5 Sep 2013
ISBN Ebook: 9781471402203
ISBN Paperback: 9781471402197

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Joe Ducie

After a long spell in Perth, Western Australia, British-born Joe now lives in Bath, UK. Joe attended Edith Cowan University and graduated in 2010 with a Degree in Counterterrorism, Security and Intelligence. Joe has also studied Creative and Professional Writing at Curtin University.

When not writing stories, Joe's work over the past few years has involved border protection, liaisons between domestic and international military forces, private security consulting, living out of a suitcase, and travel to some interesting places dotted around the world. He is primarily a writer of urban fantasy and science fiction aimed at young adults and, when not talking about himself in the third person, enjoys devouring books at an absurdly disgusting rate and ambling over mountains. Preferably at the same time. THE RIG, Will Drake's first adventure and Joe's first book, was the joint-winner of the 2013 Hot Key Books and Guardian Young Writers Prize. CRYSTAL FORCE was the sequel to THE RIG. Follow Joe on Twitter: @joeducie