By Jack Heath
Scholastic Press, 2008. 311 pgs. Young adult fiction.
In this thrill ride of a novel, Six of Hearts is a brilliant secret agent for an undercover agency trying to overthrow the dictatorship that is slowly claiming the world. He holds a mission success rate of an astonishing 1oo percent and manages to be the best agent the company has, all at the tender age of sixteen. He does, however, have the advantage of a superhuman body charged with special animal and plant DNA, granting him superior healing power, strength, and agility. When he undergoes a mission to bring down the company responsible for his creation, his talents are tested to their utmost limit.
Written by a high-school aged author, this book is a fast, entertaining read jam-packed with adventure. The sequel, due to be published in the U.S. by November of 2009, is being eagerly anticipated.