One last, deadly job

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 August, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 August, 2004, 12:00am

Here we are again in the future, where an author's imagination knows no bounds and anything can happen. Kai is a child - and an assassin - who lives in the desperate town of Portobello. He uses his deadly talents to earn money so he can live. But Kai has a plan to get out of Portobello.

Before he can achieve this, he has to complete one last job. He has to track down and eliminate twins who have escaped from a genetic modification programme.

But, as in all good edge-of-the-seat thrillers, things get in the way and Kai's last job takes on a complication he has not foreseen.

As Good As Dead in Downtown is a classy nail-biter that is exciting and plausible. It is packed with action that carries you easily from one chapter to the next.

Doing exactly what a thriller should do, As Good As Dead in Downtown suspends disbelief and thrills.

As Good as Dead in Downtown

By Neil Arksey

ISBN: 01-413-1052-9

Published by Puffin