Z. Rex

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Z. Rex

By Steve Cole

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399252532, 245pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2009

Jurassic Park meets virtual gaming in a blockbuster new thriller

You re 14 and find yourself on your own. Your father, who has developed the world's cutting edge research on virtual electronic game-playing, has been missing for weeks. And suddenly you re being hunted by men with guns, your picture is on the news, and, worst of all, something seemingly impossible is chasing you a savage, man-eating dinosaur. How can that be? Why is everyone trying to capture you? And what is your strange connection with this 21st-century prehistoric monster?

Steve Cole has created an absurdly gripping and kid-friendly thriller that will capture imaginations. If "Jurassic Park" were to meet "Alex Rider," the result might well be this irresistible new novel.

About the Author
Linda Chapman and Steve Cole are both bestselling authors in their native England; between them, they have written more than a hundred books for children. Be a Genie in Six Easy Steps was their first collaboration. Linda's books include the series My Secret Unicorn, Unicorn School, Stardust, and Not Quite a Mermaid, while Steve has created the Astrosaurs and Cows in Action series as well as Thieves Like Us and Z. Rex for older readers.