Scan (Hardcover)

By Walter Jury, S. E. Fine

Putnam Publishing Group, 9780399160653, 329pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2014

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Tate and his father don t exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the best at everything. Tate finally learns what he's being prepared for when he steals one of his dad's odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush his school, killing his father and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans.
All Tate knows like how to make weapons out of oranges and lighter fluid may not be enough to save him as he's plunged into a secret interspecies conflict that's been going on for centuries. Aided only by his girlfriend and his estranged mother, with powerful enemies closing in on all sides, Tate races to puzzle out the secret behind his father's invention and why so many are willing to kill for it.
A riveting, fast-paced adventure, "Scan "is a clever alien thriller with muscle and heart.

About the Author

Walter Jury works in the film industry. This is hisdebutnovel.Sarah Fine is a clinical child pyschologist and the author of "Sanctum," the first book in the Guards of the Shadowlands series.


Praise For Scan

"A high-octane thriller...the cinematic approach and constant action make this a satisfying page-turner."--Publishers Weekly

"A thriller at its core... Massive explosions, deadly shoot-outs, and harrowing escapes make this an exciting read for boys." --VOYA

"Car chases, explosions and action galore—awesome." --Kirkus