The Secret Lab (Paperback)
Carrick Publishing, 9781772420838, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2018
In the future when humans are exploring the home solar system, four kids discover a mutant cat on the International Space Station. In solving the mystery of the cat's origin, they uncover an old conspiracy. Young readers will identify with the kids' problems; they and older readers who are young-at-heart will enjoy the suspense and science and identify with the themes. Return to the magic that is found in sci-fi. The cat's name is Mr. Paws. He's an expert mathematician and becomes the kids' friend who's willing to help them with their calculus homework. But he's also attached to his creator, a stealthy presence who runs a secret genetics lab. Why does that lab exist? Who finances it? And who on the space station are his collaborators? The kids' parents? Station personnel? The twists and turns will keep the reader guessing. What one reviewer said of the first edition: "Mr. Paws is a true feline with a special attitude.... The kids do their share of the problem-solving.... The scientific terminology is convincing, and the space station is described in minute detail, which true lovers of sci-fi will appreciate." H. M. Pr vost, author of Desert Fire. A. B. Carolan is a reclusive writer from Donegal, Ireland, who specializes in young adult literature. He might be a descendant of the famous Irish bard Turlough O'Carolan, but rumor has it he was raised by leprechauns. A.B. collaborates with Steven M. Moore. Steven M. Moore is a writer of many mystery, thriller, and sci-fi stories. Born in California, he's done a bit of globe-trotting for work and pleasure, allowing to experience the wonderful diversity of people and cultures in our world. He met A. B. at Blarney Castle. Not so reclusive, Steve now lives just outside NYC in Montclair, NJ.