Remote Control

Remote Control

Book - 2007
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Agent Six of Hearts is back in another high-octane adventure, and this time - it's personal!The evil Methryn Crexe, the mastermind behind the superhuman assassin project, has been rescued from the Deck's supposedly impenetrable prison. The Deck agents follow his trail to a disused apartment block where they are ambushed by a highly trained, mysterious army. At the height of the fierce shootout, Kyntak, Six's clone, is kidnapped.As Six scours the City for his brother, a strange girl appears as his protector; he becomes increasingly aware of a sinister power; the Deck is put into lockdown - and the clock ticks steadily against Kyntak's life.Once again, Six of Hearts is on the run: from his past, his fellow agents, even his own DNA...
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia,� 2007
ISBN: 9780330422994
Branch Call Number: YF HEAT

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yellow_beaver_38 Dec 04, 2016

Great book for Fans of The Lab!

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Phoenix_Rider
Aug 17, 2011

This series is absolutely outstanding!

lbi316 Jul 18, 2011

Actually, The Lab (2006) is the first book in the series, Remote Control (2007) is the sequel. A great series, overall, and a must for any spy action seekers!

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ychi
Jun 27, 2011

Every author who wants to write series needs to read this. Remote Control sets up so well for the next book that when I closed the covers, I was tingling all over, the ending with the villain was that good. This novel also stands alone so well that I was surprised to find out it's got a prequel, The Lab.

Also, I've decided: I will never deprive myself of thrillers ever again. It's not just the pow-pow-boom action -- it's the cunning minds on both sides, the subterfuge and secrets, the plans within plans. Yet there's also plenty of rumination on Six's part as he questions his lifestyle, his relationship with his brother and his incapability of murdering.

The world-building is actually surprisingly competent. Remote Control is set in a world where the Americas' population are the last people on Earth, thanks to global warming having melted the ice caps. The "politics" (for lack of a better word) of companies like the ChaoSonic and the Deck in this half-ruined world are what make it so real; the Deck clicked together, working like well-oiled gears in a clock. It's the perfect secret company I've always wanted to read about.

Kyntak is as hilarious and witty as Six is cold and distanced, but both are clearly adept in the field, a godd thing because a special agent who can solve/fight/stun/trick his way out of any situation is one worth rooting for. And the way they interact is just so brotherly:

Kyntack grinned. "So I could be the best-looking guy in the City forever."
Six raised an eyebrow. "You wish."
"Oh, you think you're competition? The dark, mysterious look isn't as cool as you think it is."
"Shut up," Six said gruffly.
"I could have you demoted, Agent Six of Hearts."
"Shut up!"

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yellow_beaver_38 Dec 04, 2016

yellow_beaver_38 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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happycanada
Jun 11, 2011

TheLab: Book 2

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