The Assault (Hardcover)

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Description


It's 2030, and humanity is losing the war against alien invaders. A Band of Brothers meets Ender's Game in this sci-fi military thriller.

A team of six has been chosen . . .

. . . to infiltrate the enemy's headquarters in the heart of the Australian Outback. The six teens have been modified to look like aliens. They have spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act—even think—like their enemies. But from the start, the recon mission goes terribly wrong. It's only when they are close to discovering the shocking truth of the aliens' plans that the team is forced to ask:

Who among them is a traitor?

Brian Falkner, author of The Project, Brain Jack, and The Tomorrow Code, delivers a page-turning military thriller with his signature heart-pounding action and unique sci-fi twists.

Hand this to teens who love playing Call of Duty and Halo!

"Falkner supplies a tight story that features a strong plot and believable characters. . . . [He] effectively employs the tropes of both survival and war stories to great effect. While an entirely satisfying read on its own, readers can only hope there is a second installment in the works."—Kirkus Reviews

About the Author


Brian Falkner is the award-winning author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Tomorrow Code, which was shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book Award and the Esther Glen Award at the LIANZA Awards. His book Brainjack won the New Zealand Post Book Award and the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375869464
ISBN-10: 0375869468
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 25th, 2012
Pages: 288
Language: English