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Killer T / Robert Muchamore.

By: Muchamore, Robert, 1972- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Hot Key Books, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 460 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781471407505.Subject(s): Teenagers -- Teen fiction | Terrorism -- Prevention -- Teen fiction | Viruses -- Teen fiction | Friendship -- Teen fiction | Genetic engineering -- Teen FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction). | Science fiction. | Young adult fiction. | Dystopian fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Harry and Charlie are teenagers whose lives are shaped by a society that's shifting around them. He is a lonely Brit in his first term at a Las Vegas high school. She is an unlikely friend, who gets accused of mixing a batch of explosives that blew up a football player. The two of them are drawn together at a time when gene editing technology is starting to explode. With a lab in the garage anyone can beat cancer, enhance their brain to pass exams, or tweak a few genes for that year-round tan and perfect beach body. But in the wrong hands, cheap gene editing is the most deadly weapon in history. Killer T is a synthetic virus with a ninety per-cent mortality rate, and the terrorists who created it want a billion dollars before they'll release a vaccine.
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Teen Fiction Pātea LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction MUCH (Browse shelf) Checked out 24/03/2020 i2181998
Teen Fiction Pātea LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction MUCH (Browse shelf) Available i2181999
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Our world is about to change in ways we can barely imagine. Killer T is a novel about growing up in that world.

Harry and Charlie are teenagers whose lives are shaped by a society that's shifting around them. He is a lonely Brit in his first term at a Las Vegas high school. She is an unlikely friend, who gets accused of mixing a batch of explosives that blew up a football player. The two of them are drawn together at a time when gene editing technology is starting to explode. With a lab in the garage anyone can beat cancer, enhance their brain to pass exams, or tweak a few genes for that year-round tan and perfect beach body. But in the wrong hands, cheap gene editing is the most deadly weapon in history. Killer T is a synthetic virus with a ninety per-cent mortality rate, and the terrorists who created it want a billion dollars before they'll release a vaccine.

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