The Rig, Paperback
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A new action-adventure hero is born...Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons.

His talents have landed him at the Rig, a specialist juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

No one can escape from the Rig. No one except for Drake...After making some escape plans and meeting the first real friends of his life, Drake quickly realises that all is not as it seems on the Rig.

The Warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X - a blue, glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it.

Drake, Tristan and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom - but can they survive long enough to make it?

Drake is an action hero to rival Jason Bourne and the CHERUB team in this debut author's fantastically imagined sci-fi nightmare.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hot Key Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9781471402197



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Will Drake has escaped from three other prisons, driven by his need to get back to his ailing mom. This time, however, the challenge will be much greater because he's stuck on an old oil drilling rig in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Worse than that, there's something going on that no one is talking about. The rig is much more than just a prison, and what he finds out will threaten his life if he doesn't find a way to get off the rig. This book has similarities to the Furnace series, but nowhere near as violent or dark.

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