Imagine a place where technology rules...where London is a slum and the North is a cultural capital...where from the age of five, The Authorities decide your future.
In this fascinating parallel world, quick-thinking Luke Harding is the youngest Forensic Investigator ever, aged just 16. Luke and his right-hand robot, Malc, make a top forensic team.
Together, they have the talent to crack any crime - and a good joke, too. Welcome to the thrilling world of Traces. Luke Harding's third thrilling case involves a series of mysterious murders where the victims seem to have only one thing in common - the same name, Emily Wonder.
In the bitter cold of winter, the teenaged forensic investigator and his robotic assistant, Malc, investigate the crime scenes and struggle to identify the murder weapons used, as no traces have been left behind. When a fourth Emily Wonder, a young homeless girl, is reported missing, Luke and Malc rush back to the slums of London to try and save her from both the murderer - and a giant tidal wave that threatens to destroy the city.
About the Author
Malcolm Rose has written 22 novels for older children. A former professor of chemistry, he is a well-known crime and thriller writer. Malcolm has won many awards over the years including the Angus Book Award (Tunnel Vision) and the Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2001 (Plague). He has also been included several times in the annual Book Trust 100 best books for children. In the US he was shortlisted for the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award (The Highest Form of Killing) in the category of best novel for young persons. Malcolm lives in Sheffield.
"CSI meets SciFi - a deft, smart mix of murder, mystery and future mayhem." Publishing News "Fast-moving storytelling in true thriller tradition, with enough subtext to leave a perceptive reader thinking." Jan Mark, TES
Series: Traces: Luke Harding, Forensic Investigator Ser.
For Ages: 9+ years old
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.274