Rats: a short horror story

      Jack Heath

Rats: a short horror story

Detective Bromham is a good cop in a bad city, sent alone to investigate a homicide. When he reaches an abandoned apartment block, he finds that this is no ordinary murder...This bone-chilling tale was shortlisted for Best YA Short Story at the 2013 Aurealis Awards.Brent Coffee hasn’t seen his former classmate, Molly Sinclair, in nearly a decade, but all that changes when he shows up to fix her Wi-fi connection on St. Patrick’s Day. After a quick fix, Brent asks Molly to join him at a local horror film marathon that night, but she quickly refuses. Or does she? Anything can happen on the luckiest night of the year, even a second chance at love… This 4,311-word short story is 22 pages long.
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    In Case Of Emergency: an action-packed short story

      Jack Heath

In Case Of Emergency: an action-packed short story

‘Something from the menu?’ she asked.‘No, thank you.’ The boy held up a newspaper. He had scrawled a message on the front page: the passenger behind me has a gun.‘Something from the menu?’ Aravinya asked the pre-teen boy in seat 9A.‘No, thank you.’ The boy held up a newspaper. He had scrawled a message on the front page in thick black marker pen: the passenger behind me has a gun.This short story was written before a live audience and features characters from The Cut Out, a bestselling middle-grade action thriller which was shortlisted for multiple awards.
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    Crossover: a time travel novella

      Jack Heath

Crossover: a time travel novella

When a vengeful physicist captures Agent Six of Hearts and blasts him back through time, he has one chance to prevent her from unleashing a catastrophe. If he can find and destroy the components of her time machine, he can stop her from ever building it – but the components are under lock and key. Luckily, he crosses paths with teenage super-thief Ashley Arthur. But she has her own agenda...When a vengeful physicist captures Agent Six of Hearts and blasts him backwards through time, he has one chance to prevent her from unleashing a catastrophe. If he can find and destroy the components of her time machine, he can stop her from ever building it – but the components are under lock and key. Luckily, he crosses paths with teenage super-thief Ashley Arthur. Unluckily, she has her own agenda... From the award-winning author of The Cut Out and 400 Minutes Of Danger, this is a non-stop roller coaster ride through spacetime.
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    Crossover

      Jack Heath

Crossover

When a vengeful physicist captures Agent Six of Hearts and blasts him backwards through time, he has one chance to prevent her from unleashing a catastrophe. If he can find and destroy the components of her time machine, he can stop her from ever building it – but the components are under lock and key.Luckily, he crosses paths with teenage super-thief Ashley Arthur. Unluckily, she has her own agenda...From the award-winning author of MONEY RUN and THE LAB, CROSSOVER is a non-stop roller coaster ride through spacetime.
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    Hit List

      Jack Heath

Hit List

Meet Ash and Ben, teen master thieves; stealing for the rich, hiding from the law...and wanted by some of the deadliest men and women in the world. Ashley Arthur and her best friend, Benjamin, are teen thieves working for the billionaire Hammond Buckland, hunting down stolen artefacts and returning them to their rightful owners - for a fee. But when they stumble across an SOS from an imprisoned girl, they realise they're in over their heads. Because there are others looking for the girl. Corrupt governments. Ruthless corporations. Rogue assassins. Suddenly it's Ash and Ben at the top of everyone's hit list...and when you're about to break into the largest intelligence agency in the world to rescue a mysterious stranger, that's a seriously dangerous place to be. Smart, slick and explosive, this is teen crime fiction as its most compelling.

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    The Squid Slayer

      Jack Heath

The Squid Slayer

Sarah lives in Axe Falls — a town of mysterious disappearances, terrifying visions and unusual events.Sarah is used to being the odd one out. She lives on a boat, makes up tall tales, loves ghosts and will do almost anything to prove they exist.But when her search leads to the dilapidated hulk of a sunken ship, a terrifying monster lies in wait and Sarah begins to wonder...What's really skulking in the deep, dark water?And will anyone survive long enough to find out?

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    300 Minutes of Danger

      Jack Heath

300 Minutes of Danger

10 stories. 10 dangerous situations. 10 brave kids. 30 minutes to escape.George is trapped in a falling aeroplane with no engine and no pilot.Milla is covered with radioactive waste and her hazard suit is running out of air.Otto is in the darkest depths of the ocean, where something hungry is circling ...

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    The Haunted Book

      Jack Heath

The Haunted Book

Dale lives in Axe Falls — a town of mysterious disappearances, terrifying visions and unusual events.A family trip turns spooky when Dale finds an old, handwritten book, starting with the words:DO NOT STOP READING;MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.Soon, strange things begin to happen. When a ghost appears in the lake and a cursed giant stalks him through the woods, Dale starts to wonder...What's really hiding in the dusty pages?And will anyone survive long enough to find out?

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    400 Minutes of Danger

      Jack Heath

400 Minutes of Danger

Brad has fallen into the lion enclosure, and the big cats are hungry! Charith takes the wheel of an out of control bus after an explosion. Iresha hears strange noises . . . from beneath the seabed. Daniel crawls into a waste crusher after a building collapse–and then it gets switched on. Tak's class goes on excursion to an army base and now an experimental military robot is hunting them.Jack Heath's ten more nail-bitingly dangerous short stories will fascinate and terrify during each full 40-minute count down, as the dangerous situations play out right down to the last crucial moment. Who will live and who will die? 40 minutes of danger, in 30 minutes

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        The Fail Safe

          Jack Heath

    The Fail Safe

    Fero knelt down. As he put his hands up he turned his head to look at the man pointing the gun. It was Wilt. Fero tried to look shocked. 'Dad? What are you doing here?'

    Everyone seems to know who Fero is - except Fero. Is he a ruthless boy soldier from Besmar, or an innocent teen recruit from Kamau?

    He's running out of time to decide. If he doesn't help a renegade spy steal a politician's briefcase, his two countries could end up in a full blown nuclear war - the kind that no one wins.

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        Bullet Train Disaster

          Jack Heath

    Bullet Train Disaster

    30 dangerous paths. 1 brave reader. 30 minutes to escape. YOU CHOOSE THE PATH TO SURVIVE!You are strapped tightly into your seat on the bullet train. The mountain track is so steep, the aisle is a staircase. As the train accelerates at top speed, a passenger slips out of his seat and begins to fall to the back of the train. He will probably die. Do you unstrap yourself to save him, or do you stay in your seat?Countdown the minutes in Jack Heath's terrifying story of your survival — or your demise! You decide.Read the story in real time! 30 minutes to survive, in 30 minutes

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        Money Run

          Jack Heath

    Money Run

    What would you do for $200 million? Would you break into a billionaire businessman's top-security skyscraper? Would you drive a priceless sports car off the roof? Would you fly a helicopter with only a handbook to guide you? And would you take on an unstoppable hitman intent on your destruction? For teen thieves Ash and Benjamin, it's a no-brainer... Money Run is a high-octane thriller, starring two unlikely heroes with a dangerous appetite for adventure...and big stacks of cash.
    "If you love full-on action films then you will love this book." - The Book Zone
    Second place Brilliant Book Award

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        Third Transmission

          Jack Heath

    Third Transmission

    Six of Hearts is sealed inside a torpedo, blasting his way at 300 kilometres an hour towards a warship. His mission: to steal canisters containing a weaponised strain of the SARS virus. If he fails, ChaoSonic will use the virus to wipe out an uprising that is tearing the City apart.

    And that is the least of Six's problems. Vanish is still on the loose. So is Retuni Lerke. And a scientist has designed a new weapon – one more dangerous than anything Six has ever seen before. One that could destroy him, the Deck, and anyone else who dares to oppose ChaoSonic.

    Six has to find the weapon and eliminate the threat it poses because ChaoSonic can't always control their creations.

    He is living proof of that.

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