The Lab
The Lab - Jack Heath


Format: Paperback
Pub date: 01/04/2006
Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
Imprint: Pan Australia
Pages: 324
Price: $16.95

Sixteen-year-old agent Six of Hearts is the first human to be grown from designer DNA.

He can run faster, jump higher and react more quickly than anyone else.

Six escaped from his creators, a sinister underground organisation called the Lab, when he was a baby. Now, he works for the Deck, a group of vigilantes who are trying to protect the Code – the moral values set down before the world descended into anarchy. When the Deck begins investigating the Lab, Six walks a tightrope between his two worlds, trying to keep his origins a secret. Then he meets Kyntax, a boy with the same DNA...

This science-fiction thriller for readers 12 years and over has all the requisite spy elements of gadgets and makeovers, high-octane chases, explosive fight scenes and a plot that leaves you guessing right till the end!


Jack Heath is the author of many sci-fi-action novels for young adults, including The Lab, Money Run, Hit List and Replica. He has been shortlisted for the Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award, two Aurealis Awards, the National Year of Reading "Our Story" Collection, a Young Australians Best Book Award, a Kids Own Australian Literature Award and the Young Australian of the Year. He lives in Canberra.