The Rig (Paperback)
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 special juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. After hatching some escape plans—and making the first real friends of his life—Drake quickly realizes 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?
About the Author
British-born Joe Ducie attended Edith Cowan University and graduated in 2010 with a Degree in Counterterrorism, Security and Intelligence. Ducie also studied creative and professional writing at Curtin University.
"Ducie skillfully builds tension and smears it with a liberal coat of blood and grime. Will's lurking suspicion that the Rig is hiding something leads to a supernatural reveal that will please dystopia and sci-fi lovers, ramping up the story's danger an excitement." —Booklist "All the elements of a great thriller are here—sinister villains, a stoic hero with a heart of gold, even mutated sharks...A solid genre outing." —Kirkus "Full of suspense, action and foreshadowing...Readers will ponder issues of human behaviors and the motivations behind them...they will not want to put this book down." —VOYA, Teen Review —