Remote Control

Remote Control

eBook - 2010
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Teenage agent Six of Hearts is suspected of being a double agent, which has him on the run from his fellow agents at the Deck while also trying to track down his brother's kidnappers.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, ©2010
ISBN: 9780545283199
Characteristics: 1 online resource (326 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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yellow_beaver_38 Dec 04, 2016

Great book for Fans of The Lab!

Aug 17, 2011

This series is absolutely outstanding!

lbi316 Jul 18, 2011

Actually, The Lab (2006) is the first book in the series, Remote Control (2007) is the sequel. A great series, overall, and a must for any spy action seekers!

Jun 27, 2011

Every author who wants to write series needs to read this. Remote Control sets up so well for the next book that when I closed the covers, I was tingling all over, the ending with the villain was that good. This novel also stands alone so well that I was surprised to find out it's got a prequel, The Lab.

Also, I've decided: I will never deprive myself of thrillers ever again. It's not just the pow-pow-boom action -- it's the cunning minds on both sides, the subterfuge and secrets, the plans within plans. Yet there's also plenty of rumination on Six's part as he questions his lifestyle, his relationship with his brother and his incapability of murdering.

The world-building is actually surprisingly competent. Remote Control is set in a world where the Americas' population are the last people on Earth, thanks to global warming having melted the ice caps. The "politics" (for lack of a better word) of companies like the ChaoSonic and the Deck in this half-ruined world are what make it so real; the Deck clicked together, working like well-oiled gears in a clock. It's the perfect secret company I've always wanted to read about.

Kyntak is as hilarious and witty as Six is cold and distanced, but both are clearly adept in the field, a godd thing because a special agent who can solve/fight/stun/trick his way out of any situation is one worth rooting for. And the way they interact is just so brotherly:

Kyntack grinned. "So I could be the best-looking guy in the City forever."
Six raised an eyebrow. "You wish."
"Oh, you think you're competition? The dark, mysterious look isn't as cool as you think it is."
"Shut up," Six said gruffly.
"I could have you demoted, Agent Six of Hearts."
"Shut up!"

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