Shortlisted for The People’s Book Prize 2018
CREATE YOUR OWN FUTURE…
16-year-old Ocean Daley needs to get away from school, his seaside town and wasting his summer working for his mother’s irritating boyfriend. When his mysterious Uncle Frank offers him a place at a summer school for a select group of gifted teens, he jumps at it.
But the school isn’t like any other, with classes in hacking, bike racing, psychological tricks, and combat. Orca, the secretive organization behind the school, needs fresh recruits…but for what? Ocean’s father co-founded Orca, and joining the organization feels like a way to honor his memory, as well as strengthen bonds with his strange uncle.
Orca demands each teenager push themselves beyond the possible and in return each student gets an impressive salary, international travel, and exhilarating field missions — a double life. There is one catch. Joining Orca is a life-binding commitment to support their ‘noble’ cause. For Ocean, it’s the challenge in life he’s been looking for.
Others might call it a trap.