The Betrayal by John Kalkowski
A Red Cell Novel

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"In this action-packed young adult novel, 15-year-old Will Conlan finds his own morality under fire. The book—the second in the series—is engaging overall, and Will is a likeable hero. Given its fast-paced plot, the book would be particularly well-suited for teens who like the action of video games brought to the printed page."
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</>For a little more than a year, fifteen-year-old Will Conlan has led a secret double life. School and sports quietly cover what very few know-his actions as the government's youngest intelligence operative single-handedly saved Chicago from multiple terrorist attacks. When vengeful radicals learn his identity, though, his relatively secure teenage life gets ripped apart one small piece at a time.

</>Unaware of the hunt against him, Will tries to fix a freshly ruined grade by using his involvement with the Analytic Red Cell to write a report on how to commit the perfect act of terrorism. Unfortunately, the paper only serves to make matters worse.

</>The first setback comes when his girlfriend, Stacey, is kidnapped. And then during a rescue attempt, he learns of a scheme to harm thousands of Big Red fans attending a college football game. All too late, Will realizes his own perfect plot is unfolding against everything he values. In this thrilling sequel to Red Cell, the government's youngest asset is left alone to stop his own plan and escape those who believe in his betrayal.

 

About John Kalkowski

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John Kalkowski has been aware of teens' creative thinking since his first teaching days. A middle-school language arts teacher for thirteen years, he lives in Omaha with his wife and two children. An avid sports fan, he roots for the Cubs each hopeful season. Red Cell is his first novel.
 
Published October 30, 2015 by iUniverse. 155 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jan 04 2016

"In this action-packed young adult novel, 15-year-old Will Conlan finds his own morality under fire. The book—the second in the series—is engaging overall, and Will is a likeable hero. Given its fast-paced plot, the book would be particularly well-suited for teens who like the action of video games brought to the printed page."

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