Published by Atheneum, it will be followed in 2010 by the sequel, Goldstrike.
Hobbes is a seventeen-year-old British computer hacker who penetrated the security systems at Fort Knox for a laugh. But the American government are less than amused. Since his prank, gold bars have been landing in the hands of terrorists across the globe.
Now, Carl has found himself in a military prison deep in the Arctic and far off the grid. He's been caged alongside the world's most notorious mercenaries -terrorists for hire - with no one to trust and no end in sight.
Carl Hobbes may not be a criminal mastermind, but if he wants to escape this subzero prison with his life, he'll have to start thinking like one.
"Superbly written and perfectly paced."
School Library Journal
"Great for action fans."