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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 7, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Robert lies anaesthetized. A routine operation has just gone wrong.

'What the hell is that?'

'That, Mr Ryan, is the inside of this boy.'

'Christ . . . It looks like some kind of plastic.'

As Robert slowly wakes, he can hear, he can feel, but he can't scream. The operation isn't over. But life, as Robert knows it, is.

Robert goes on the run, terrified and desperate for answers. But what if the answers are too terrifying to face?

This is Kevin Brooks at his very best powerful, intense, page-turning reading for teenage readers and beyond.

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User Review  - Bex - Goodreads

It seems like everyone was thoroughly disappointed by how it turned out. But I think everyone's missing the big picture here. The story does take him through his "on-the-run" moments, but that wasn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

Robert was just supposed to have a routine endoscopy, but when the camera finds silvery filaments and some kind of hard plastic inside him his whole world gets turned upside down. Suddenly chased by ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter, Devon, and he studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before happily giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels and now lives in North Yorkshire.

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