Author(s): Malcolm Rose
When three scientists are found dead in a sealed in a high security laboratory, there's no doubt what caused their deaths. They were studying an unknown substance bought to Earth by the recently returned Mars Probe. But when it's found that 5 grams of the substance is missing, Troy and Lexi know that it must be a case of theft and murder...In a world inhabited by two distinct humanoid species, the majors and the outers, teenage 'detectives' Troy Goodhart (major) and Lexi Four (outer) are challenged by a series of mysterious and gruesome crimes. Published by Ransom Publishing, 'The Outer Reaches' is a series that will appeal to readers who enjoy fast paced science fiction crime stories and perfect for inquisitive and demanding readers.
"a very well written and interesting book. It captures the attention of the sci-fi/mystery lovers and will keep you captivated from the beginning to the end of the book. It gives the reader a feeling of mystery and suspense. I would recommend this book to teens as it contains aspects of investigation and vocabulary that may be too mature for younger readers. I would personally read more of this author's books, as they are interesting and a new genre of books that I have not read before". Andi Christie, Drummond Community High for Teen Titles " Lethal Outbreak was a very intelligent and all round good book. It was very fun to read and had a lot of cliff hangersm, it always left me on the edge of my seat. To sum it up in one word it woudl be fantastic!" James Davies, Portobello HIgh for Teen Titles
Malcolm Rose has written 38 science-based thrillers, mysteries and crime stories, highlighting the forensic science that lurks behind police investigations. He began writing stories as a hobby whilst talking a DPhil in Chemistry at York University. He then became a lecturer at various universities before becoming a full-time writer in 1996. Malcolm has won the Angus Book Award twice and the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award. He is a member of the Society of the Authors.