‘Four sociopathic dropouts and their rich benefactor’ are the main characters in this very lively and enjoyable techno adventure/thriller yarn with lashings of hokum.
International, obsessional big players cross and double-cross each other to obtain an age-old formula for the elixir of life, enshrined in antiquity and the dark secrets of a very clandestine sect who worship the ancient Egyptian, Ophiuchus.
The gadgets, the hip repartee and the well-paced tension, along with the mild love interest, should make this a popular read. In addition, the four exceptional teenage operatives are convincingly drawn and so identifiable to most teen readers. Probably first in a series! Be warned!