Jack Heath

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The Cut-Out

Shortlisted 2015 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Fiction
book | Fiction | Aug 2015
ANZ → Allen & Unwin Pty

Fero isn't a spy.

But he looks exactly like someone who is.

When the police realise they have arrested the wrong boy, they decide this is an opportunity. Fero can sneak across the border, pretending to be his doppelganger. He can hunt down a missing agent and bring her home in time to prevent a devastating terror attack.

Fero isn't ready for such a deadly mission. But he doesn't have a choice…


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A really exciting new thriller.

Riverbend Books

The Cut Out  is a fast-paced, relentless action adventure full of spies, secrets and double-crosses.

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The Cut Out has it all...Easy to read, high action and intriguing.

Kids Book Review
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An amazing Matthew Reilly style of action thriller… filled with incredible gadgets and fantastic pursuits.

Lamont Books

Another sensational read.

Michael Pryor

It's fast-paced and action-packed and it also explores themes that are relevant in the real world with quite a lot of nuance and subtlety.

Steph Bowe
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A teenage spy-thriller, chock full of adrenaline-pumping action, cool gadgets and a political espionage story line. Truths and lies are woven deftly throughout and Heath’s signature twists and turns are overlaid by an interesting child’s view-point of political conflict.

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