The sixth and final book in this high-octane thriller series. Dom has the last Herculean task to perform.or lose a pound of flesh. The Debt's orders are clear: take a human life and the debt will be repaid.
I had never been so utterly, terribly alone. Who could I talk to? My parents? Sure. I wasn't even sure who they were anymore.
Who could I ask whether killing another human being is ever justified?
Dom's almost there. It's the sixth instalment and the end is in sight, but he's about to face the biggest hurdle. The Debt wants proof. Proof that Dom has the mettle to become one of them. Proof he can kill.
Dom is desperate to be rid of this debt but at what cost? Could he put a friend out of their misery? Or defend himself to the bitter end? And if he does flush out who is behind this monstrous organisation, is he ready for the truth?
This time it is not just a life at stake, it's humanity. Dom's humanity. And if Dom crosses the line, is there any coming back?
The chilling conclusion to the edge-of-the-seat action thriller from a masterful storyteller.
Phillip Gwynne's first novel Deadly Unna? was the literary hit of 1998 winning Children's Book of the Year and selling over 200,000 copies. It was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip's screenplay won an AFI award in 2002. Since then Phillip's novels have all received both high acclaim and popularity amongst readers including his young adult novel Swerve which was shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky.
Phillip's also no stranger to writing thrillers as he has written an adult detective thriller The Build Up, but The Debt is his first series for upper-primary school readers and combines both his substantial literary skills and his ability to tell a good story.
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
10 - 14
Children's, Teenage & educational