Goldstrike by Matthew Whyman


Written by Matthew Whyman

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A spine tingling thriller from the chilling opening to the very last page, the twists and turns of the Gold Strike plot follow Carl Hobbes, teenager hacker extraordinaire, as he keeps one step ahead of the different but equally dangerous powers that are after him. A mesmerising, clever and page turning read full of tension and danger in which nothing can be taken for granted. Why not check out Matt’s other edge-of-your seat thriller – Inside the Cage.


Goldstrike by Matthew Whyman

Carl may have escaped from Camp Twilight, but now he's being pursued by a bounty hunter in the pay of the US government, and an al-Quaeda assassin. Wanted dead by one and alive by the other, he must use all his skills as a manipulator of both systems and people to survive. Can he play one enemy against the other in his bid to live another day? Hiding out in the least likely place possible - a warehouse hiding untold treasures - Carl has to harness the powers of Cleo, the super-computer who controls it.

For Cleo is primed to unleash aggressive counter-measures at the least sign of intrusion - but can Carl get her on side?

About the Author

Matthew Whyman

Matt Whyman is a best-selling novelist, also known for his work as an advice columnist for numerous teenage magazines. He has written two novels for adults, Man or Mouse (2000) and Columbia Road (2001), as well as both fiction and non-fiction for teenagers, including Superhuman (2003), XY (2003), Boy Kills Man (2004), XY:100 (2004), The Wild (2005) and So Below (2005).

A graduate from the University of East Anglia's MA in Creative Writing (1992), Matt is often invited to teach the subject for writers of all ages. Recently, he has hosted workshops in Russia and Saudi Arabia.

In 1995, Matt became the first agony uncle for 19 magazine, and has subsequently written regular advice columns for B, Fox Kids, AOL UK and Bliss. He often appears on television and radio in this role. Over the years he has co-presented a series of ITV's regional cult Saturday morning show, Love Bites, a live weekly phone-in on LBC, and generally stuff that involves sitting uncomfortably on acid-coloured bean bags.

Matt has written many national health awareness campaigns, for clients including BBC Radio One, Brook Advisory, NSPCC and the Health Education Authority. He is a regular contributor to, and a relationship advisor for

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352 pages


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Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2009




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