Hit List by Jack Heath
Ash and Benjamin are teenage mercenaries. They find stolen artefacts and return them to the owners – for a fee. But when they are hired to rescue an imprisoned girl, they realise they're in over their heads.
Jack Heath was named ACT Young Australian of the year in 2009. He started writing his debut novel, The Lab, at the age of thirteen and it was published when he was eighteen. His subsequent books, Third Transmission and Remote Control were released in 2007 and 2009, and Remote Control was shortlisted in the 2008 Aurealis Awards for best sci-fi novel.
Hit List is one of the books shortlisted for Our Story. Voting is now open online at www.abc.net.au/yearofreading and in participating libraries and book shops. The closing date for votes is 6 January 2012.