It is getting harder and harder to run an illegal empire what with cameras and drones everywhere. But Move-Easy – one of London’s most notorious criminals – sends ‘rat runners’ (youngsters who move about ‘the Void’ to evade detection) to do his work. Now he has sent Scope, a teenage girl who spends most of her time creating false evidence and forensically cleaning up Move-Easy’s messes, and a few other rat-runners to confront an old enemy. But Scope suspects that the target is innocent and she looks for a way to spoil the kill without crossing or attracting unwanted attention from Move-Easy.
This is a short story (called a novella on Goodreads) that is part of the author’s Rat Runner series. I thought it was an interesting world and I it definitely had me curious to possibly read the first Rat Runner book.
Being a short work, we’re focused a bit more on the action (nicely written here), but I definitely wanted to know more about Scope – what got her working for Move-Easy and what her goals might be.
As short fiction, this works just fine, but it’s probably a lot more helpful and provides some insight for those already familiar with the Rat Runner series.
Looking for a good book? Spoil the Kill by Oisin McGann is a work of short fiction meant to be a part of a book series by the author. It’s exciting and adventurous but some context of the series would be helpful to would-be readers.
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Spoil the Kill
author: Oisin McGann
series: Rat Runners
publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Kindle Edition, 50 pages