Killer

Killer

Joe Craig / Aug 22, 2019

Killer Who are the mysterious men chasing Jimmy across the city Why are they after him What are Jimmy s parents hiding and who can h trust And how come he can suddenly do all this really cool stuff Jimmy Coa

  • Title: Killer
  • Author: Joe Craig
  • ISBN: 9780007196
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who are the mysterious men chasing Jimmy across the city Why are they after him What are Jimmy s parents hiding and who can h trust And how come he can suddenly do all this really cool stuff Jimmy Coates is a boy with a secret and even he doesn t know what it is But it s a matter of life and death

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      • Joe Craig

        Award winning author Joe Craig writes novels and movies Thanks to his bestselling Jimmy Coates thrillers he is now considered one of the best spy kids authors outstanding at both writing and plotting The Times, London alongside Anthony Horowitz, Charlie Higson and Robert Mucha.Since studying Philosophy at Cambridge University he s been a songwriter, a comic, a public speaking and conversation coach, a semi pro cricketer, and now tours the world entertaining crowds at schools and festivals.In spare moments he eats sushi, plays the piano, watches movies, reads, draws, plays snooker and cricket, invents snacks, cooks, does martial arts training and sleeps He s 33.He lives in London with his wife broadcaster adventurer Mary Ann Ochota , his dog Harpo the labradonkey and his dwarf crocodile Professor Sven His website is joecraig and on twitter, facebook and instagram, he s joecraiguk or joecraig


    638 Comments

    1. I hope anyone who likes action-thrillers will enjoy this. It's the first one in my series. You don't have to read them in order (though most people do, it seems).This one has been described by several reviewers as 'The Bourne Identity for kids' and I think that's a lovely, flattering description. I started to write it while I was working as a musician and songwriter, but I read the first few Harry Potter books, then saw The Bourne Identity, then read 'Story' by Robert McKee. This book is very mu [...]


    2. Eleven-year-old Jimmy Coates discovers his parents are secret government agents and he is a primarily artificial human assassin. Disturbed by his new-found powers and tailed by agents who want to take him in to complete his training, Jimmy may very well have to kill in order to stay alive.While the pacing and exciting subject might appeal to young readers (yay spies!), the characters aren't fleshed out at all, and the backdrop of a somewhat futuristic London is only minimally described or dealt [...]


    3. A while ago I was having my self an uneventful Sunday. I rummaged through my book shelves looking for something new, and I found this strange book. I'd never heard of it but it looked good. I pulled it off my shelf and flipped over to the blurb. It turns out he book I'm talking about is Jimmy Coates: Killer. Oh my, I was in for a 'good read'.Jimmy Coates: Killer is the spectacular action book written by Joe Craig. It revolves around an 11 year old boy who slowly discovers he's part of the bigges [...]


    4. I received a free digital copy for review.I think this is well written for an audience age around 10-14. They will enjoy the action/adventure and fast pace of the book. So just imagine this girl as a boy, and you'll have the idea of the kind of butt kicking this 11 year old main character is capable ofWhile completely fantastical, this book would be a good springboard for discussion with your children about how dictatorships might begin. You can discuss the history of such dictatorships and the [...]


    5. '' This book is interesting, there's moments of adventure and violence this boy had went through. Jimmy Coates is the main character in this book. He's a eleven years old boy. He's different from other people because he have the ability to outrun, out jump, and out kick. One day, he was doing homework at home when some people show up at his house and try to take him away.It's a mysterious organization that kidnapped Jimmy'parent and now after him but he doesn't know why. As the venture goes on, [...]


    6. While escaping from the strange men that are after him in London, Jimmy discovers he possesses many unusual talents for an eleven-year-old boy. Jimmy is only 38% human, the rest of him is an assassin machine. Can he control the robotic part of his personality? And can he find anyone who will tell him the truth?


    7. It was awesome! I started it and never felt like putting it down. It was about this boy who doesn't know who he is. One day British spy agents come to his house and try to kidnap him. He felt the urge to jump out of the window and did it! It turns out he had his DNA tampered with so that he would be a perfect assasin. Hope I didn't ruin the book for you. It is diffently a must read!!



    8. horror?romantic?Nobut exciting and thrilling?Definitely yes!Actually,Well I didn`t think that I would like it someday!But I DID like it when i Read the last words!I really held my breathd i wanted the second book so badly!And I can say in real sense of the word that it was AMAZING and TERRIFIC!when you start it . I give you my words you cant put it down for even 1 min to do your works there`s always some inner voice that tells you keep going!so if you want my idea,this is a great book for teens, [...]


    9. This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5I wasn't aware that this was a reissue when I requested it, not that it matters -- it looked interesting. And it IS interesting and exciting.The book has had other titles: Jimmy Coates: Assassin?; Killer; Jimmy Coates: Killer; and now, simply Assassin. All are listed as "Jimmy Coates #1." But no matter what the title, this is one action-packed thriller that you won't want to put down!Jimmy Coates is an eleven year old bo [...]


    10. Full of thrills, and none stop action from start to finish. Could not put the book down at all, I sat and read the book from cover to cover and I was unable to stop myself from doing so.This book is a must read if you are in the same age range as I am, which is young teens to young adults.It speaks not only to the younger generation but also to the older generations as well.I suggest if you ever come across the book in your day to day life, take a short break and ponder through the many pages of [...]


    11. Genre: adventure, SciFiGrade level: 5th+Reading level: easyReadalikes: Alex Rider, Cherub seriesJimmy grows up in a normal household until one day, when 11, some ominous looking men appear at the door of his house and try to take him away. On that day, as Jimmy escapes and leaves the comforts of his home forever, he discovers that he has hidden powers, that he is only 38% human. He also discover that his parents are not his real parents, that they have been working for NJ7, the secret service of [...]


    12. When I was a kid we had Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - a sweet story of a young boy who wins a competition to inherit a magical chocolate factory. These days youngsters get to read about half human/half machine killers built by the government to assassinate anyone who stands in the way of dictatorship.Although I am too old for this I found it an enjoyable read. The character Jimmy must wrestle to control his programming against his human nature and in doing so evades the clutches of an evil [...]


    13. As kids books goes this one is pretty good I suppose. It's a bit like Jason Bourne for teenagers only Jimmy doesn't quite know what he's capable of yet. The genre's not new but the idea that he's fighting to bring down a dystopian government works, there are some clever details which will tap into every teenager's subconscious like the fact that coke is too expensive to import now. It's not a page turner, mostly because there are already 4 other books so, you know the outcome. Not as good as som [...]


    14. at first, I had no intention to read this book. I mean I was bored, so I went to the bookstore and bought this.but through the story, I can see that this is amazing book! I wonder why this book isn't so popularybe I can see it, this book is totally for boys (except for the assassin thing) around 10-14 year old. if your children or brother likes James Bond, then this is a good choice.well, I only read the first though. I can't wait to buy the next book! (I have to wait since I don't have much mon [...]


    15. This book was great. I think it was fast paced, action packed, mysterious and exhilarating. It makes you ask questions like, 'Who are the guys who are trying to kidnap Jimmy?' 'Why do they want him?' and 'How does Jimmy get these cool new POWERS?'. It has been compared to Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider though in my opinion, it is not quite as complex. I think both books are in a league of their own and both deserve to be rewarded for their amazing story.


    16. Disappointed, many reviews said it was like the Jason Steed novels.The only similarity is they both feature young boys and are written by British authors. Jimmy Coates suddenly discovers he is half machine and his parents are not really his parents, and he carries on. Most prepubescent boys would be devastated. And there was no cupid romance like in the Jason Steed books, plus the action was slower. I almost gave it a one star but I think some boys will still like it.


    17. 3 stars, but I will march on to the 2nd story soon. I love these sci-fi related YA stories. An 11 yr assassin? Kinda youngbut there is more to Jimmy than meets the eye. Picked it up free via KU. I liked it, even knowing it was YA. Might be fun to read an adult version of these series.Can't say more without giving away what Jimmy isPlenty of on the run action (similar to several YA series I have readmeone is always OUT to get them).


    18. I think it was very interesting and mysterious. It is about a boy who can suddenly do strange stuff, and finally finds out that he is 62% machine and 38% human! It was absolutely unpredictable, because people always compare this book with Alex Rider, and Alex is whole human. I think it was very bold for the author to make Jimmy Coates a machine.


    19. Loved this one! It gets off to a great start and doesn't let up. Jimmy is great character and I can't wait to read the next in the series. If you like the Alex Rider or the Percy Jackson books, you'll enjoy this series.



    20. This was an interesting book about a boy that finds out that he is genetically created to be a spy. The government then goes after him, his family, and friends.



    21. This was no where near as good as Cherub series, Alex Rider books or even Jason Steed. It is closest in style to Jason Steed because of the simplicity of the writing. But even Jason Steed had more depth and back story than this did. I understand that reading these kinds of books means having to let go a lot of unbelievable scenes go like the panther fight in the Jason Steed books, 11 year fights vicious panther and wins with nothing but a claw scratch. The scene was unbelievable, borderline ridi [...]


    22. This book is fascinating, and talks about the adventure and violence this boy had went through in the book. Jimmy Coates is a young elementary school boy who is different from other people because he was outstanding than other kids. One day, some people showed up at his house and tried to kidnap him. Turns out to be a crime syndicate that kidnapped his parents, too. As the venture goes on, Jimmy discovers the truth about himself that he is not a human-human; Inly 40% of him is human and other pa [...]


    23. This is a fast-paced, action-packed thrill ride. The first in the Jimmy Coates series will leave you desperate to read book two, Target.Eleven year old Jimmy Coates is a normal boy, living a normal life. That is until armed men burst into his house one evening and try to kidnap him. When his mother screams at him to run, something inside Jimmy erupts and he fights his way out of his house. From his hiding place, Jimmy watches as these mysterious men take his parents away. All Jimmy has to identi [...]


    24. Assassin is definitely written by a talented author, I just wish it was more believable. I kept reading even though it needed more polish and seemed lifted from the 1980s movie "D.A.R.Y.L." with very few changes. Some of the descriptions and phrases showed true promise, but other things left me shaking my head. Jimmy's friend Felix acted like either a hyperactive 6 year old or a developmentally disabled 12 year old. Eva seemed insane and barely hanging on. The dystopian society needed more devel [...]


    25. When I first got introduced to this book I had already linked this with a few things firstly there must be a killer. Although I had no Idea it was Jimmy himself.When I read the chapters there is always something new and exciting although when I read " He jumped out of the window " I did not realize he Jumped out the window until Jimmy Coates thought about it When he entered the Base of the MI6 NJ7 I think he found out he was a machine. Although that thought really tampered me at first because I [...]


    26. Joe Craig's Jimmy Coates: Assassin is a popular book for kids and maybe teens. This book talks about a kid named Jimmy Coates who is not actually human (well actually 38% human) but is 62% information-action unit trained to kill people. But the problem is that he doesn't want to kill people. So instead of killing Viggo which he was suppose to do, he becomes friends with him and plans to rescue Jimmy's parents and stop NJ3. But will they be able to stop NJ7? I picked up this book because the cove [...]


    27. Great idea! It's a young adult genre, but I'm way past my teens and enjoyed it enormously. Excellent plot and some great fast-paced action. It will appeal to those who enjoy the Alex Rider books, Cherub, HIVE, Max Gordon, etc. I enjoyed it enough that I went on to download the rest of the series. My only criticism - hence the four stars - is that I wish the author had not changed viewpoint mid-chapter. It was easy enough to follow, but it pulled me away from the story for a moment each time it h [...]


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