Terry Brooks: Street Freaks
Terry Brooks, author of the popular Shannara heroic fantasy series, visits Wenatchee Library with Street Freaks, a standalone near-future dystopia.
Teenage Ash Collins runs from the authorities after his scientist father is murdered. Though his treacherous uncle, Cyrus, has control of all the manpower and gadgets that should be able to capture Ash, the boy manages to reach the outlaw enclave Red Zone and connect with the kids who live there. In particular, he makes it to Street Freaks, a combination of custom street racer machine shop and criminal hacker den—and a refuge for “ ’tweeners,” young people who have been mechanically or biologically twisted and augmented by uncaring adults until they are no longer considered quite human. Ash is relieved to have found a new, genuine family-- but he still isn’t safe from the people who are hunting a secret that he doesn’t even know he has.
"fast, cinematic action" -- Publishers Weekly