Leon is a small time crook who's ridden his luck for three decades. When he starts splashing big money around, the cops are desperate to know where it came from.

James' latest mission looks routine: make friends with Leon's kids, infiltrate his home and dig up some leads.

But the plot James begins to unravel isn't what anyone expected. And the only person who might know the truth is an eighteen-year-old boy.

There's just one problem. The boy fell to his death thirteen months earlier.

Author   Robert Muchamore
Publisher   Hodder Children's Books
Released   October 2005
Price   £6.99
ISBN   978-0340894330


Killing trivia...

One of my favorite films is Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, so that's where this book gets it's name.

Millie Kentner is named after a character in the cult TV show Freaks & Geeks.

When I first planned the book it was going to end with a huge race riot between white and asian youths, but my publishers said that this subject matter was too controversial.

When The Killing was first typeset, my publisher made a mistake and every instance of the word ground came out as gonad!

Robert Muchamore.

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