Evil Genius

Author: Catherine Jinks

Release: May 1, 2007

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Genre: Teen, Mystery, Fiction, Thriller

ISBN-10: 0152059881
ISBN-13: 978-0152059880

Main Character(s): Cadel Piggot, Thaddeus Roth, Dr. Phineas Darkkon, Sonja Pirovic

Synopsis: Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he’s fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond his years, at heart he’s a lonely kid. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies. But is it too late to stop Dr. Darkkon from carrying out his evil plot?

Declassified by Agent Palmer: Evil Genius is a Textbook Example of a Fun Thriller

Quotes and Lines

GenoME’s motto was “Messages in matter are messages that matter.”

“…Words don’t really have fixed definitions. You’ll find that out as you grow older. The word liar isn’t as straightforward as it sounds.”

He had no alternative ambitions. In fact, he had never given the future much thought. All he wanted to do was to keep exercising his mind in a way that he found fulfilling.

“Choose your tools,” Dr. Darkkon stressed. “That’s the secret Cadel. Choose your tools wisely.”