Divergent Movie Producer and Best-Selling Author to Release SCAN, 5/1

Divergent Movie Producer and Best-Selling Author to Release SCAN, 5/1

On May 1st, Putnam will publish SCAN by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine (Putnam; on sale May 1, 2014; 9780399160653; $17.99), the action-packed collaboration from a producer of the upcoming 'Divergent' film and the bestselling author of the Shadowlands series. MTV's Hollywood Crush has described SCAN as "a screen-ready series that has Hollywood franchise written all over it."

Tate's father has raised him to be the best - at everything - from foreign languages to chemistry to combat. Tate finally learns why after his school is attacked by mercenaries, and his father is shot and killed before his eyes. They are part of a shrinking group of humans in a world that is slowly being taken over by aliens that look just like them. But Tate has the one device that can tell the two species apart. Now he's on the run.

With the help of his girlfriend and estranged mother, all Tate can really do is keep moving and keep his father's invention out of the hands of his pursuers. Tate's ability to turn a few household products like oranges and water guns into explosive fireballs excite through the pages as he fights to protect the few remaining humans left on earth. There's only one problem: even the aliens, totally in human form, don't know they're alien.

A grounded, high-action YA thriller, SCAN has the action-adventure of THE MAZER RUNNER with a unique spin on interplanetary stories like WAR OF THE WORLDS.


Walter Jury was born in London, has a background in the film industry, is a big fan of the New York Giants, and enthusiast of Jamba Juice's Protein Berry Workout smoothie only with soy, never whey. "Scan" is his first book for teens. Oh, and under his real name, he's a producer of one of 2014's biggest blockbusters. Let's just say he "diverges" in his career from film to literature quite well.

Sarah Fine was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is the author (as Sarah Fine) of several young adult books, and when she's not writing, she's working as a child psychologist. No, she is not psychoanalyzing you right now.


By Walter Jury and Sarah Fine

Hardcover, $17.99

eBook, $10.99

ISBN: 978-0399160653

Science Fiction

336 pages

Penguin/G.P. Putnam's Sons

May 1, 2014

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