Desperate to uncover the secret of his mother's death, Max Gordon is chased into the night by a ruthless mercenary. His search takes him from the desolate hills of Dartmoor to the endangered rainforest of Central America - where the devastation hides a sinister secret. Drug smugglers, deadly crocodiles, man-eating snakes and flesh-stripping piranhas await Max at every turn. Has Max's quest for the truth led to an answer for which he'll pay the ultimate price?
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David Gilman has lived and travelled all over the world, gathering inspiration for his adrenalin-fuelled Danger Zone series. He has been a photographer, a fire-fighter and a soldier in the Parachute Regiment's Reconnaissance Platoon. David is also a hugely successful television screenwriter and is principal writer on A Touch of Frost. Now David lives in Devon with his wife.From Booklist:
Max Gordon, the 15-year-old adventurer from The Devil’s Breath (2008) and Ice Claw (2010), is a 007 type, with fewer gadgets and more bruises, but here he wanders straight into Indiana Jones territory. When he receives a khipu, a Mayan artifact containing a secret message regarding his mother’s long-ago death, off he goes, from England to Miami to the jungles of Central America, with the action crosscutting between Max, his best friend, a MI5 agent pursuing him, and a ruthless assassin. Gilman remains a top-tier author of books like this—basically, intelligent, extended chase scenes—and the smart action never lets up. Grades 7-12. --Daniel Kraus
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141323043