This is the explosive third title in the mega-selling "Young Bond" series. Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder. No ordinary weekend. But then, James Bond is no ordinary boy...In a North London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just forty-eight hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them both. And, if the professor can't escape, it's not only his future under threat. It's the rest of the world's...
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Charlie Higson is a well-known writer of screenplays and adult thriller novels. He's also a performer and co-creator of The Fast Show. Silverfin was his first book for young readers, and was a phenomenal success. His second book, Blood Fever, became even more successful.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7 Up—This installation in the series begins while James is attending Eton. The professor in charge of his roommate's crossword-puzzle club departs the school unexpectedly and leaves a cryptic letter to the boy explaining his absence. That strange note, combined with the clues from his last crossword contribution to the London Times, has the boys off on an adventure to solve the mystery and rescue Mr. Fairburn. They must decipher all manner of word clues, and the author does a good job of reviewing the last clue while moving on to the next so that readers don't get lost. James and his friends use their wits, but his agile athletic abilities also come in handy as they run after and away from the menacing bad guys. The plot is clever and well developed, and the boys and their actions are believable. An added bonus is the discussion of the medical oddities found at London's Royal College of Surgeons, which will be highly prized among teen boys for the gross-out factor. Students who cut their teeth on Donald J. Sobol's "Encyclopedia Brown" series (Delacorte) will love this more mature mystery, and will have fun trying to figure out the clues before Bond, James Bond.—Jake Pettit, Thompson Valley High School Library, Loveland, CO
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Book Description Puffin. Hardcover. Book Condition: NEW. Very light use, FINE or better, very minor shelf wear. For non-UK markets items of 1.5 kg or more may require an additional shipping charge. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00082231-B
Book Description Puffin, London, UK, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. One of 999 limited edition copies, each SIGNED to title-page, with a stamped limitation this being #815.Originally published as a paperback original this the Limited edition is the first hardcover edition.A pristine slipcased copy in a pristine Dust Jacket as issued. SIGNED by Charlie Higson. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000943
Book Description Puffin Books, 2007. Book Condition: New. First edition, first printing. This is the Limited Collector's Edition, which is SIGNED by the author Charlie Higson on the title page and stamped as number '899 of 999 copies' on the same page. Fine condition hardcover in a Fine dustjacket, in a Near Fine matching slipcase which has a couple of slight bruises at corner tips. Bookseller Inventory # 8526