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Series: Danger Zone #3
Published by Doubleday Canada on December 27th, 2011
Genres: Action & Adventure, Middle Grade, Science Fiction
Source: publisher unsolicited
Has Max's quest for the truth led to an answer for which he'll pay the ultimate price?
Deep in the London underground, a train shudders across an unseen body. Days later, on the bleakness of Dartmoor, Max Gordon learns of a fellow student's death in the capital. Danny Maguire was carrying an envelope with Max's name on it--containing the secret of Max's mother's death. The clues take Max into the endangered rainforest of Central America where, hunted down by a ruthless killer, he must also escape the jaws of deadly crocodiles and flesh-eating piranhas. The truth Max is desperately trying to uncover lies deep within the dangerous forest's heart . . . if only he can stay alive to reach it. The third and final novel in David Gilman's supercharged, sophisticated adventure series, perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz, James Patterson, and the Jason Bourne movies.
Once you start reading this book, you won’t want to put it down. Why? Because from the very beginning it draws you in. The intro alone had me on the very edge of my seat.
Max Gordon’s character is unbelievably smart and resourceful and I love the fact that he gets out of tough situations on his own. And why wouldn’t he? His parents got caught in the middle of some mysterious but also dangerous trouble.
So when a former classmate of Max’s turns up dead with a letter about his mother, it drives him to find out more about his mother’s death. It’s up to Max to find out how his mother died and why. However the closer he gets to unraveling the mystery, the closer he gets into hot waters with people who want to murder him.
There’s a great deal of Mayan culture represented in the book which I love. (Especially when Max sees them making hot chocolate)
This novel is chock full of action, and mystery! I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns into a tv show because the adventures that Max Gordon gets into would make a wonderful show.
Can I just say how much I enjoyed reading about Sayid and his computer hacking abilities? Creating programs out of open-source languages to hack into government web sites, lead false trails, and steal security footage just made me giddy with excitement.
Overall, if you’re into the spy genre like I am you will DEFINITELY want to pick up this novel. A wonderful middle-grade read that will surely entertain the boredom out of you. I highly recommend it.