Escape from Shadow Island - Max Cassidy 1
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Escape from Shadow Island - Max Cassidy 1

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'My mum killed my dad, then dragged his body all the way along the beach ...I don't believe a word of it.' Max Cassidy is a teenage escapologist, so good he's nicknamed the Half-pint Houdini. His father disappeared two years ago and his body has never been found. His mother is now serving a life sentence for her husband's murder. Max's mission to learn the truth about his family takes him on an thrilling journey, from London to the horrors of the terrifying Shadow Island in central America. Escapology is dangerous but not nearly as dangerous as real life ...This is a first book in Paul Adam's fast and furious Max Cassidy thriller series.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 210g
  • 07 Apr 2011
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London
  • English
  • none
  • 055256303X
  • 9780552563031
  • 170,671

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Paul Adam studied law but then decided to write, starting his career as a journalist. He has written ten thrillers for a grown-up audience that have sold widely around the world and have been translated into several foreign languages. Reviews have called his adult books, 'Brilliantly imagined, fiercely authentic and wholly gripping'. Escape From Shadow Island is Paul's first book for children. He lives with his wife and sons in Sheffield.

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"It is written in clear, punchy prose and displays Adam's talent for tension. It is somewhere that Charlie Higson fans might go next" The Sunday Times "It's pacy and exciting and very accessible. Fans of high octane adventure are going to enjoy reading about Max Cassidy" thebookbag.co.uk "Thrilling" Bournemouth Daily Echo "Paul Adam's Escape From Shadow Island ... hits all the right notes for a rip-roaring adventure" Sunday Business Post

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'My mum killed my dad, then dragged his body all the way along the beach . . . I don't believe a word of it' Max Cassidy is a teenage escapologist, so good he’s nicknamed the Half-pint Houdini. His father disappeared two years ago and his body has never been found. His mother is now serving a life sentence for her husband’s murder. Max’s mission to learn the truth about his family takes him on an thrilling journey, from London to the horrors of the terrifying Shadow Island in central America. Escapology is dangerous but not nearly as dangerous as real life . . .

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