Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island

Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island

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Max Cassidy can escape from anything

Only fourteen years old, Max is the world's foremost escape artist. Chained, handcuffed, locked in an airtight water tank, there's nothing he can't get himself out of. He learned the art from his father--a man who just two years ago was murdered, and Max's mother went to jail for the crime.

Now a mysterious man has shown up backstage after one of Max's shows, telling Max that not only is his mother innocent, but his father is still alive. He can provide only one clue: a slip of paper with eight digits written on it. It is this clue that will lead Max from his home in London to the exotic and deadly Central American country of Santo Domingo and the impenetrable fortress on the sinister Isla de Sombra.

Max Cassidy can escape from anything--but given the chance to finally know the truth about what has torn his family apart, escape from Shadow Island is the last thing on his mind.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 295 pages
  • 144 x 212 x 30mm | 358.34g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061863238
  • 9780061863233

Review quote

"Action-adventure at it's best, a la Alex Rider, James Bond, and Dirk Pitt....Tons of fun."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
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489 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 36% (176)
4 36% (177)
3 18% (89)
2 7% (33)
1 3% (14)

Our customer reviews

Authorities tell Max his father's dead and his mother killed him. Not believing what he's been told, Max and his guardian, Consuela, have been trying to exonerate Max's mother. One night, after his magic show act, Max is told by a stranger that his father is still alive, but the man is found murdered in his hotel room before Max can find out where he is. With only the knowledge of where his father was last seen, Max sets out to save his dad. Corrupt cops, a powerful billionaire, and thugs, however, don't want Max's dad found - and will do anything to keep it that way. Will Max rescue his dad and overcome his biggest challenge yet? An action-packed adventure filled with mystery. The characters are well-done and the plot line is engrossing. Readers who like spy fiction, action, adventure, and mystery stories will enjoy reading ESCAPE FROM SHADOW more
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