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|Sharp Shot Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Higgins, Jack, Richards, Justin (Conductor)
ISBN: 0142417300 ISBN-13: 9780142417300
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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Binding Type: Paperback - SEE THIS TITLE IN OTHER FORMATS
Published: October 2010
Annotation: British twins Rich and Jade Chance are back for a third adventure with their spy father as they try to save the Middle East and the President of the United States from a terrorist government coup.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Chance, Rich (Fictitious character); Fiction.
- Chance, Jade (Fictitious character); Fiction.
- Spies; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 9.00" H x 5.75" W x 0.75" (0.50 lbs) 214 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 132415
Reading Level: 5.2 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 8.0
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q47531
Reading Level: 5.5 Interest Level: Grades 6-8 Point Value: 14.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Contributor Bio(s): IV>Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
Justin Richards lives in England.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring)
With Justin Richards. In their third adventure, teen twins Rich and Jade Chance and their master-spy father find themselves in the Middle East trying to uncover a terrorist plot to detonate a bomb aimed at a visiting American president. The story, complete with nonstop chase scenes, deadly peril, double-crosses, and quick thinking, will satisfy Higgins's fans and newcomers alike. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 March)
Gr 6–9—Returning to action, Jade and Rich Chance are on a nonstop thrill ride centered around Middle Eastern politics. Left home alone while their father, a British secret agent, is off on a mission, the twins are attacked and must flee with someone whom they believe to be one of their dad's old colleagues. Unfortunately, they don't realize their mistake until it is too late, and, though Rich escapes, Jade becomes a hostage. Readers discover that one of John Chance's comrades has gone rogue and is involved in a plot to overthrow the planned democracy in a small country, East Araby, by setting off a small nuclear bomb and assassinating the current king. Mark Darrow has no problem killing innocent people, threatening teenagers, or destroying property to get his hands on a statue concealing the necessary ingredient to create the bomb. The Chance family, along with the SAS and other agents, manage to prevent the worst possible outcome and rescue the country from the evil Crown Prince Ali's schemes. Starting with a gunfight and resultant car chase, followed by a mad escape through a theme park, including a chase over the top of moving roller-coaster trains and a dash through the Haunted House, leading to desperate treks in the Middle Eastern deserts, this book will draw even reluctant readers in with ease. Readers do not need to be familiar with the first two volumes to enjoy this one.—Jessica Miller, New Britain Public Library, CT[Page 158]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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