The boss of the Shanghai criminal underworld has issued a deadly challenge to the members of his Viper Club – to create three undetectable methods of murder. At stake is a $100 million dollar prize . . . and the lives of three innocent people. S. T. O. R. M. are in Sydney when they uncover these sinister plans – and so is one of the killers. Who lives, and who dies is all a question of timing . . .
Fast paced, gadget-packed action – perfect for adrenaline junkies
Cloddy - the Utter Lost Cause Of A Daughter - is stuck in her dad’s optician’s shop working for twenty-five quid every Saturday, bored out of her brain in the middle of Greenwood Shopping Centre - or Deadsville as she prefers to call it. One Saturday she closes the shop to get some peace and quiet to eat her lunch, but as she’s picking at her sultana scone, a trio of ‘yooths’ skulk out of Gluehead Alley down the side of her dad’s shop. Out of nowhere a massive hand gushing blood is splayed across the window of the shop. And then a head is thumped against the window. Neither the victim nor attackers see Cloddy, but she sees everything. Afraid for her life, she decides not to tell anyone what she’s seen. Who wants to think about such things anyway when there’s gorgeous Stefan to think about? Stefan who is cool and charming and has plenty of cash. Stefan who has come out of nowhere and sweeps her off her feet. Stefan who wouldn’t normally look at a girl like Cloddy, let alone make her his girlfriend. At her most vulnerable time he’ll look after her - or will he?
A chilling spiral of events with an ending that will shock you from the master of gritty urban books for young adults, Catherine Forde.
Warning: contains some violence.
Praise for Catherine Forde’s books for young adults:
‘True to form, Sugarcoated is a caustic, abrasive thriller that burns to the heart of adolescent angst’ – The Bookseller on Sugarcoated
‘Another gripping story . . . from an author who never disappoints’ – Independent on Tug of War
‘A gripping and edgy thriller’ – The Bookseller on Firestarter
‘A novel that is both troubling and inspirational’ – Guardian on Skarrs
‘Should be force-fed to every secondary school child in the country’ – Sunday Telegraph on Fat Boy Swim
David Walliams burst on to the American scene with his New York Times bestseller Demon Dentist, and now he’s bringing his signature humor to this raucous tale of prison breaks and heists gone wrong in Bad Dad.
Frank’s dad was a champion hot-rod racer, Gilbert the Great. But when a terrible accident sees him go from hero to zero, Frank and Gilbert are left with nothing—and in the grips of a wicked crime boss and his henchmen. After Gilbert is thrown in prison, only Frank can come to his rescue. . .
From the slums of Bangkok to the Australian Outback to the middle of the Timor Sea, Snakehead is Alex Rider’s most action-packed adventure yet.
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Will Knight: 14. Inventive genius. Creates cutting-edge gadgets. Andrew Minkel: 14. Software millionaire. Founder of STORM. Gaia: 14. Brilliant chemist with a habit of blowing stuff up.
Six scientists were working on Project FIREball. Now five are dead and one is missing. Carrying plans for a world-changing technology he is wanted by MI6, the CIA and an unidentified killer. But what was the ill-fated project? Who wanted the scientists dead? And where is David Wickett now?
S. T. O. R. M. head to the Swiss Alps to join the high-stakes manhunt on their most dangerous mission yet.
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STORM is the brainchild of fourteen-year-old software millionaire Andrew. Other members are Caspian Baraban, a brilliant astrophysicist with an immense ego, and Gaia, a chemistry genius who loves blowing things up. But when Caspian’s father is abducted, evidence suggests he and Caspian have created a world-threatening weapon. Will leads STORM in pursuit from Paris to St Petersburg and finally face to face with a psychopath. Armed with three brilliant brains, iron courage and a remote-controlled rat, can STORM face down the enemy and can Will face the uncomfortable family secrets that their actions uncover?
Will Knight: 14. Inventive genius. Creates cutting-edge gadgets.
Andrew Minkel: 14. Software millionaire. Founder of STORM.
Gaia: 14. Brilliant chemist with a habit of blowing stuff up.
Two high profile burglaries have hit the headlines in Venice. CCTV footage shows a strange spectral form at the crime scenes and the thefts are soon dubbed the work of Il Fantasma – The Ghost. STORM – called to investigate – suspect that the Ghost is part of a larger, more sinister plan – involving a secret cult, quantum computers, and a plot to plunge the world into chaos . . .
Armed with brilliant brains, high-speed boats and a mass of mind-boggling gadgets can STORM find the mind behind the mayhem – the unknown Ghostmaster?