Author: Stephen Davies:
Level: Middle School, High School
Recommendation: Good Read
Summary: A high-tension, high-tech thriller with an African setting. Jake and his sister, Kas, whose father is the British ambassador to Burkina Faso, are abducted, bundled into a van, and driven into the unknown. In smartphone contact with his father, Jake learns that the kidnapper with the spider web tattoo is the remorseless outlaw Yakuuba Sor, who is connected to an international terrorist organization. But is he the real Yakuuba Sor? And is Sor really a dangerous criminal? In this fast-paced tale laced with trickery and murder, Jake and Kas discover that with the corrupt local government and British Intelligence arrayed against them, survival in the African desert may be the least of their problems. Includes an afterword.
Review: Good read. I enjoyed the plot in this book. I just wish I had read it on an e-reader to look up pronunciations and definitions of a lot of the African words used in this book. The cover may throw a lot of people off, but the book really is a good read, especially for boys.