Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Review of Hurricane Gold by Christian

Hurricane Gold: A James Bond Adventure
by Charlie Higson
Middle Grade adventure
Available now in hardcover
Review by Christian Ehrnrooth

I have read all of the books in the Young Bond series so far. This book is the most thrilling that I have read. (For those of you who don't know the series, the books are about teenage James Bond's adventures while he is still a student at Eton - before becoming 007.)

The story begins with young James Bond on vacation in Mexico. His aunt (guardian) has taken him to an island called Lagrimas, where some of her friends live. Soon a terrible storm, a hurricane, sets in. In the storm, thieves rob the home of the wealthy father of two kids where James is visiting. James and his two friends witness the robbery and are kidnapped.

Still on the island, they are forced to travel with the thieves until they finally find a chance to escape. After a night in the wild, a stranger offers them the perfect shelter, or so they think. Their host turns out to be the evil leader of a band of criminals, and the shelter is The Avenue of Death. This is a deadly maze where no one gets through alive...unless, maybe, you are James Bond.

A great page turner!

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