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Counterstrike Counterstrike
Peter Jay Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
ISBN: 9781408851494
Published: 04/07/2016
Price: £6.99

The Urban Outlaws face their biggest challenge yet. They have to break into the Facility and find the ultimate weapon - Medusa - before Hector does. But there are five levels of security to crack and a mystery room that has Jack sweating whenever he thinks about it. But the clock is ticking. Hector is determined to have the weapon and release doomsday, and it is down to the Urban Outlaws to stop him. Can Jack come up with a plan in time? The tension is high and the shocks are breathtaking in the fourth book of this high-octane adventure series for fans of Robert Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz and Alex Scarrow.


In their latest adventure, the Urban Outlaws continue to use plenty of gadgets and cunning plans to thwart their arch enemy, Hector's attempt to obtain a deadly, but mysterious weapon. Tested to the limits of their ingenuity, they also face dealing with personal old scores which are still painful. Will this adventure take them to breaking point? As with every Urban Outlaws story, this is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure with great characters. There are gadgets galore and the groups' antics are ever more daring, pushing their skills to new levels. The challenge of retrieving the weapon from its location - locked behind five levels of security challenges under an oil refinery - exposes more of the characters to the reader. Jack, the meticulously planned, highly organised leader of the pack, finds his focus drifting as he worries about other issues and forms a dodgy alliance; the events around Charlie's father's death are explored, showing her in a different light; the indestructible Slink is wounded. Everything about this book makes it appealing to children: the lurid covers, the gadgets, the action, the pace, the very diverse and equally strong characters - even the font used and the spacious feel to the page layout invites the reader to read on! This is a great series- well worth investing in! 315 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Sue Wilsher, teacher.
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