Young Bond: Heads You Die

Young Bond: Heads You Die

Young Bond: Heads You Die
Steve Cole

Red Fox

ISBN 9781782952411

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND. BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN. The explosive action continues in Steve Cole's second Young Bond adventure . . . James's Cuban holiday has become a nightmare mission to save an old friend from a villain who has perfected 1,000 ways to kill. With corrupt cops and hired assassins hot on his heels, James must travel through Havana and brave Caribbean waters to stop a countdown to mass murder. Fates will be decided with the flip of a coin. Heads or tails. Live or die. Books in the series 1: SHOOT TO KILL 2: HEADS YOU DIE

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Young Bond: Heads You Die5/5

Young Bond: Heads You Die

Steve Cole

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From the first page, you are whisked along on a super charged adventure in Cuba, from the streets of Havana to a secret island in the Caribbean. Young James Bond and his pint-sized pal, Hugo, spend their first day in Cuba pursuing a pickpocket and helping a young girl from her would be kidnappers, you just know that life with James is never boring or straight forward. A field trip from hell in Los Angeles is mentioned, with a British Agent assisting their escape, Hugo and James are supposed to be relaxing in Cuba with a family friend for a few days, before returning to England with Aunt Charmain. Getting almost knocked out by 'El Puno', The Fist, leaves James with an egg-shaped lump on his head and a feeling that there is more to Dr Hardiman's life in Cuba than botany. Danger has no rules and if you're James Bond it turns up around every corner. El Scolapendra, Solares, and his mysterious veiled lady friend, La Velada are involved in a very special project which Dr Hardiman wants no part of, but he is kidnapped and forced to assist them. James and Hugo are left alone in a strange city where the Police seem reluctant to help. They join forces with Scolapendra's runaway daughter, Jagua, and her street urchin friend, Maritsa to rescue Dr Hardiman. They find themselves breaking into an apartment, stealing a car, diving for shipwrecks and flying to a Caribbean island before being infected with a deadly poison. Then they have the small job of stopping the release of the poison in the UK and hope that Dr Hardiman has managed to manufacture an antidote to save their lives. Steve Cole's writing is incredible, fast paced and heart stopping action. With fates decided on the flip of a coin this is a must read for any older readers, including adults! 320 pages / Ages 12+ / Reviewed by Kerra Dagley, school librarian.

Reviewed by: Kerra Dagley