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Calling a Dead Man by Gillian Cross
  

Calling a Dead Man

Gillian Cross

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A tense thriller set against a frozen background of Siberia. Two girls set out to uncover the mystery surrounding the apparent death of John Cox. Finding his mobile, they begin a deadly dangerous mission to find their missing friend.

Synopsis

Calling a Dead Man by Gillian Cross

John Cox is dead, killed in an explosion while at work. His younger sister Hayley can't believe he's gone. Determined to see the place of his death, she flies to Moscow with John's fiancee, Annie-but the site they're shown isn't where John died. Suddenly it seems that there's more to his death than a tragic accident. Using a tracking system to locate John's mobile phone, Hayley and Annie find the real site of the explosion ...but they are completely at the mercy of John's former Russian boss and his English speaking son, who have taken them there. Upon recovering the phone, it's clear that John is still alive. Meanwhile, in the Siberian forest, John is being nursed back from the brink of death by a village woman. As he slowly recovers he begins to piece together the truth: he's at the heart of a dangerous power struggle between two brothers who are desperate to silence him-for good.

Reviews

A complex and wonderfully gripping adventure thriller . . . Definitely one of Gillian's best * Teen Titles * A thrilling and compelling novel * Books for Keeps * Absorbing and powerful * Children's Book News * A skilful thriller * The Independent on Sunday * Extraordinary and ambitious . . . this convincing, dark story is one of the author's best * The Independent * A riveting teenage thriller * The Daily Mail * A roller-coaster of a ride * The Guardian *

About the Author

Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize.

Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase; and the Little Rebels Award for After Tomorrow.

Read more about Gillian Cross and a Q&A with the author here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Author

Gillian Cross
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Author's Website

www.gillian-cross.co.uk/mai...

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

6th May 2010

ISBN

9780192755889

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