Circle of Fire by S. M. Hall
  

Circle of Fire

Written by S. M. Hall
Part of the The Maya Brown Missions Series

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Danger! Maya Brown has been brought up on it and it still gives her a thrill. She longs to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a special agent and trains hard to perfect the necessary skills. When her mum is kidnapped, Maya has to put all her practice to the test in an operation which must be as brave as it is delicate if she is to get her mother out alive.

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Circle of Fire by S. M. Hall

Maya Brown is bored with being cooped up in her nan's house over the summer, and dying to get involved in her mum's intelligence operation against a group of would-be terrorists. But when her mum is kidnapped by the criminals, Maya is suddenly plunged headlong into a world of intrigue and danger. Can Maya find out what the terrorist cell are plotting in time, and without putting her mother's life at risk? And is the mysterious Khaled luring her into a trap, or is he a secret ally? A fast-paced thriller by an established author of teenage fiction, with a fiesty and appealing heroine.

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Four stars: A lightening-fast, high octane thriller... The book's success lies in the fact that explorations of motive and meaning do not slow down the page-turning urgency that lies at the heart of all thrillers. Books for Keeps Deals with issues of racism, violence and religion with delicacy and sensitivity, while managing to give us a fast-paced, high-octane ride from start to finish. Armadillo Magazine

About the Author

S. M. Hall is the author of four books for young teens published by Scholastic: When you Can't Say No, Don't Forget to Dance, No Fear and Knife Edge. She has taught speech and drama and has recently been involved in staging a musical in Qatar involving twenty nationalities. She has also done freelance journalism including a column for the Guardian when she was living in the States. She has recently become custodian of Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool for the National Trust. Her husband, who was in the rock business, is custodian of John Lennon's childhood home.

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Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 11

Author

S. M. Hall
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

3rd February 2011

ISBN

9781847801210

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