Long Reach by Peter Cocks
  

Long Reach

Written by Peter Cocks
Part of the Eddie Savage Thriller Series

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Pulling no punches, this action-packed thriller grabs you by the scruff and of the neck and doesn’t let go. Seventeen year old Eddie’s world turns upside down after the death of his brother. Refusing to accept that his brother killed himself, Eddie signs up for the same work in the hope that he can uncover the truth. What is the work? Eddie is shocked to discover his brother has been working undercover. The next thing he knows, he’s doing the same. Infiltrating a notorious gangland family stretches Eddie to the limit. There is danger everywhere and Peter Cocks never takes his foot of the gas as he piles on the twists and turns that Eddie must take in his quest for the truth.

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Synopsis

Long Reach by Peter Cocks

Seventeen-year-old Eddie Savage is shocked to learn that the body of his brother, Steve, has just been washed up in the Thames. But he soon discovers something even more disturbing: that Steve had actually been working undercover for the police - and was probably murdered in the line of duty. Determined to avenge his brother's death, Eddie relinquishes his old life and identity to take up where Steve left off, throwing himself headlong into his first mission - to infiltrate a tough south London gang. But as he becomes caught up in the world of crime, Eddie begins to question where his loyalties lie. Then he makes a terrible discovery...

Reviews

This book is fast paced, gritty and a crackingly good read.

I was gripped throughout the book, I never found the story to be dull at any point as there was so much going on as Eddie found his feet in his new position of double agent. There were loads of parts where I couldn't put the book down because things were so intense and you weren't sure as the reader which way it was going to go.

The story has a similar feel to Martina Cole's adult books and doesn't feel dumbed down for it's younger target audience.

DEFINITELY read this book. It is brilliant, heart-stopping fun, with a fantastic protagonist in the form of Eddie Savage. Awesome compelling writing that deserves to be widely read. Go buy it now! -- http://floor-to-ceiling-books.blogspot.com/2011/02/long-reach-by-peter-cocks.html#comments * Floor To Ceiling Books * Long Reach really is a perfect fast-paced, gripping thriller for the YA audience. It has me incredibly excited to read more in the series * Fluttering Butterflies * This high-octane thriller is aimed at young adults, but it's written with a sophistication that puts it far above most entry-level stuff and makes it just as enthralling to adults...Tom Kelly, a full-on Martina Cole-style villain with a crocodile smile and a criminal empire that takes in everything from drugs to art fraud, takes a liking to his daughter's boyfriend - now renamed Eddie Savage - and offers him a place in the firm. With strong characterisation, an intricate plot and enough tension to get the most jaded reader sweating, this is a compelling read. What makes it outstanding, however, is Eddie himself: resourceful but conflicted, cocky but unsure of his abilities. We're promised more of him, as this is the start of a series. Bring it on. -- Laura Wilson * The Guardian * Pulling no punches, this action-packed thriller grabs you by the scruff of the neck and doesn't let go...Peter Cocks never takes his foot off the gas as he piles on the twists and turns that Eddie must take in his quest for the truth * Guardian * The mixture of mystery and excitement, brutality and risk makes the book incredibly difficult to put down. * Guardian * When I first started Long Reach I thought it was definitely a book for the male reader, but as I was caught up in the story it became evident that it would appeal to all thriller enthusiasts. * Mig Mag *

About the Author

Peter Cocks

Peter Cocks was born in Gravesend, Kent and studied History of Art at UEA. He worked in interior design, antiques, fashion and performance art in London, New York and Japan before becoming a TV writer and performer in the 1990s. Peter has since performed in and written many BAFTA-nominated shows, such as 'Globo Loco', 'Basil Brush', 'Ministry of Mayhem' and 'The Legend of Dick and Dom'. He has also published a trilogy of novels (Triskellion; Triskellion: The Burning; Triskellion: The Gathering) with bestselling crime author Mark Billingham under the pseudonym of Will Peterson. Peter lives on the Kent coast with his wife, two children and three dachshunds.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
416 pages
Interest Age: From 14 years

Author

Peter Cocks
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd January 2011

ISBN

9781406324754

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