Gun Dog by Peter Lancett


Gun Dog by Peter Lancett

Set on one of Britain's tough and often brutal council estates, Gun Dog is a powerful story about the struggle to succeed in a place where the lawless operate without fear and the good are consistently failed by the agencies of law and order. Stevie Davies dreams of escaping from this misery by leaving to go to university. But all that changes when he is forced to hide an automatic pistol by a local teenage thug. Intoxicated by the apparent power the gun gives him in the local community, he is drawn down a perilous path, and his future hangs in the balance. Can the gun give him the freedom he's been dreaming of? Or will it throw away the key for good? Gun Dog is a real page-turner. The fast-moving, character-focused narrative delves right to the heart of a tougher side of life. Gritty, honest, hard-hitting, and often shocking, it is packed with drama and emotion from one page to the next. Gun Dog is a title in the highly contemporary Cutting Edge fiction series for young adults. The series features fast-paced quick reads. Each book focuses on difficult topics and situations that many teenagers will have experienced first-hand or through friends. Cutting Edge is ideal for readers aged 14+ with a reading age of 12+.


Gun Dog is a really fantastic read, you're on the edge with Stevie and immersed in a world that you may have only heard about before and never had to experience. I especially enjoyed the parts when you hear the street language used by the characters and the insight into their tough lives. Edgy, exciting and highly recommendable. Alexandra, Chicklish Gun Dog is probably one of the best books I have ever read. It has a great storyline and plot and I liked how it leads you on bit by bit and how each character leaves you on a cliff hanger wanting to read more. Jamie Clunie, Castlebrae Community High

About the Author

Peter Lancett is a writer, fiction editor and film maker, living and working in New Zealand and Los Angeles. He is Series Editor for Cutting Edge, and the author of Seeing Red, another compelling title in the series. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Dark Man series, winner of the Educational Books Award 2006. Hanging In The Mist, his third contribution to Cutting Edge, is due out in Autumn 2010.

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208 pages


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Publication date

20th December 2008



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