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An interesting crime mystery with lots of action.
The fast pace story of George Jenkins and his friends, the start of a new series (The Undergrounders’ series) and the search for a criminal that turns not only their school life upside down but uncovers information about the circumstances of the death of George’s mother. Just how are they all connected?
When George stumbles upon a crime scene at school, his life is changed forever. He is eager for the attention and respect of his distant father and to get it, he leads his friends on a quest to find the person responsible, the infamous criminal The Falcon. The plot weaves a web with clues, suspicions and discoveries building and brewing the suspense as it goes and lands the friends in the middle of a secret underground MI5 location on the hunt for a gang of some of Europe's most notorious criminals.
With tension, mystery, action and shocking twists and turns I can understand why this is recommended to fans of Alex Rider.
I like the plotline of a normal teenager, with relatable problems that has their world turned upside down by something huge. These are the kind of stories I enjoyed reading when I was that age. They allow you to get to know the characters as they develop and investigate together. This style of story also sets you up nicely to enjoy new adventures with the characters and the new friends he makes. The ending is a whopper of a cliffhanger and will have readers eager to find out what happens in the next instalment.
The first book in 'The Undergrounders' series.
Will George Jenkins have what it takes to stop the notorious criminal, The Falcon, from taking flight?
With a dead mother, a distant father and a school full of teenagers intent on making his life hell, George Jenkins has a lot on his plate. When he and his friends stumble upon a crime scene in the grounds of his school, his mundane life gets turned upside down.
Desperate to be taken more seriously and gain the respect of his father, he leads his friends on a deadly crusade to find those responsible. Before they know what they are up against, they find themselves trapped beneath the streets of London, in a secret MI5 labyrinth, unknowingly chasing a gang of Europe’s ‘Most Wanted’.
Little does George know that, not only will he expose the criminals, but he will also uncover some shocking truths about the death of his mother and his own link to the crimes.
A thrilling and exciting adventure for young teens.
Abandoned underground stations, forgotten World War II tunnels, secretive spies, crazed criminals, hidden truths and buried lies. This teen crime thriller has it all.Ideal for any teenage reader looking to immerse themselves in a story of courage, camaraderie, suspense and surprising twists. Not for the faint hearted.
If you like The Cherub Series, Alex Rider or The Enemy, then you'll love the action and intrigue of 'The Undergrounders'. Ideal for teenage boys and girls with an interest in crime, spy, mystery and adventure thrillers.
|Publication date:||23rd December 2018|
|Author:||C T Frankcom|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Crime / Mystery|
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