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On the outskirts of a small American town, a bus-load of young children is being held hostage. The hijackers are a cold and ruthless group, opposed to the secret government agency Inner Delta. At the centre of the battle are three teenagers. Miro is the terrorist with no past and no emotions. Kate is the bus driver, caught up in the nightmare, and Ben is the General's son who must act as a go-between. This is a tense drama, with death being the only escape.
A favourite book of Michael Rosen: "Cormier is never afraid of handling how the personal meets the political all within the framework of a thriller."
|Publication date:||31st August 2006|
|Publisher:||Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery|
Robert Cormier (pronounced kor-MEER) lived all his life in Leominster, Massachusetts, a small town in the north-central part of the state, where he grew up as part of a close, warm community of French Canadian immigrants and lived with his wife, Connie, also from Leominster, and where they raised their three daughters and one sonâ€”all adults now. They never saw a reason to leave. â€œThere are lots of untold stories right here on Main Street,â€ Cormier once said. A newspaper reporter and columnist for 30 years (working for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and the Fitchburg Sentinel), Cormier was often ...More About Robert Cormier