Cobra Strike

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Roy discovers a deadly secret, and it may cost his best friend and his football career.

Roy Linden should be thrilled. His high school football team just got a new quarterback. That means a chance at a winning season and a college scholarship for Linden, the team's senior receiver. But when he stumbles onto a deadly secret in the small coal-mining town, revealing this toxic threat may cost him his best friend and his football career. But ...

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Overview

Roy discovers a deadly secret, and it may cost his best friend and his football career.

Roy Linden should be thrilled. His high school football team just got a new quarterback. That means a chance at a winning season and a college scholarship for Linden, the team's senior receiver. But when he stumbles onto a deadly secret in the small coal-mining town, revealing this toxic threat may cost him his best friend and his football career. But remaining silent could cost him even more.

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Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
"An interesting and exciting action novel which will keep readers happy to continue right to the end. Highly Recommended."
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"Will appeal to those who enjoy sports stories...explores decision-making and standing up for one's beliefs."
Puget Sound Council
"Combining a sports focused fiction book with the ethical questions facing the characters will provide readers with great discussion or writing response fodder. Written at a 4.0 RL, Brouwer's book will appeal especially to sports loving boys and older struggling or reluctant readers."
Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Ray Linden's senior year should be the best ever. With a new quarterback joining Johnstown's Striking Cobras, the team should have more than a fighting chance at a winning season. That means a possible college scholarship for Ray, the team's star receiver. But Ray has much more on his mind than football. Water from the creek near his grandmother's home is killing the wildlife; it is obvious to Ray that something is poisoning the water. However, the county's health inspector denies that there's any problem with the water; in fact, he says it's so pure that he would drink it himself. Even the reporter at the Johnstown Journal tells him there "ain't no story." Ray is certain there is a story and that it involves a toxic secret hidden deep underground. He wonders if it is a secret connected to the Johns Corporation, the mining company that "owns" the town? Now, Ray has to make a life-changing decision—one that might cost him a college scholarship or even his soul. From the Orca Sports series, this is fast-paced high-interest read that will keep reluctant readers turning the pages. Do not let the cover of this book fool you; the story inside is about much more than football.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551437255
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Orca Sports Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 965,443
  • Age range: 10 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

With close to three million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer writes for both children and adults. In the last ten years, he has given writing workshops to students in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner city Los Angeles. One of his latest novels, The Last Disciple, earned Sigmund an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund and his family live half the year in Nashville, Tennessee, and half the year in Red Deer, Alberta.

The Talk:

Reach For Your Dreams

It doesn't matter where you come from, it's where you decide to go in life that is important. Sigmund Brouwer encourages students to reach for their dreams, giving them fun and practical advice for the reading and writing skills that are the foundation of future success.

The Presentation:

Sigmund's presentations are an hour of high-level energy. He especially reaches out to reluctant readers and gears the talk to engage their attention. Audience size varies; often his presentations take place in the gym for the entire school, including kindergarten. (After the first half hour, the K-2 grades are dismissed, and the remainder of the presentation is focused on the older students.) There are no restrictions on audience size except for the space limitations of the gym. Smaller schools are welcome to invite another school to share in the cost of the presentation.

Booking:

For presentations that involve travel, Sigmund appreciates it if two or three schools in the area make bookings on the same day. For more information on booking, fees and expenses, please email Sigmund: rockandrollliteracy@me.com

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Read an Excerpt

"And don't do anything stupid like try to run," he said. "I'd hate to have to get rough."

I looked hard. He was still in the shadow of the truck. His hands were out of sight. Did he have a gun?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    This book was very well written, not much of a mystery, more lik

    This book was very well written, not much of a mystery, more like a story of a kids life who stutters and plays football on his High School team.
    He saves many animals by discovering something in the river behind his Grandma's house. Good content.
    I Recomend to read if into a nice short story.

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