Revenge: Jason Steed

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"A page–turner in the spirit of Alex Ride and Co."—Kirkus

Only one secret agent can defeat the world's most ruthless criminal organization.

He was surrounded. Jason's body worked automatically, his mind blank. He was fighting to breathe, forcing himself not to give up. But he was trapped. Standing on one leg and kicking out to keep the men back, he fumbled for the door handle to his left. He ran inside and ...

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Overview

"A page–turner in the spirit of Alex Ride and Co."—Kirkus

Only one secret agent can defeat the world's most ruthless criminal organization.

He was surrounded. Jason's body worked automatically, his mind blank. He was fighting to breathe, forcing himself not to give up. But he was trapped. Standing on one leg and kicking out to keep the men back, he fumbled for the door handle to his left. He ran inside and leaped onto the narrow window ledge. He was nearly a hundred feet up, but the Triad thugs were closing fast. Jason jumped—

Martial arts expert and undercover agent Jason Steed is on the run, hunted by a crew of vicious criminals. To survive, he must rely on his training-to be faster, smarter, tougher. Jason will do whatever it takes to defeat the Triads. But when his own government turns against him, does he have more enemies than he can handle?

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—This series fits the nonstop action and espionage mold of Anthony Horowitz's popular "Alex Rider" books. In this sequel to Fledgling (Sourcebooks, 2010), 12-year-old Jason Steed, a multilingual martial-arts expert with a pilot's license, is recruited by Scotland Yard to help gather information on the criminal organization the Triads, and he gets in much deeper than he expected. Through twists and turns, the body count climbs and the tension mounts, leading to the climactic showdown with the Triad leader. Steed seems like a young James Bond. The plot moves at breakneck pace, with all the clichés of the genre-hot pursuits, double-crosses, and "trust no one" moments. Things occasionally get bogged down in very detailed action descriptions. Overall, though, this is serviceable espionage fare. Fans of the genre will enjoy it, but it's unlikely to bring new readers into the action/adventure fold. It will appeal to the "plot first, ask questions later" crowd.—Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI
Kirkus Reviews
Jason Steed, an 11-year-old Brit who appears to be the next James Bond in the making, returns for his second book (The Fledgling, 2010). Jason continues his independent role as a secret asset for Scotland Yard, this time going up against the lethal Triads, who are bilking millions of pounds out of an unsuspecting British public. The Triads want to overthrow the Chinese government and take control of the largest nation in the world, just the first step toward eventual global domination. It's up to Jason to infiltrate the Triads by befriending the criminal son of one of its leaders, which leads him down a path of murder and mayhem he may not be able to pull back from. When his own government betrays him, he's on the run across Europe, dodging assassins from all sides while trying to save the life of a Chinese girl who could be the key to it all. While this sequel is jam-packed with one action sequence after another (to the detriment of clarity), it has lost the balance of its predecessor. Jason is asked to kill at will, taking out the innocent as well as the guilty with apparently no compunction. The novel takes place in 1974, and it is unlikely that today's young readers will understand references to Mao or Chinese population control. Breathless pace can't compensate for murky plotting and uneasy moral underpinnings. (Adventure. 9-11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402264290
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 455,399
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark A. Cooper was born in London and moved with his family to the U.S. in 2003. When his 12-year-old son's grades improved after reading the Harry Potter series, Mark decided to encourage literacy with his own novel. He self-published Fledgling: Jason Steed and the novel has enjoyed huge success and a devoted following on the web.
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Chapter 1

The Yamaha RD 250 motorcycle circled at the end of Tower Hill Terrace. It was just going to be bad luck for the rider that one of the people in the line was eleven-year-old Jason Steed.

Princess Catherine stood in line with Jason; she wore a knitted red hat and glasses with plain lenses so the hundreds of tourists that surrounded them at the Tower of London would not recognize her.

Slowly the long line moved forward. Some of the excited tourists took photographs of the historic buildings. A Yeoman Warder walked passed. Many in the line quickly took a picture of him dressed in a smart purple and red uniform. He carried a large spear-shaped mace with a polished, solid silver point.

"This line's hardly moving. It will take at least another twenty minutes to get in at this rate," Catherine complained, leaning heavily on Jason.

"Well, this is what normal people do, but if you wanna take off your glasses and hat and let everyone see who you are and walk to the front, go ahead," Jason said, grinning.

The motorcyclist slowly made his way up Tower Hill Terrace. In a low gear with high revs, the rider removed his left hand from the handlebars, pulled close to the long line of waiting tourists, and grabbed the straps of two purses. He accelerated and pulled the purses free from the startled owners; the motorcycle's front wheel momentarily left the ground as he gained speed. Screams and shouts caught the attention of others as he roared up the narrow street, almost knocking into some of the tourists, and the line snaked out of his way.

Jason had seen it and was already moving in the direction of the Yeoman Warder, who was backing away to allow a gap for the speeding motorcycle. In a single move, Jason grabbed the mace with one hand, pushed the Yeoman back out of the way with the other, and jumped into the path of the motorcycle. The rider didn't slow or try to alter course; he was sure this foolish boy would move out of his way. At the last second, Jason jumped clear, but as he did, he thrust the spear into the front wheel. A loud crack echoed across the street like gunfire as the silver tip of the mace jammed between the front wheel spokes and the frame.

The front wheel instantly locked up, and the motorcycle catapulted the rider over the handlebars and sent him sprawling across the cobblestone street. The crowd screamed and gasped as the motorcycle whooshed into flames. The dazed rider got to his feet and started to run. Jason took off and tackled him, bringing him down to the ground for a second time.

The rider struck out at Jason and caught the side of his face. He kicked Jason and managed to get to his feet again. Jason paused-the punch on the side of his face had really hurt. The rider shouted obscenities and spat at Jason. That was enough to tip Jason over the edge; he leapt onto one leg and threw a mae geri kick. The powerful kick ripped off the rider's helmet, causing the chin strap to cut deep into his neck before the buckle broke. Jason followed with a roundhouse kick directly to the man's face.

The injured rider collapsed on the cobblestones, oozing blood from his nose and neck wound. Two police officers on nearby traffic duty ran to the scene. The rider was escorted away in handcuffs, swearing at Jason all the while.

Jason picked up the ladies' purses and returned them; his crimson face glowed with embarrassment as the crowd applauded him. The Yeoman took Jason and Catherine to the front of the line and allowed them into the tower without having to pay.

"Wow, Jase, that was amazing," she remarked as she proudly held his hand. "You moved so fast."

"I did it to stop your complaining. See, we don't have to wait in line now."

Catherine loved going out alone with Jason. She could forget about being a princess and all the pressure associated with it. Today, she was just a young, pretty girl out with her boyfriend on a visit to the Tower of London. They later settled down on a bench and shared a bag of chips, looking out over the River Thames.

Any onlooker watching this little, blond-haired boy sitting and laughing on a bench with a young girl would never have guessed that in a few weeks, he would be the most wanted person in Europe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Awwwwwww snap

    I read the first oneand thought that it couldnt get any better but mark a cooper made this so good that i read this instead of playing video games and believe me i love video games this book is beasf time 546

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Fast paced action

    Fledgling Jason Steed is my favorite book, so I was sure I knew I would love book 2. Boy was I right, it’s explosive non stop action with a cupid story behind it, the author presents it well and makes it very real.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    I wonder if this is good...........

    I read the first one which was good this one looks good too.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2013

    It was well worth the wait, just as good as book 1

    It was well worth the wait, just as good as book 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Cloud

    Pads in u ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Hawk

    He watches the river intently and hooks a bass. He kills it and sets it next to him.

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    Posted March 13, 2012

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