Sharp Shot (Rich and Jade Series #3)

Sharp Shot (Rich and Jade Series #3)

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by Jack Higgins, Justin Richards
     
 

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Rich and Jade Chance are once again on the run- this time while their father is away. After a breathless chase through an amusement park, Jade is taken hostage by a man from Chance's past who is plotting a political coup in the Middle East with nuclear weapons. Worse still, the president of the United States is on his way to the region for a summit meeting. It will

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Rich and Jade Chance are once again on the run- this time while their father is away. After a breathless chase through an amusement park, Jade is taken hostage by a man from Chance's past who is plotting a political coup in the Middle East with nuclear weapons. Worse still, the president of the United States is on his way to the region for a summit meeting. It will take all of the Chance family's wits and skills to find the bomb and defuse the threat-and time is running out!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6–9—Returning to action, Jade and Rich Chance are on a nonstop thrill ride centered around Middle Eastern politics. Left home alone while their father, a British secret agent, is off on a mission, the twins are attacked and must flee with someone whom they believe to be one of their dad's old colleagues. Unfortunately, they don't realize their mistake until it is too late, and, though Rich escapes, Jade becomes a hostage. Readers discover that one of John Chance's comrades has gone rogue and is involved in a plot to overthrow the planned democracy in a small country, East Araby, by setting off a small nuclear bomb and assassinating the current king. Mark Darrow has no problem killing innocent people, threatening teenagers, or destroying property to get his hands on a statue concealing the necessary ingredient to create the bomb. The Chance family, along with the SAS and other agents, manage to prevent the worst possible outcome and rescue the country from the evil Crown Prince Ali's schemes. Starting with a gunfight and resultant car chase, followed by a mad escape through a theme park, including a chase over the top of moving roller-coaster trains and a dash through the Haunted House, leading to desperate treks in the Middle Eastern deserts, this book will draw even reluctant readers in with ease. Readers do not need to be familiar with the first two volumes to enjoy this one.—Jessica Miller, New Britain Public Library, CT
Children's Literature - Jamie Hain
Jade and Rich Chance are settling into life in the British countryside when a man from their father's past comes crashing through their door one night, hurtling both twins into a dangerous and deadly adventure linked to one of their father's old top secret missions. With the help of their spy father and some of his military associates, the teens use their ingenuity to unravel the truth and save the day in this teen thriller that takes readers from an English manor, to a vast desert, to a Middle Eastern Palace. This action packed book is the third featuring the Chance twins and their father; while it is a thriller, this book also carries a strong message of family as the Chances focus not just on beating the bad guys, but on staying together and protecting each other as well, even in the face of Jade's kidnapping. The dynamic between the three Chances adds an element of humor to this fast paced story as brother and sister joke with each other and convince their father to let them stay a part of the mission in a manner similar to most teens pleading to go to a movie on a school night. Since the story features both a boy and girl protagonist, it appeals to both genders. This story also features elements such as nuclear weapons and international relations with the Middle East that will both appeal to readers interested in international espionage and start to broaden the mental scope of readers still developing a global mindset. Reviewer: Jamie Hain

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399252396
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Series:
Rich and Jade Series, #2
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
HL730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jack Higgins lives on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
Justin Richards lives in England.

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