The Challenge (Steel Trapp Series #1)

The Challenge (Steel Trapp Series #1)

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Overview

The Challenge (Steel Trapp Series #1) by Ridley Pearson, Cliff Nielson

In this riveting thriller, 14-year-old Steven "Steel" Trapp sets off with his mom and their dog, Cairo, on a 2-day Amtrak journey to compete in the National Science Competition in Washington, DC. Steel is both blessed and cursed with a remarkable photographic memory—just one look and whatever he sees is imprinted for keeps. Trying to be a good Samaritan on the train, he instead becomes embroiled in an ingenious, international plot of kidnapping and bribery that may have links to terrorists. Federal agents (first seen in Pearson's adult thriller, Cut and Run) track Steel and his new-found science geek accomplice, Kaileigh Augustine, as they attempt to put together the pieces of a complex puzzle. Using Steel's science contest invention—and with the help of Cairo—Steel and Kaileigh lead readers on an action-packed chase adventure as they attempt to prevent the unimaginable, before it's too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423108030
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 06/16/2009
Series: Steel Trapp Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ridley Pearson is the best-selling co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers and Peter and the Shadow Thieves. He is also the author of eighteen novels, including The Kingdom Keepers, Cut and Run, The Middle of Nowhere, The Pied Piper, Beyond Recognition, No Witnesses, The First Victim, Undercurrents, and Parallel Lies. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. In addition, he secretly wrote The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, which was a companion book to the ABC-TV production of Stephen King's Rose Red.

Hometown:

St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

March 13, 1953

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, New York

Education:

Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

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Challenge (Steel Trapp Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled across this book by chance. I always have loved books with spies and/or terrorists. This book is excellent. The second book is even better, it focuses more on Kaileigh as well as Steel. All in all it is very good! Now go read it! For people who like this I also recommend Alex Rider and I,Q.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im serious! This book will hook u indtantly! U read it in less than a day! Couldn't put it down! Its not like i had anything more interesting to do. I was upset that I'd have nothing to read tomarrow. Then i realized...theres a second one! Read this!
Lizzy Smith More than 1 year ago
i loved this book and i did not know that their was a 2 one. its very intresting how Riddley Pearson thought of this. READ THIS?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "Steel Trap The Challenge" is one of the most fantastic books for those who like adventures and action.This is also a long challenging book for teenagers and adults.This book was also very challenging for me but I still really liked it.
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Not bad just not my favorite. Cool concept just seemed to drag to me.
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some_middleschool_kid More than 1 year ago
Steel Trapp: The Challenge by Ridley Pearson is a phenomenal book about a boy with a photographic memory. Steven "Steel" Trapp is competing In the national science competition in Washington D.C. when a woman forgets a brief case on board the train he is going on and he insists it is hers and then he tries to figure out and stop terrorists getting money. When I reading this book, it was really boring for a couple chapters but when it got interesting it got good. I remember one part in the book when Steel breaks into the brief case the woman left behind and saw a woman tied up and looked like she was crying. This book defiantly kept me up at the edge of my seat the whole time. This is a great action adventure book and any action lovers would love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
10 outta 10 is all that can be said about this book! best written book!
dodgeluver1 More than 1 year ago
My question is: if u hav photografic memory do u member when u were born????