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Cobra Strike
     

Cobra Strike

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by Sigmund Brouwer
 

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After discovering tainted water in the creek near his grandmother's cabin in the Kentucky hills, senior Roy Linden slowly uncovers a connection between his high school team's new star quarterback, his own football future, and the source of the pollution. Roy Linden should be thrilled. His high school football team, the Johnstown Striking Cobras, just got a new

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After discovering tainted water in the creek near his grandmother's cabin in the Kentucky hills, senior Roy Linden slowly uncovers a connection between his high school team's new star quarterback, his own football future, and the source of the pollution. Roy Linden should be thrilled. His high school football team, the Johnstown Striking Cobras, just got a new quarterback, and that means a chance at a winning season and a college scholarship for Linden, the team's senior receiver. But then 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 much more.

Editorial Reviews

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.
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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554695942
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
Orca Sports
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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"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?

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.

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Cobra Strike 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago