Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island

Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island

by Paul Adam


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Max Cassidy can escape from anything.

Only fourteen years old, Max is the world's foremost escape artist. Chained, handcuffed, locked in an airtight water tank, there's nothing he can't get himself out of. He learned the art from his father—a man who just two years ago was murdered and Max's mother went to jail for the crime.

Now a mysterious man has shown up backstage after one of Max's shows, telling Max that not only is his mother innocent, but his father is still alive. He can provide only one clue: a slip of paper with eight digits written on it. It is this clue that will lead Max from his home in London to the exotic and deadly Central American country of Santo Domingo and the impenetrable fortress on the sinister Isla de Sombra.

Max Cassidy can escape from anything—but given the chance to finally know the truth about what has torn his family apart, escape from Shadow Island is the last thing on his mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061863257
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Paul Adam is a writer of adult thrillers. This is his first book for children. He lives in Sheffield, England, with his wife and two sons.

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Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I believe any boy, and many girls, will love this book. Max Cassidy's mother is in jail accused of murdering her husband. Why? Her husband disappeared and she has been accused. Max doesn't believe his mother is guilty and sets out to prove her innocence. His belief is confirmed when a man approaches him and tells him is father is still alive and then the man turns up dead. Someone doesn't want anyone trying to find his father. Powerful people are going to a lot of trouble to keep Max and anyone else from finding his father. The great thing about this book is that it ended as a cliff hanger, setting things up for the next book in the series. This was a very satisfying mystery.
ShellyPYA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Max, age 14, is a leading teenage magician skilled in the srt of escape. He learned his craft from his father, who mysteriously disappeared from a small Central American country 2 years ago. Max's mother was tried and convicted of his murder, even though a body has never been found. When Max receives a message that his father is alive, he travels to Santo Domingo to learn the truth. But the truth is hard to find in a country run by corrupt officials. Not everything gets solved at the end - look for sequels.
notjusttheordinary More than 1 year ago
great entertaining book. i couldn't put it down until i i am waiting for the next installment!
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This is a great book!!!
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Kerr More than 1 year ago
This was a awesome book it's about a kid who has to prove his mom didn't kill his father. He then goes to Santa domigo and he has to find out what the hell is happening anD why the police took away his guardian, consuela
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Authorities tell Max his father's dead and his mother killed him. Not believing what he's been told, Max and his guardian, Consuela, have been trying to exonerate Max's mother. One night, after his magic show act, Max is told by a stranger that his father is still alive, but the man is found murdered in his hotel room before Max can find out where he is. With only the knowledge of where his father was last seen, Max sets out to save his dad. Corrupt cops, a powerful billionaire, and thugs, however, don't want Max's dad found - and will do anything to keep it that way. Will Max rescue his dad and overcome his biggest challenge yet? An action-packed adventure filled with mystery. The characters are well-done and the plot line is engrossing. Readers who like spy fiction, action, adventure, and mystery stories will enjoy reading ESCAPE FROM SHADOW ISLAND.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago