Brand new Wilbur Smith series for readers of 10+ – starring fourteen-year-old Jack Courtney.
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Jack Courtney has lived in the UK his whole life. But this summer his parents are travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a gorilla conference, and they’ve promised to take Jack and his friends with them.
When his parents go missing in the rainforest, abducted by mercenaries, nobody seems to have any answers. Jack is pretty sure that it’s got something to do with the nearby tantalum mines, but he needs to prove it. Along with Amelia and Xander, Jack must brave the jungle to save his parents. Standing in his way is a member of his own family – Caleb Courtney.
There are western gorillas, forest elephants and hippos. But there are also bandits, mercenaries and poachers. The three friends will need their wits about them if they are not only to save Jack’s parents, but their own lives too.
You won't be able to put it down. * Angels & Urchins * Fast-paced, powerful storytelling that brings the characters, settings and real-life issues together seamlessly. * Miss Cleveland's Reading * Cloudburst is filled with so many twists and turns it will keep the reader guessing at each stage. Fans of Enid Blyton and Willard Price will enjoy Cloudburst, which takes these classics, injecting them with a modern influence, reinvigorating the genre. * Reading Zone * Smith and Wakling are on top form as they bring young readers an exciting and powerful story brimming with fast-paced action, unexpected twists and turns, an extraordinary backdrop and a cast of inspirational characters. -- Pam Norfolk The Democratic Republic of Congo provides a colourful and vibrant backdrop for this exciting new children's series. * Culture Fly *
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