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Blood Sun (Danger Zone #3)

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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  89 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Deep in the London underground, a train shudders across an unseen body. Days later, on the bleakness of Dartmoor, Max Gordon learns of a fellow student's death in the capital. Danny Maguire was carrying an envelope with Max's name on it—containing the secret of Max's mother's death. The clues take Max into the endangered rainforest of Central America where, hunted down by ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published May 7th 2009)
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Ms. Yingling
Gilman, David. Blood Sun.
When Max finds out that Danny Maguire from his school is found run dead in an underground station, and two "secret service" men show up at his school, he knows that something is wrong. With the help of his friend Sayid, he steals a passport, makes appointments with scholars of Mayan civilization to uncover the mystery of an artifact that Danny mailed to him, and makes his way to Central America. The British secret service is trying to find him, but so is the trained ass
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Kim
From January 2012 SLJ:
Gr 6-10-Fans of The Devil's Breath (2008) and Ice Claw (2010, both Delacorte) will welcome the third installment in this British import. Max Gordon, 15, sends out a cryptic request for information about his mother's recent death in Central America. A former student from Max's boarding school responds but is killed before the two can meet. While Danny's death is initially ruled a suicide, the appearance of an ominous-looking agent raises Max's suspicions. Unsure why the deat
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Giselle at BO-OK NERD Canada
Once you start reading this book, you won't want to put it down. Why? Because from the very beginning it draws you in. The intro alone had me on the very edge of my seat.

Max Gordon's character is unbelievably smart and resourceful and I love the fact that he gets out of tough situations on his own. And why wouldn't he? His parents got caught in the middle of some mysterious but also dangerous trouble.

So when a former classmate of Max's turns up dead with a letter about his mother, it drives hi
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Kristin Lundgren
Another in the Tom Gordon, boy wonder series. This is the third in the series. Tom is the son of two prominent eco-scientists, who risked life and limb to track down eco-criminals. His mother died in the jungles of Central America, and that's the main setting for this book. His father is still in a convalescent home, being treated for memory loss following horrendous torture at the hands of eco-terrorists. So Tom, in a boarding school in Dartmoor, is pretty much on his own. 15-16 years old, he h ...more
Amy Lignor
Max Gordon is back! For those of you who have not been following this particular series, you should begin immediately; it’s The Maze Runner on a whole different level. Max Gordon is a bit like James Bond meets Indiana Jones meets Hercules, and is the boy who everyone routes for and who every bad guy seems to be after.

This newest tale begins in the London underground where a young boy named Danny is beyond frightened. Trying to escape the men who are hunting him and the ‘thing’ that’s been implan
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Barbara
Max Gordon is back in the third and latest thriller in the Danger Zone series trying to get to the bottom of his mother’s death in a Central American jungle. After a former student and friend of Max from Dartmoor High, who was investigating the death, turns up dead of a supposed suicide, Max realizes he will have to look into it himself. From the opening page, Max’s hijinks and the danger that follows him will keep readers riveted to the final page. While his adventures are implausible, there is ...more
Wisteriouswoman
Good book for a reluctant reader. Exciting, fast pace, imaginative super hero book. It has a bit of everything--spy thriller, sci-fi, history, international intrigue, and a boy on a quest to find the truth about the past and heal the wounds left by losing his parents.

I could easily recommend it for a 6th grade boy. It really helps to have read Devil's Breath and Ice Claw first. The author refers back to events in those books so I feel it is a series you should read in order.

Anyone who remembers
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Damien
Did not know this was the third book but it has started off with a great start. Max Gordon has just gotten the letter from David and is trying to figure out what a piece of string is ment to mean about his mothers death.
Claire
Max is back! The book starts out in high in a life/death chase to get a message to Max at Dartmoor. The message is intercepted and the race a failure. Max is in the moors in a grueling race of his own a covert, freezing game of hide and seek with military trackers.
When Max realizes he has missed a message he is certain that it is about the mystery surrounding his mother's death and the devastating news of his father's betrayal in her hour of need.
Following clues left by his desperate friend Max
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Wally
Max Gordon, a British teen seeking to learn how his mother died and why his father apparently did not help her, escapes both MI5 operatives trying to protect him and the international assassin who is trying to kill him. Moving from one narrow escape to another, Max’s involvement with a mysterious Mayan artifact, the murder of another student, drug smugglers, and wild beasts of the Central American jungles deepen with each thrilling chapter.
This is the third book in the Max Gordon series, and is
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Anne
When a student from Max's boarding school dies on the rails of the London Underground, he was carrying a package with Max's name on it. Apparently the envelope contained a clue about the mysterious death of Max's mother. The non-stop action begins as Max eludes the men who do not want him to learn the truth and continues as he flees to Central America where he faces innumerable dangers.

Third book in the Danger Zone series. I hadn't read the first two but didn't feel as if I were missing any majo
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Austin
Jan 23, 2012 Austin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: adventure, action
I give this book 4 and a half. I had to wait forever to finally get to read this book and I wasn't disappointed. Max Gordon is an amazing character and I love the way he gets out of bad situations because how he does it is realistic. I hope there are many more Max Gordon books to come.
Sujag Bhamidipati
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Angie
Hmm. Would have been a four star or higher until the end. Felt pretty abrupt for all the action and build up.


Still. As a whole enjoyed it.
Bradly W
The book was action packed and awesome and I wish there was a movie based on the Danger Zone series.
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David Gilman was raised in Liverpool and educated in Wales. By the time he was 16 he was driving a battered 1946 Ford, ferrying construction workers in the African bush. A variety of jobs followed in different countries: fire and rescue, forestry work, JCB driver, window dresser and professional photographer in an advertising agency. He served in the Parachute Regiment’s Reconnaissance Platoon and ...more
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