The Devil's Breath: Danger Zone
He doesn't need Alex Rider's girly gadgets. He's much more fanciable than Andy McNab's Boy Soldier. His adventures will take you to places even Wilbur Smith hadn't thought of.
Soon after escaping an assassin that bursts from the shadows to try and kill him in the dark windswept grounds of his school in Dartmoor, Max Gordon discovers that his explorer father has also gone
The story's been done before - special boy now orphaned, magic prophecy, special powers, yada yada..... well, that's not what it was billed to be which is my biggest complaint with the book. The book is billed as a thriller about a teenager boy who has an assassin after him who just recently might or might not have taken out his only family member, his dad..... but no, we get a sup ...more
Max rarely sees his father, but he knows he is a dangerous man who often finds trouble investigating crimes in other countries. After Max is out for a run and attacked, he discovers that his father has ...more
Seriously, if you want a teenage version of James Bond or Alex Rider, then this book is a must-read for you. But if you're a drama/romance fan like me, then you will struggle to complete this book. It was event after event after event with no time to let the reader digest the information. The character's didn't develop at all, and when they did change motive it seemed to be a split second change. The plot spun around a lot and was never really est ...more
Mit einem actiongeladenen Einstieg in die Geschichte um Max Gordon gelingt dem Autor David Gilman der Beginn einer Trilogie mit vielen faszinierenden und wissenswerten Lektionen über Afrika, seine menschlichen und tierischen Bewohner sowie über die afrikanische Natur und Kultur selbst.
Der fünfzehnjährige Max Gordon lebt in einem englischen Eliteinternat, während sein Vater Tom Gordon unentwegt auf Forschungsreisen ist. Max selbst weiß nicht g ...more
Max Gordon is on the run.
He was almost killed by an assassin, his dad has been kidnapped, and he only has one clue as to where he is. Still, he is determined to find him no matter what kind of danger faces him.
With the one clue he is given, he figures out that his father is in the deserts of Namibia exploring a company that is about to hurt thousands of people. Those people know that Max's dad has found evidence against them and think that Max has knowledg ...more
Booktalk Notes: A great adventure/survival story with a little bit of fantasy worked into the plot. Max Gordon suddenly finds his life in danger and at almost the same time ...more
Max is nearly killed many times in the book; he actually dies only once. There's an element of magic realism once h ...more
Max Gordon is a student at a prestigious and demanding quasi-military school when he suddenly becomes the target of an assassin! Why? His father is an international environmental adventurer and advocate who has angered some very powerful people. He's been kidnapped, and it's up to Max to find him. He travels to Namibia, where he must fo ...more
By : David Gilman
with the mixture of intensity and constant danger from threat of assassination. Descriptive author David Gilman goes into a conspiracy of Max Gordon who searches for his missing father. His father was a Eco friendly promoter who went to Africa to find out why people were dying. His son searches relentless after him, meeting new friends and ruthless enemies. On his journey he will he will have to survive the harsh wilderness with the help of a bus ...more
Max knows he has to get to his father, who has more than likely been captured and tortured, to save his life. Traveling fro ...more
We join our protagonist, Max Gordon, out on a midnight jog. He can hear the crackle of gunfire from the nearby live military zone. The English countryside offers a chance for him to practice for the Junior X-treme Competition. But, what Max doesn’t know is that up ahead a contract killer is waiting for him. Max, being well conditioned, evades him and enters the military zone. The hit man catches up to him and tackles him into a trench. Jus ...more
That being said, I really didn't care for this book. I thought the white-boy-coming-to-save-African-bushmen-who-have-foretold-his-coming-through-ancient-cave-drawing plot was a bit hard t ...more
Early in this book Max was on his way home and he was running through the war zone and he was attacked by by an assassin that was trying to kill him. But the assassin was killed by a stray bullet ...more