Monday, January 14, 2019
Special Forces Cadets Series Book 1
By Chris Ryan
Published by Hot Key Books, February 7th, 2019
Max is ...different. An orphan, living in a children's home, he watches, listens and learns. He observes the world around him, reading about and learning any skill he thinks will be of use one day.
Those traits, his quick wits and decisive actions save his life and the lives of his companions one day when on a group mountain climb that goes badly wrong.
What he doesn't know is that he has been watched for a long time by a secretive and shadowy group looking for youngsters like him, who have specific characteristics, skill sets and mindsets, able to go into situations of extreme danger where adult soldiers could not go unobserved.
The selection course he is invited to go on is cut short when a group of terrorists storm a London school and hold the pupils hostage, and Max and his fellow recruits are thrown in the deep end during their first assignment.
I loved Chris Ryan's "Agent 21" series and seriously doubted whether he could better it. Judging by this gripping first book in a new YA series, he has definitely bettered it.
Can't wait for the next book!