Bodyguard by Chris Bradford
Hostage (book 1)

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This is one of the best children's action thrillers I've read with a gripping plot and brilliant finale...
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In a dangerous world, everyone needs protection.

Bodyguard: Hostage is the new thriller from Chris Bradford, bestselling author of Young Samurai. Bodyguard is a bulletproof action-adventure series that fans of Cherub and Alex Rider will love. This is Lee Child for younger readers - a teenage Jason Bourne for the next generation.

With the rise of teen stars, the intense media focus onceleb families and a new wave of billionaires, adults are no longer the only target for hostage-taking, blackmail and assassination - kids are too.

That's why they need a young bodyguard like Connor Reeves to protect them.

Recruited into the ranks of a covert young bodyguard squad, 14-year-old Connor Reeves embarks on a rigorous close protection course. Training in surveillance, anti-ambush exercises, hostage survival and unarmed combat, he's put through his paces and wonders if he will actually survive the course.

But when the US President summons Connor to protect his impulsive teenage daughter, Connor's training is put to the ultimate test. For Connor discovers that the First Daughter, Alicia, doesn't want to be guarded. She just wants to have fun. And with no clue Connor is her bodyguard, Alicia tries to elude her Secret Service agents and lead Connor astray. But unknown to her, a terrorist sleeper cell has been activated.

Its mission: to take the president's daughter HOSTAGE...

And don't miss Bodyguard: Ransom coming soon.

 

About Chris Bradford

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Author Bio: Young Samurai: The Way of the Sword, is Bradford’s second novel.  Aside from his black belt, he is trained in judo, karate, kickboxing and samurai swordmanship. Before writing Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior, Chris was a professional musician and songwriter. He lives in England.
 
Published May 2, 2013 by Puffin. 436 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Isaac260 on May 25 2013

This is one of the best children's action thrillers I've read with a gripping plot and brilliant finale...

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