Part of the Boy Soldier series
Danny and Elena are now working for the Firm, desperately attempting to track down the vengeance-seeking Black Star before more 'Angels of Death' suicide bombers are despatched.
Elena is the key to discovering the bomb-master's whereabouts as she has already made Deep Web contact.
The plan is simple - locate Black Star and kill him - at whatever cost.
While Fergus is forced to remain in England, confined to a wheelchair as he recovers from his injuries, the hunt takes Danny and Elena to New York on a covert mission led by Marcie Deveraux. Despite Black Star's trickery and deception, the net gradually closes.
Fergus travels to the US to help, but Elena is drawn into terrible danger, and only Danny can save her.
Using the skills his grandfather has taught him and his own initiative, he must stop the avenging bomb-master from wreaking further destruction . . .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 01/05/2007
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780552552233
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Review by adpaton
As yet unaware of her father's death, Elena goes undercover, pretending to come under the sway of a master manipulator who trawls the web for disillusioned teens whom he can use as Angels of Death, suicide bombers whom he sends out to avenge the death of his son in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre. With her every movement scrutinised Elena is completely alone when she goes to New York: the bomber forces her to isolate herself if she wants to stay undercover and Danny worries that she might actually go through with the plan when she starts making explosive and fails to respond to a dead letter drop. Rather a bleak little story: theBritish security forces have every intention of killing Elena, Danny and his grandfather if they succeed in their mission - if they don't, the bomb master will probably do it for them - and the government agents with whom they interact are dishonourable and untrustworthy.And - be warned, this is a spoiler - surely it was unnecessary to kill Elena? Are she and her father really dead in fact? It would seem so. The book was interesting, but hardly rivetting, made a lot of reference to those in the series that preceded it, and ended badly. Not recommended.