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The first young adult book from top crime author Linwood Barclay.

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Chase by Linwood Barclay

Get ready to run ...an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, in his first novel for 9-12 year olds. Chipper is a very special dog. As part of a top-secret, multi-million dollar experiment to create the ultimate canine spy technology, Chipper's whole life has been spent within the walls of a secret organization known only as The Institute.

Chipper is supposed to be more machine than mutt, but something's wrong and The Institute knows it. He's about to be terminated. Across the state, twelve-year-old orphan Jeff Conway is working all hours at his aunt Flo's lakeside cabin business.

He misses his parents, his old life, and the dog he had to leave behind. When Chipper escapes and Jeff finds himself part of the chase, The Institute's most ruthless agent is hot on their tail, and he wants Chipper dead ...at any cost. Danger, secrets and thrilling suspense collide in Linwood Barclay's action-packed first novel for children.


Meet the author - Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay is the international bestselling author of many critically acclaimed adult crime thrillers, including No Safe House, A Tap On The Window, Trust Your Eyes and the Richard & Judy 2008 Summer Read winner and number one bestseller, No Time For Goodbye.

After spending his formative years helping to run a cabin resort after his father died when he was 16, Linwood got his first newspaper job at the Peterborough Examiner, a small daily newspaper. In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest circulation newspaper. He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper’s humour columnist in 1993. He was one of the paper’s most popular columnists before retiring from the position in 2008 to work exclusively on books.

Chase is Linwood’s first book for children, partially inspired by his childhood with his dog Chipper. The next book in the series, Escape, comes out in 2018.

Linwood lives near Toronto with his wife Neetha, a lifelong teacher.

 

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