Thursday, June 10, 2010
Max Cassidy: Escape From Shadow Island by Paul Adam
Authorities tell Max his father’s dead and his mother killed him. Not believing what he’s been told, Max and his guardian, Consuela have been trying to exonerate Max’s mother. One night, after his magic show act, Max is told by a stranger that his father is still alive, but the man is found murdered in his hotel room before Max can find out where. With only the knowledge of where his father was last seen, Max set out to save his dad. Corrupt cops, a powerful billionaire, and thugs, however, don’t want Max’s dad found and will do anything to keep it that way. Will Max rescue his dad and escape his biggest challenge yet?
An action-packed adventure filled with mystery. The characters are well-done and the plot line is engrossing. Readers who like spy fiction, action, adventure, and mystery books will enjoy reading ESCAPE FROM SHADOW ISLAND. EL (4-6)/MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira, Youth Services Librarian, HUN Public Library.