Missing Dad Wanted

by J Ryan

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

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An action-packed adventure where a young man gets dragged into the dangerous world of drug running. 16 year old Joe St Aubin has little regard for authority, he can be selfish and naive, but also loving and determined. His dad, a secret agent, has disappeared, Joe is in a pickle at school and finds escape through his love of driving. Joe heads down a slippery slope when he takes a job as a driver for wealthy business man, there were no checks made about his age or references taken, is this job too good to be true? J. Ryan allows Joe to tell his own story, the short snappy sentences bring Joe to headstrong life. There are a few parts which feel a little unfinished and unexplained, which is rather lifelike and leaves the door wide open, as this is the first in a new series. ‘Missing Dad - Wanted’, sets the scene for Joe to live a rather exciting life.

Liz Robinson

Missing Dad Wanted Synopsis

Missing Dad - Wanted is the first in a new series featuring the gutsy Joe St Aubin, the teenage son of a secret agent who has disappeared while working undercover. Sixteen year old Joe and his girlfriend Becks Bowman must learn the hard way how to deal with the criminal underworld after his father, secret agent Commander Julius Grayling, disappears. Desperately missing his father and failing at school, Joe is in deep trouble for driving underage, and suspected of a hit and run. In a chance encounter with the real culprit, a drug runner, Joe attracts the attention of billionaire drugs baron Alfredo Bertolini, who is hell bent on revenge. Joe is offered a glamorous job as chauffeur to the charismatic Monsieur Le Directeur of L'Etoile Fine Wines, but his world implodes when he realises that he has been set up as a drug runner, in a Bentley loaded with cocaine and men with guns behind him. In the most terrifying drive of his life, Joe has to resort to some unusual tactics to deal with his unwelcome company. But even more danger awaits Joe and Becks when they confront Monsieur Le Directeur. The price of discovering whether he is friend or foe to Joe's father turns into a nightmare of darkness, fire and water that drives the teenagers to the edge of despair. This series draws its appeal from Joe's desperate search and love for his father and features compelling characters, fast cars and heart-stopping action.

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ISBN: 9781784624743
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Publisher: Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784624743
Publication date: 3rd December 2015
Author: J Ryan
Publisher: Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction,
Categories: Thrillers (Children's / Teenage),

About J Ryan

J Ryan enjoyed driving fast cars round test tracks in her previous working life as an advertising copywriter for the motor industry, but the heroes in Missing Dad are based on the extraordinary young people she has had the privilege of working with at a local school.

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