Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island, by Paul Adam
Teenage Max Cassidy is an escape artist, following in his father’s footsteps. But his father was murdered two years ago, and his mother wrongly accused and imprisoned. When a strange man shows up after Max’s latest show, he claims that Max’s father is still alive. Max’s one clue is a piece of paper with only numbers written down. But Max will return to the place that his father was last seen in Santo Domingo, a country with a corrupt regime. Max’s search leads him to a small island with a former prison that is still guarded with armed men. Risking his life to save his family, Max begins a dangerous journey to discover the truth.
Max is talented, smart, and extremely brave. When faced with a hard decision, he does the brave thing and won’t stop until he rescues his loved ones. He’s a brilliant combination of a young James Bond and Harry Houdini. And Max’s adversaries are just as mysterious and deadly as any Bond villain.
The story is fast-paced, with heart-pounding suspense. Excitement and mystery abound. As the climactic ending approaches, Max just begins to unravel the secrecy behind Shadow Island that ends in a fun cliffhanger. I devoured this book in record time, loving every minute of it. Young action and adventure fans shouldn’t miss this new series.