ESCAPE FROM SHADOW ISLAND
The first book in the Max Cassidy series.
Winner of the Salford Children's Book Award 2010
Shortlisted for 4 other children's book awards
One evening, after one of his shows, Max receives a visit from a mysterious man from Santo Domingo - Luis Lopez-Vega - who tells Max that his father is alive and that his motherís trial was rigged.
When Max goes to meet the man a second time he finds him dead, shot through the head, but discovers a piece of paper. Written on it is a sequence of eight numbers - 83521113.
Max realises the numbers could be his only chance to unlock the mystery of his fatherís disappearance. Desperate to find out what really happened to him, and to seek justice for his mother, Max embarks on the most terrifying mission of his life, when he has to use all the tricks and illusions of his escapology act to outwit his enemies and survive.
Escape from Shadow Island is published in the UK by Random House and in the USA by Walden Pond Press. It is available in Kindle edition from Amazon.
To order the book in the UK, please go to Kids at Random House
To order the book in the USA, please go to Walden Pond Press