Sharp Shot by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards (2009)
Have you met the Chance twins before? Jade and Rich. They're 15 years old. And they live with their Dad, John Chance, who is a secret agent. Actually, they haven't lived with him for very long, but they've already learned that his past life is likely to resurface at any time.
This time the action takes the Chance twins out to the deserts of Iraq where something was buried, twenty years ago. Buried but not forgotten. Now one of John Chance's former SAS team wants it back, and is prepared to go to any length to get it, including murder and kidnap:
'So here's the proposition: the statue in return for your daughter. Sounds like a good deal to me, John. Why don't I call back in one hour and you can tell me where it is, and I'll put Jade on a plane back home? Or something.'
There's a lot to do then. John Chance needs his daughter back, and he has to work out just what is so special about that statue. After all, it hardly seems valuable enough to go to so much trouble...
Another brilliant adventure. See if you can keep up with the Chance twins as they race to uncover a deadly, devastating plot with international implications.
What can I read next?
It's a series, so you can just keep reading. Not particularly important to read them in order, except the first one does tell how the twins meet their father for the first time:
- Sure Fire
- Death Run
- Sharp Shot
If you aren't already familiar with Anthony Horowitz, I'm sure you'd enjoy the Alex Rider books:
Like a fast-moving adventure? Maybe you should meet Maximum Ride:
- Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
- Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever
- Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
- Maximum Ride: The Final Warning
Also, the Bookchooser has found these books with a similar profile:
- Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz (Score: 100%)
- Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling by D M Cornish (Score: 100%)
- Sure Fire by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards (Score: 100%)
- Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter by D M Cornish (Score: 93%)
- Death and the Arrow by Chris Priestley (Score: 93%)
Sharp Shot features in these lists: