Last, Safe Moment (AWOL #2)
Young Bond meets Alex Rider and Cherub in this brilliantly written, fast-paced spy action thriller. All credibly delivered from somebody who knows all about counter-intelligence... Several deaths have occurred amongst members of staff in the Goldfinch Institute, a research facility in Albuquerque, USA, which manufactures highly classified weapon systems for the British Army, the Secret Intelligence Service and SIS-TERR. Bex's job is to go to Albuquerque and covertly investigate to see if there is any threat to British interests, but there's a problem - the Head of Security of the Goldfinch Institute is someone she was at university with. Bex is forced to call on Kieron's help again, as he goes out undercover in her place with a faked identity as a teenage computer genius. As Bex investigates the deaths of the Goldfinch employees, there seems to be something more sinister lurking behind them. Something that not only threatens Kieron, who's been kidnapped by the Goldfinch Institute and taken to its HQ in Tel Aviv, but the whole of Eastern Europe... High-octane action and fast-paced adventure - guaranteed.
Andrew Lane is a popular and much-loved writer for teens and young adults. He is the author of the Young Sherlock Holmes series, which has been published in forty-four countries. He has also worked extensively in the extended universe of BBC TV's Doctor Who, and has written three adult crime novels under a pseudonym. Before becoming a writer, Andrew spent twenty-seven years working for the Ministry of Defence on the fringes of the Intelligence and Counter-terrorism communities. He has been inside several classified intelligence headquarters in the UK and US (and not as a tourist).