Drop Zone – Book Review
By Angela Youngman Jan 10, 2011, 16:04 GMT
Perfect reading for teenage boys, with plenty of adventure and excitement to keep their attention. Andy McNabb has kept up his reputation for action packed stories. Ethan Blake sees a man jump from a block of flats - and with seconds to spare, open a parachute.
It captures Ethan's imagination and soon he has a summer holiday job at a Freefall center - and becomes part of an elite skydiving team. But as the days progress, Ethan becomes aware that there is more going on than appearances suggest.
FreeFall is actually a cover for a group undertaking dangerous covert operations. Ethan becomes inextricably involved but neither he, nor his new colleagues are convinced that he can survive it. Will he succeed? This is a novel which constantly raises that simple question.
Ethan is a well-drawn character with all the tensions and uncertainties that underlie teenage life on the cusp of adulthood.
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