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Battleground Book Review

By Angela Youngman Jan 10, 2011, 22:07 GMT

Battleground  Book Review

The brand new action-packed sixth Code Red adventure thriller for young readersFourteen-year-old Ben Tracy goes to Pakistan with his environmental-activist mother, who then travels across the border into Afghanistan, leaving Ben behind, where it\'s safe. But Ben and his new friend, Aarya, are kidnapped and find themselves caught up in a terrifying planned Taliban attack that could destroy Southern Afghanistan killing thousands. And when Ben sees their kidnappers are carrying ...more

Teenager Ben Tracey was quite simply in the wrong place at the wrong time - and his world has been turned upside down.  Captured and held hostage in Afghanistan, he is caught up in events beyond his control amid one of the most dangerous battle zones in the world. 

Worse still - one of his kidnappers is carrying a nuclear bomb in a suitcase and is planning a terrorist attack that could lead to the deaths of millions of people.  Can Ben escape and give a warning?  Then the SAS get involved.  This action packed adventure will undoubtedly appeal to teenage boys. 

Given Chris Ryan's own military background in the SAS it is no surprise that the action is authentic and believable.  He writes about a world with which he is familiar and knows how to bring it alive. 

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