S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Access Denied

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Pub Date 7 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 7 Apr 2022

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Full of thrilling, high-octane car chases and more, this is the first in an explosive new action-adventure middle grade series. Perfect for readers aged 9+ and fans of Alex Rider, CHERUB and Mission: Impossible.

When his dad disappears, Arun Lal is amazed to discover that he was secretly working on a classified project and has been kidnapped by people intent on stealing it.

Along with his geeky best friend Sam and tough-talking Donna, Arun is plunged into a desperate race to rescue his father and find his powerful creation before the thieves can turn it into the world's deadliest weapon...

Full of thrilling, high-octane car chases and more, this is the first in an explosive new action-adventure middle grade series. Perfect for readers aged 9+ and fans of Alex Rider, CHERUB and Mission:...

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“Expect witty storytelling and a diverse main cast.” - The Bookseller

“Expect witty storytelling and a diverse main cast.” - The Bookseller

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When Arun’s dad is kidnapped, Arun suddenly realises that his dad doesn’t actually have the boring job he’s purported to have. He has, in fact, designed a high tech piece of equipment for the secret intelligence services... and everyone is desperate to get their hands on it.

Instead of going to school, Arun and a couple of friends embark on an adrenaline filled adventure to rescue his dad and secure MANDROID before it falls into the wrong hands.

Fans of Alex Rider will love this book. I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As it was an ARC, the layout was perhaps different from the finished printed text. Without breaks between paragraphs it was tricky to follow when the story switched scenes. With police, intelligence services and the army all involved in the story, I also struggled to follow who was on which team, especially with some double crossing involved, but I just decided to go with flow and enjoy the story. I’m confident children won’t have such difficulties!

My ten year old nephew will love this. I’m definitely buying him a copy when it’s published.

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This is a fast-paced action adventure in which three children find themselves saving the world from rogue government agents while the adult officials bumble about.
Arun Lal's father has disappeared. Unbeknown to him, his father has been working on a top secret project designed to help people in very difficult environments. Together with his tech-savvy friend, Sam, and fearless Donna, it falls to the trio to track down the kidnappers and rescue Professor Lal before the project can be used as a devastating weapon.
The action happens in the space of 24 hours, set out in short time frames, making it hard to put down. If I have one criticism, it is the opening of the book really does throw you into the deep end. It made me feel a bit disorientated, as if I had missed some part of the story. Hence only 4 stars.
That said, I will definitely be buying this for our library and looking out for the sequels which the ending clearly promises.

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STEALTH is a team of agents making their debut in Access Denied. It is an exhilarating ride of non-stop action with a trio of resourceful school kids. All they have to do is outwit the villains who want to control a deadly AI weapon that could destroy the world! Their varied skills, determination and eventual friendship make this a team to follow. It might take me a while to recover but I’m sure there is a sequel to come and I’m looking forward to meeting Arun, Sam and Donna again.

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STEALTH is a fun adventure thriller perfect for fans of the Cherub series. The unlikely trio of school children use their cunning to try and locate Arun's dad. Villains, police chases, the army, secrets and lies all play a part in this fun read, sure to appeal to the younger YA/Tween audience. Jason Rohan has created the first in what I imagine is likely to be a popular well-written series.

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Loved this book, the first in a thrilling new action adventure series. The pace is heart-pounding and the story is packed with peril and intrigue. And hello, a main character called Arun Lal! (Where were these books when I was growing up???)

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