Bodyguard: Ransom - a bullet-proof thriller from Chris Bradford, author of Bodyguard: Hostage and Young Samurai
At 14 years old, martial arts expert Connor Reeves isn't your typical bodyguard - that's why he's so good at his job.
For his new assignment Connor's been posted to a luxury yacht. His mission: to protect the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul. It's a watertight operation, until the unthinkable happens.
Far out to sea, merciless pirates hijack the yacht and demand a multi-million-dollar ransom. But there's a flaw in their plan. They didn't count on Connor Reeves being aboard . . .
Chris Bradford is a true believer in 'practising what you preach'. For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in samurai swordmanship, karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu. For the BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard. During his training, he acquired skills in unarmed combat, defensive driving, tactical firearms, threat assessments, surveillance, and even anti-ambush exercises. His best-selling books are published in over 20 languages and have garnered more than 18 children's book award nominations, including shortlisting for the Red House Book Awards 2009 and winning the Northern Ireland Book Awards 2011. He is married with two sons and lives in England. www.chrisbradford.co.uk
Breathtaking action -- Eoin Colfer