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Outlaw : a novel by Stephen Davies
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Outlaw : a novel (edition 2011)

by Stephen Davies

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Title:Outlaw : a novel
Authors:Stephen Davies
Info:New York : Clarion Books, 2011.
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Tags:kidnapping, survival, terrorism, brothers and sisters, Sahara

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This was a fantastic modern adventure story. Set in the cities and desert villages of Burkina Faso, it follows two British teenagers as they learn what life is really like in modern Africa. ( )
  EmilyRokicki | Feb 26, 2016 |
I didn't expect to like this novel much, but I did. Jake is an interesting character but Yakuuba is definitely more interesting. I do wish the author would have interspersed more information about Burkina Faso throughout the novel. While the novel's plot is well-paced, some elements tied together a bit too nicely and felt unbelievable. ( )
  amandacb | Mar 18, 2013 |
Jake and his sister are kidnapped from a fancy banquet in Burkina Faso, where their father is ambassador, and end up at a hidden camp in the middle of the desert. All is not as it seems however; is the MI5 rescuer the good guy? Is the dangerous captor who Jake has been told he is? The suspense builds right until the end, and the setting make for a most intriguing plot. ( )
  sleahey | Dec 12, 2012 |
Jake Knight longs for adventure, but he’s stuck at a stuffy English boarding school. When he is suspended for being caught off campus while playing a geocaching game, Jake joins his parents and sister at the British Embassy in Burkina Faso, where his father is the ambassador. Things are definitely looking up … or so he thinks.

At a fancy diplomatic party, Jake and his sister Kas are kidnapped by terrorists. The culprit is the infamous Yakuuba Sor, the most wanted outlaw in the Sahara. As Jake and Kas try to escape, they find that things are not entirely what they seem. Is is possible that Yakuuba Sor is the good guy? Who is really behind their kidnapping? Can Jake and Kas return to their parents safe and sound?

Jake wanted adventure and he certainly gets it in this thriller! ( )
  FionaCat | Jun 1, 2012 |
Jake Knight longs for adventure, but he’s stuck at a stuffy English boarding school. When he is suspended for being caught off campus while playing a geocaching game, Jake joins his parents and sister at the British Embassy in Burkina Faso, where his father is the ambassador. Things are definitely looking up … or so he thinks.

At a fancy diplomatic party, Jake and his sister Kas are kidnapped by terrorists. The culprit is the infamous Yakuuba Sor, the most wanted outlaw in the Sahara. As Jake and Kas try to escape, they find that things are not entirely what they seem. Is is possible that Yakuuba Sor is the good guy? Who is really behind their kidnapping? Can Jake and Kas return to their parents safe and sound?

Jake wanted adventure and he certainly gets it in this thriller!
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  MHSLibrary | Jun 1, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547390173, Hardcover)

A high-tension, high-tech thriller with an African setting.

Jake and his sister, Kas, whose father is the British ambassador to Burkina Faso, are abducted, bundled into a van, and driven into the unknown. In smartphone contact with his father, Jake learns that the kidnapper with the spider web tattoo is the remorseless outlaw Yakuuba Sor, who is connected to an international terrorist organization. But is he the real Yakuuba Sor? And is Sor really a dangerous criminal? In this fast-paced tale laced with trickery and murder, Jake and Kas discover that with the corrupt local government and British Intelligence arrayed against them, survival in the African desert may be the least of their problems. Includes an afterword.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:15 -0400)

The children of Britain's ambassador to Burkina Faso, fifteen-year-old Jake, who loves technology and adventure, and thirteen-year-old Kas, a budding social activist, are abducted and spend time in the Sahara desert with Yakuuba Sor, who some call a terrorist but others consider a modern-day Robin Hood.… (more)

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