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Untouchable by Chris Ryan Reviewed by Akash Kiran Year 8
The book Untouchable by the successful author Chris Ryan is a unique book due to its relentless conflicts and nail-biting pace which creates a suspense that could stop your heart.
Chris Ryan has done a wonderful job in introducing the characters of a congregation of specially trained teenagers known as the Alpha Force. The primary target is the gang of drug smugglers, nicknamed The Gamekeepers, who use the dead carcasses of deer and other game to hide their illicit substances. The first crisis occurs when a grumpy girl who is a burden to Alpha Force runs away from them and goes to a rave where there are drug consumers and when the team comes to the girl's aid. One of their members gets intoxicated by the drugs. This provides a strong and unwavering motive for the Alpha Force to hunt down this drug gang and they will go to any measures to get this land rid of these horrible beings.
The climax is absolutely spectacular when members almost die of inhaling harmful gases and getting trapped inside a place with highly inflammable liquids. His saviour is the most unexpected person however the gamekeepers are still at large and to take them down the Alpha Force puts itself in a perilous position but succeed in their daring mission.
Considering the climax, conflicts and the main keys and the plot of the book, I would say that this page-turning book will keep you at the edge of your seat. Despite an improbable story, Untouchable makes a good read.
  VeronicaCrothers | Dec 6, 2012 |
Teen boys book
I have something against books which glorify war easpecialy to young men but this book did not do this. I was plesently surprised by the chohesive storyline and the well rounded characters in the book.
Apparently this is the 10 book in the "alpha force" series of books I have not read anyothers but I would imagine that they have got older with each book so that by this point they are well into thier late teens.
The basic story line is that they are spengin their holidays provifding an "outwardbound" course for younger teens. The actual story itself begins at the end of the course with most of the participants leaving, giving them a reason to have all this equipment lying arround to be used. they then stumble onto a drugs ring and fins out enough to get the police in to have them all arrested.
The action sequences are very matter of fact, this is what they were doing and this is how it was done. It was well done in that this gave a belevability to the sequence that it might have otherwise lacked.
I also appreciated the fact that some of the alpha force were female, strong females, there were strenghts and weeknesses to each of the characters but thier gender did not seem to matter so much.
In summary i would reccomend this book for young adventurous people (no matter the gender)
On the subject of being part of a series there was enough information in the book to have this as a stand alone read without thinking "I wonder why" at reqular intervilles as you have missed the build up to something in a previous book, yet i dont think that those who have read the series would find much of the inforamtion repeated. ( )
  jessicariddoch | May 21, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0099482339, Paperback)

Alpha Force are in Scotland helping out on an adventure programme for problem youngsters when they stumble across an illegal drugs laboratory. With its dramatic storyline plus high-speed chases, rafting, abseiling and hiking, it’s gripping reading for pre-teens.

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YA. Adventure fiction. The final title in the gripping ALPHA FORCE series. Set in Scotland, Alpha Force are helping out on a survival outdoors adventure holiday programme for problem youngsters when they stumble across evidence of an illegal drugs laboratory, hidden high on the moors on the laird's land. High-speed chases with quad bikes and 4x4 vehicles across country along with survival skills like rafting, abseiling and hiking bring this l0th action-packed adventure to the UK with a dramatic storyline focusing on one of today's major problems - designer drugs and their manufacture. 11 yrs+… (more)

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