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Hurricane Gold

by Charlie Higson

Series: Young Bond (4), James Bond (Young 4)

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Future spy James Bond, a teenager in the 1930s, travels from hurricane-damaged Mexico to Lagrimas Negras, a Caribbean island containing a deadly obstacle course, as he tries to rescue two American children abducted by criminals.
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This is by far my favorite Young Bond book. It is longer and has the best story, james goes to mexico and has to dal with the ultimate master criminal on an island. I loved it. ( )
  Jakegoldberg | Dec 11, 2017 |
James Bond is on a much-needed vacation in Mexico at the home of ex-flying ace Jack Stone. But his holiday is cut short when a hurricane hits. As the storm ravages the community, a gang of thieves lies in ambush - they want Stone's safe, and will kill for its contents. Stone's children, Precious and JJ, are kidnapped, and James must embark on a perilous chase through the jungle to rescue them and retrieve the stolen items. The clues ultimately lead him to the island of Lagrimas Negras, a haven for deadly criminals, controlled by the ruthless El Huracn. James will have to use all of his instincts and cunning if he's going to outwit El Huracn and escape with his life. But the only way off the island is through a treacherous maze, La Avenida de la Muerte - the Avenue of Death. On this terrifying trail of greed and betrayal, only danger is guaranteed.survival is not.
1 vote | lkmuir | Dec 7, 2015 |
Another great installment! ( )
1 vote slimy07 | Jun 10, 2013 |
Main character boy (this is bond after all)
suggest late primary early secondary

This is a good adventure romp through. We start with poor bond taking a break from school due to injuries and them getting himself involved in an adventure. In some ways he seems to advanced fro his age in thinking things out but in others he fits the mould perfectly.
I was most surprised during an escape plan that it was that he would do what the captour said and then trust that he would keep his word. The other thing that surprised me was that there was a concentration on deaths, that while in original bonds people fall oter and that is it, here they though about it, particurlary grzzley was the minion that bond pushed out a window in the early chapters, which returned messed up in the head ans part of his scalp was hanging out.
a good adventure romp
1 vote jessicariddoch | Dec 8, 2011 |
4th in the series -- great action/adventure as usual from Higson! James Bond is vacationing in Mexico with his aunt, who leaves him at the home of American ex-flying ace Jack Stone and his obnoxious children, Precious and JJ. Stone leaves on a short trip just before a monster hurricane hits, and a gang of ruthless thieves arrive at the hacienda to steal the safe and its valuable contents. Precious and JJ are kidnapped, and it's up to James to rescue them and protect the stolen secrets of the safe. The chase ultimately leads him to an island haven for deadly criminals, controlled by the ruthless El Huracán, but once on the island, there is no way off... unless you're willing to take on the deadly maze known as La Avenida de la Muerte: The Avenue of Death. Danger and action at every turn, this one is especially appropriate for 7th and 8th graders because it's set in Mexico, with many Mayan influences. ( )
1 vote KarenBall | Sep 23, 2011 |
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