blo Teens Read and Write: SURE FIRE by Jack Higgins

Monday, August 23, 2010

SURE FIRE by Jack Higgins

Sure Fire
by Jack Higgins
Pub: October 2007/ Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 256

For fifteen-year-old twins Rich and Jade, their lives have just been turned upside down. When their mother is tragically killed in a car crash, their long-lost father, John Chance, appears to collect them at the funeral. He’s a bachelor who lives on his own, and it’s clear that Rich and Jade aren’t welcome.

But when Chance suddenly disappears, Rich and Jade uncover the truth: He’s a spy. And now, whoever kidnapped their father is after them, too. Dangerous, fast-paced and packed with action, Sure Fire is a gripping adventure from the master of the modern thriller.

SURE FIRE follows the adventures of Rich and Jade, twins who lost their mother in a tragic car accident. At the funeral a mysterious man appears who they quickly find to be their father. Forced to stay with him in his tiny apartment the twins start to discover things about him they would never have guessed and are thrown into a world of lies, guns, and explosions.

Sure Fire keeps you turning pages, loaded with action, adventure, deception, twists, humor, and lots of gun fights!

Rich is the more book smart of the two and Jade the more physically gifted. I gotta say I didn't like them at first, and not because they weren't automatically super spies, because they were obnoxious brats. But they eventually turn around and end up being awesome.

All secondary characters are outstanding  - a bunch of super-cool guys from the world of espionage. They all feel like they've been around the block and then back around the block to assassinate the target they just scouted out. 

Kind of like this, only less fluffy.

The situations in which Rich and Jade find themselves feel very real and not dramatically over-the-top, giving the book an epic yet non-campy feel. 

Fantastic start to a thrilling series, SURE FIRE is like The Bourne Identity with kids - a great read for anyone who likes exciting action-adventure that ends with a bang! 


Tales of Whimsy said...

O this sounds good. Great review!

Golden Eagle said...

I love that sort of action! Espionage, fights, and adventure are right up my alley. :)

Awesome review!

Blodeuedd said...

Mostly stared and awwwwd the cute assassin kitten

YA Book Queen said...

It's like The Bourne Identity with kids...sounds pretty good (I love that movie). Nice review! =)

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Love the pic to demonstrate.

Mysteries by Moonlight said...

Wow, i love your posts!! Would you like to participate in my Bookish Ninja blog thingy? I'm here to personally invite you.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

That kitten is so freaking cute! Brilliant review...this series sounds like it's going to be excellent :)

Ladytink_534 said...

It sounds good! I'll have to recommend this to my little brother.

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I know im in high school but its a good book so far

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