When his dad’s book turns out to contain deadly secrets, twelve-year-old Furious Jones is thrust into a web of mystery and danger in this gripping page-turner.
Furious Jones, the twelve-year-old son of a famous thriller writer, lives with his grandfather after his mother was mysteriously gunned down right in front of him a year ago. Curious to know more about his estranged dad, he goes to see him speak about his upcoming novel to a packed audience—and to his shock and horror, he witnesses his father get shot as well.
When Furious discovers that his dad’s upcoming novel contains dangerous and fiercely protected secrets, he sets out to discover who killed his father, and what exactly they were trying to cover up.
Ideal for fans of Alex Rider and Theodore Boone, the action-packed exploits of Furious Jones are as thrilling as they are intriguing. Can Furious unravel this literary mystery before the death toll rises?
In this exciting, rapid-fire mystery, Kehoe (the Vincent Shadow books) introduces the ludicrously named Furious Jones ("Man, I hated my name," he thinks), whose father, a bestselling author of spy thrillers, is murdered before Furious's eyes at an event for his new book. Furious goes on the run, hiding from the CIA and assassins alike, while he unravels his family's secrets. It turns out that his mother was a killer for the government before her untimely death, his father was writing an expos on a powerful criminal organization, and all clues lead to a small Ohio town. Twelve-year-old Furious goes undercover in high school (on top of being remarkably resourceful, he's also 6'4") to locate the one person who knows everything. Right from the start, Kehoe ratchets up the paranoiac tension and adrenaline, while keeping Furious's successes at least vaguely realistic. While the book-within-a-book plot device doesn't exactly read like Clancy or Grisham, this adventure works very well as an over-the-top thriller, one that leaves room for sequels. Ages 8 12.