Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape

 
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Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape
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Release Date
October 25, 2016
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9780062421647
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Ryan Quinn hopes his traveling days are over. The son of a United Nations worker, he’s grown up in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa—everywhere but home. He’s finally settled at a great school in New York and is making friends when, suddenly, his world is turned upside down.

Ryan is blindsided when his father disappears and his mother is abducted. Left with nothing but questions, he soon discovers his parents have been leading a double life. They actually work with the Emergency Rescue Committee, an underground organization that has performed dangerous rescue missions since World War II, and they’ve been secretly training Ryan to follow in their footsteps.

With his parents’ lives in the balance and more at stake than he knows, Ryan dives into a mission of international intrigue that sends him around the globe. To survive, he must trust his training and perform his own daring rescue mission in a thrilling race for freedom.

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If You Liked Stormbreaker...
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Ryan's family has moved around all over the world, so he's glad to be settled in New York City, even if it means attending school for diplomat's children. He has a good friend, Danny, and a crush on a girl named Kasey whose brother is less than friendly towards him. All of those problems seem insignificant when a strange man follows him and later shows up at his mother's rare instrument store and kidnaps her. The man wants information about Ryan's father, who is on a "business trip" and hasn't been heard from in a while. Shaken, Ryan investigates his father's office and finds out that his father has been working all over the globe, and when a coworker, Tasha, shows up to help, Ryan is determined to somehow get to Andakar to rescue his father. Tasha tells Ryan that his parents are both agents in an organization that works to help people in danger, but this organization doesn't exactly have the blessings of the CIA. Once in Andakar, Ryan manages to break into the ASI headquarters, find prisoners, and get information about where his father might be. His father was helping a rebel named Myat Kaw, and soon Ryan meets up with this person-- who turns out to be the niece of an ASI leader, and about Ryan's age. Ryan's father is badly wounded, so he and the niece, Lan, develop a plan to get themselves out of the country and somehow rescue Ryan's mother. This plan eventually leads them back to New York City, where Danny, Kasey, and Kasey's brother are all instrumental in taking down the bad guys. At the end of the book, however, Ryan's father is still missing, which makes waiting for the next two books in the trilogy very hard!
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Stormbreaker is getting to be an older title, and this is a fresh, new take on spy adventuring! This starts with a great premise and believable plane journey, and is filled with death defying plunges into rivers and off buildings, evil villains in exotic foreign countries, and a great group of friends who help each other out. There's even a nice romance. I love that it's going to be a trilogy-- I wanted more story, but not ten more books.

Sensitive readers should be aware that there's a fairly high body count, but it's not too gruesome. While most of the technical aspects of traveling alone were explained adequately, I couldn't quite believe that Ryan's cell phone worked in Andakar!

For readers who have read all of Horowitz, David Gilman, Charlie Higson and Ali Carter, this is a really worthy entry into the world of middle grade spy adventures. I will definitely be looking forward to the next one!
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