Alex and her dad are working a routine plumbing job in the Town Hall when it is suddenly taken over by terrorists. Their leader Mr Blue demands the release of a high-profile prisoner, or he'll start killing hostages - and one of them is Alex's dad! Hidden in the attic's pipes, Alex must rely on her wits to ensure they all stay alive. And she only has precious minutes before time runs out. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 10+
Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer - his writing credits include episodes for the children's TV drama Grange Hill and the novelisation of Noel Clarke's Kidulthood and 18.104.22.168. He has also written the teen series Black Ops for Egmont and The Malichea Quest for Bloomsbury.