*Styrus, a computer virus so powerful it can penetrate any computer and steal its secrets,
has fallen into the hands of the wrong man
*His name - Smith
*His ambition - to rule the world
When fans demanded a sequel to Running, Barbara Spencer was happy to oblige. Set in the 21st century, Turning Point portrays a world which we may very easily come to inherit. One dominated by money and greed, with Europe a major world power and England reduced to island status off the coast of Europe, in which the little guy stands no chance.
The action-packed, Turning Point follows Scott Anderson and Bill, one of the scientists that created Styrus, as they head for Geneva - where Bill is to address the United Nations and formally hand over control of the computer programme. Meanwhile Mr. Smith, despite a massive manhunt by the American Secret Service, continues his meteoric rise to power, driving global corporations into bankruptcy.
When Scott accidentally overhears a secret conversation, the mirage of calm and safety that his family and friends have tried so hard to create is shattered forever. Within forty-eight hours, Scott has become a wanted criminal, accused of gunning down an innocent bystander; his bodyguard, his home, and his father - all gone. With only his school friends believing in his innocence, Scott heads for Exeter on his motorbike to the headquarters of the American Secret Service - only to find that destroyed too.
Barbara Spencer's new book once again offers young adults a thrilling, roller-coaster of a read.CPSIA choking hazard - No choking hazard warning necessary|EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning
With a background as exciting as any of her stories, children's author Barbara Spencer now lives and works in Somerset. With nine books to her name, including her teen thrillers, Running and Time Breaking, she is working on a series for the 8 - 12 age group, which will be illustrated. Passionate about the importance of books in today's society, Barbara is a frequent visitor to both primary and secondary schools, where she talks about writers and writing.