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Double or die / Charlie Higson.

By: Higson, Charles, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Higson, Charles, Young Bond: ; Higson, Charles, Young Bond: 3.; Higson, Charles, Young Bond: #3.; Higson, Charles, Young Bond: bk. 3.Publisher: London : Puffin, 2007Description: 389 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780141322032 (pbk.) :; 0141322039 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Bond, James (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Bond, James (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Bond, James (Fictitious character) -- Children's fiction | Spies -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | Codes and cyphers -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Mystery -- Fiction | Children's spy stories | Teen adventure stories | Spies -- Fiction | Bond, James (Fictitious character) Fiction | Spy stories | Mystery and detective stories | Young adult adventure stories | Teenage boys -- Young adult fictionGenre/Form: Children's fiction. | Spy stories. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Children's stories.DDC classification: [Fic.] Summary: In a north London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery young James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Suggested level: secondary.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder.

No ordinary weekend. But then, James Bond is no ordinary boy . . .

In a North London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint.

A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles.

Once the code is cracked, he has just forty-eight hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them both. And, if the professor can't escape, it's not only his future under threat.

It's the rest of the world's . . .

Sequel to: Blood fever.

Followed by: Hurricane gold.

In a north London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery young James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Suggested level: secondary.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9--Young James Bond is ready to enjoy a few days of rest from his studies at Eton, but his weekend plans are changed when one of his professors is kidnapped and the only link to finding him is an unusual letter filled with secret codes and anagrams detailing an evil threat to the world's security. Seven cryptic clues in the letter lead James and his friends through a series of deadly adventures. Charlie Higson's novel (Hyperion, 2008) is fast-paced and crammed with mystery, intrigue, car chases, high-tech gadgetry, an eclectic group of thugs, and a girl. Narrator Nathaniel Parker is extremely proficient in his ability to slip effortlessly between an array of dialects, nasal whines, stuttering, and many foreign accents. This stand-alone tale of adventure, humor, and hold-your-breathe suspense is a must-have, especially for young male listeners.--Cheryl Preisendorfer, Twinsburg City Schools, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

Horn Book Review

When one of the schoolmasters at Eton is kidnapped, teenage James Bond is hard-pressed to solve an encoded letter revealing the teacher's whereabouts. A combination of clever puzzle-sleuthing and extreme James Bond-style physical danger keeps the pace roaring as Bond tangles with a pair of murderous thugs who have forced the teacher to construct a dangerous Nemesis machine. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.