Titel: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
Autor/en: James Patterson
The Angel Experiment.
Headline Publishing Group
9. März 2006 - kartoniert - 480 Seiten
WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE Do not put this book down. I'm dead serious - your life could depend on it. I'm risking everything by telling you - but you need to know.
STRAP YOURSELF IN for the thrill ride you'll want to take again and again! From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, you're about to take off on a heart-stopping adventure that will blow you away...
YOUR FAITHFUL COMPANIONS: Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman and Angel. Six kids who are pretty normal in most ways - except that they're 98% human, 2% bird. They grew up in a lab, living like rats in cages, but now they're free. Aside, of course, from the fact that they're prime prey for Erasers - wicked wolf-like creatures with a taste for flying humans.
THE MISSIONS: Rescue Angel from malicious mutants. Infiltrate a secret facility to track down the flock's missing parents. Scavenge for sustenance. Get revenge on an evil traitor. And save the world. If there's time.
James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the Edgar(TM) Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK.
'The first in a series from adult-thriller writer Patterson has all the characteristics of his work for grown-ups: pace, action, mystery and cool... sharp and punchy with plenty of jokes and shocks. And it proves that girls can be tough, too.' -- The Sunday Times 'This skilled and compulsive tale is so involved about kids being brave against the odds' The Sunday Times, 3/7/05 -- The Sunday Times 'MAXIMUM RIDE is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that children will love' Age, Melbourne 4/6/05 -- Age, Melbourne 'Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination.' -- New York Times Book Review 'Nonstop action carries this page-turner breathlessly from start to finish... Speed, suspense, excitement' Kirkus Reviews -- Kirkus Reviews '[MAXIMUM RIDE has] enough action to draw in the most hesitant reader' The Australian -- The Australian '[Patterson] delivers an action-packed cross between Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar Children and Marvel Comics' X-Men' Booklist -- Booklist 'A fast-moving, thrill-a-minutes, neo future adventure that pits good against evil in a most significant way... It's imaginative, it's exciting, it's touching - but it's also damn scary considering what some scientists are up to already.' -- The Northern Echo 'The characters are so well written that you'll really root for them. It's edge of your seat, thrilling stuff.' 5 Stars. -- Flipside