Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2018. Overworked and understaffed Inspector Logan (!) Fiction. Loved meeting you in London earlier this year, and earlier at Norwich. What I love about it is often I break out laughing despite the serious theme in it. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. US edition. Logan McRae’s personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he’s policing his fellow officers. Stuart MacBride is the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. The tenth Logan McRae novel from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author. Throughout Taylor’s travels, the reader can slowly watch as he turns from an immature young boy to a man who makes smart decisions and can fend for himself. The action scenes, as always, are superbly written and the dialogue is cracking! No swears or sex or anything, but descriptions of war atrocities (though usually not overly graphic). The second Dustlands book, Rebel Heart, was a finalist in Canada for the Sunburst Prize, BC Stellar Award and Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy. A former actor and opera singer, her debut novel, Blood Red Road, first in the Dustlands trilogy, was published in 2011 to international acclaim. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Teen & Young Adult Military Historical Fiction eBooks, Children's Military Fiction (Kindle Store), Teen & Young Adult Military Historical Fiction, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. My 13 year old read it and asked me to read it. His behavior doesn't improve while he's in Vietnam, and he ends up being kidnapped by members of the North Vietnamese Army after leaving the U.S. Embassy to check out a go-go club. Ways I think On Blood Road could’ve been better was if the guy wasn’t always being a hero, I didn’t like how this guy became this kid who cared about himself and now is saving the people who are trying to take him to a prison; and I don’t get why he didn’t ever try to escape. He escapes death more than once even while contending with hunger, pesky insects, deadly foliage, and bombs that haven't been detonated. Cormac McCarthy (born Charles McCarthy on July 20, 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island) is the American author of ten novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Road… Taylor Sorenson's dad is a very important man who leads part of the Vietnam war who is working for the US and South Vietnamese side, and the North the other side of the war, sees that Taylor is visiting his dad in Vietnam so they kidnap him and see him as a token prisoner for the war hoping to get information about what his dad does, but Taylor knows nothing his dad is never around and he barely knows him. Sixteen-year-old Taylor Sorenson has flown to Saigon, Vietnam, with his mother who wants his father to take him to task for his recent behavior. “Dark and Brilliantly written” Linwood Barclay, ‘A tense and gritty thriller’ Irish Sunday Independent, ‘The pages turn effortlessly. Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019, I thought I`d read them all, so imagine my delight to find that Logan & crew were back in a new adventure. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Steve Watkins is the author of Down Sand Mountain, a young adult novel published in October 2008 by Candlewick Press. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I liked this book because it was very detailed and suspenseful, and also has a happy ending. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Despite his initial plan to enjoy the city, a small act of rebellion quickly accumulated into one of the most life changing days of young Taylor’s life. His mom does not respond well to this and she sends him to the United States Embassy in South Vietnam to live with his father who was stationed there. Maybe closer to 4.5 actual rating. Although it is written for teenagers I believe, I’m not sure how many would be ready to deal with the horrors of this story. I would have liked to have a little bit more information on his parents, especially his father, and I'm not sure I buy the ending of his journey to the north part of the country with Phuong possibly giving him information that would allow him to escape. It presents fairly both sides of the war. As a punishment, his Mom sends him to a base in Vietnam, where his Dad is stationed for the war. You may be charged a restocking fee up to 50% of item's price for used or damaged returns and up to 100% for materially different item. Some of the descriptions are a bit more graphic than I would like for a 10 yr old, but it is about war and even Scholastic recommends 12 for a minimum age. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. By Steve Watkins. This time, he's been stabbed too. Moira Young is from Vancouver, BC and now lives in the UK. Kept waiting for it to get better, but it never happened. TJ helps Taylor survive the first couple of days being a hostage, but then TJ tries to escape and gets shot and killed. Taylor Sorenson, is a 17 year old boy who thinks he can get away with sneaking out at night. Although he's a junior at the prestigious Dalton School, he hasn't been taking his academics seriously and has sneaked out of the family's apartment to hit the clubs in New York City with his friend Geoff. I love this mottly crew...& they are all in this book, Logan, Steel, Rennie & even my little favourite Tufty Quirrel! One night, during an embassy dinner, he decides to sneak out to see the Tet celebrations in the city. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone but I would recommend 1 through 10 of the series. I decided to read this book over the break because I am usually into action books or mystery books and I like wanted to know more about what happened in Vietnam. I recommend this to all the fans of Logan and his cohort. He also likes to sneak out in the middle of the night to go to the club with his friends. What a transformation that the protagonist makes. To see what your friends thought of this book. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver’s seat of a crashed car it’s a shock to everyone. My 11 year old son picked out this book at a school book fair. The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century (Scholastic Focus). After their arrival, some of the soldiers realize who Taylor is and with this revelation decide to transport him along the infamous Ho Ching Ming Trail where Taylor first handedly witnesses the grimness of the Vietnam War. Engaging Vietnam war story, but shows only one side in my opinion. On Blood Road A Vietnam War Novel. My 13 year old read it and asked me to read it. He investigates the recent death of a DI who had killed himself two years before (it is complicated) and the apparent suicide of a maverick detective who had been working a missing child case. The Ho Chi Mingh Trail is called Blood Road because of how many people have died on it. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. This punishment was not very effective as Taylor sneaks out again to watch a celebration in the city which went bad. The Secret of Midway (Ghosts of War #1) (1). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. He read through it quickly, which is a good sign, but he also said it was a violent book which I agree. We’d love your help. A former actor and opera singer, her debut novel, Blood Red Road, first in the Dustlands trilogy, was published in 2011 to international acclaim. It look me forever to slog through this book because of all the ridiculous and banal filler. The novel On Blood Road by Steve Watkins is a Vietnam war novel which brings the reader through the reality of war. There are daring scenes and every chapter there is sometimes always a cliff hanger wanting you to keep going. The subject matter of child molesting seems to be 'in' at the moment, but I find it salacious and disturbing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Wow. The second Dustlands book, Rebel Heart, was a finalist in Canada for the Sunburst Prize, BC Stellar Award and Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.