Operation Red Jericho
|Series||The Guild of Specialists|
|Genre||Young adult novel|
|9 August 2005|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Followed by||Operation Typhoon Shore|
In 1920, the heroes of the story Rebecca and Doug McKenzie, leave Shanghai aboard their uncle's ship Expedient, intent on discovering the whereabouts of their missing parents who have disappeared while on a secret mission to the deserts of Western China. Faced with terrifying bloodthirsty pirates, submarines and deadly torpedoes, their task quickly becomes a dangerous struggle to survive. Rebecca and Doug discover the answers they seek lie in a tangle of mysterious age-old societies guarding ancient secrets, and particularly a strange and dangerous substance, known as Daughter Of The Sun, which lies at the heart of the mystery.
Imprisoned on a pirate island off the China coast and facing certain death, they must find a way to escape if they are to continue their desperate quest.
On publication Operation Red Jericho won the prestigious Poppy Red Award for Innovation in Children's Books at the British Book Trade Awards, (2006).
The book was well received, with Operation Red Jericho being the Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week during September 2005.
“This is not just an adventure story; it is a designer object...” Sunday Times, London 25.09.05
“Mowll's genius, though, is in his clever mixing of old and new storytelling devices, and a clear and intelligent voice that should appeal to both girls and boys...” South China Morning Post, Hong Kong 28/08
Other books in the trilogy
Book 2: Operation Typhoon Shore
Book 3: Operation Storm City
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