Troubador Missing Dad 5

Released: 28/07/2019

ISBN: 9781789018417

eISBN: 9781838599607

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Missing Dad 5



The past can cast long shadows.’ 

Missing Dad Book 5: Justice deals with the tragic murder seventeen years ago of Lisette, wife of the charismatic and mysterious French aristocrat Christian Rochelle, who has become more of a father to Joe than his own dad.  

Joe and Becks set out to solve the mystery of who was the accomplice who let the murdering Contessa da Palestrina into the ultra-secure Château L’Etoile? It is a quest that will take the teenagers close to a terrible death on more than one occasion, as they journey to Surat, the Indian diamond-cutting capital of the world, and onwards to Naples, riddled with its casual murders and mountains of toxic waste.  

But it is in the seas off the Northwest coast of Scotland where the story reaches its terrifying climax. We’re heading relentlessly for the world’s third largest whirlpool, on board a ship loaded with smuggled missiles, with a nuclear power plant that is going into meltdown.

The banner is up with the November 28 launch date, outside the Gloucester school whose youngsters provided the inspiration for MISSING DAD. The St Peter's Jazz Band are practising Bond themes. Missing Dad hoodies are going down well with the launch team. And the race car simulators are all set to keep the action fast and furious on that Saturday afternoon. Hope you can join us! (For sat nav, the school's postcode is GL4 0DD.)

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Jane Ryan

I never thought I'd write a teen spy thriller. I sort of fell into writing ads and websites for the motor industry. What's not to like about driving an all-new Jaguar round a test track at terrifying speeds? But I knew this wasn't REAL writing.

Then I quit the advertising world and went to work as a teaching assistant in St Peter's High School, Gloucester. As I got to know the teenagers I worked with, I was blown away by their courage in very difficult situations. There were some who were in foster care, some who were caring for their own single parent and others who had lost a sibling. Yet even though these young people had been dealt such a bad hand, they got on with their lives, and their mates really looked out for them.

It was these twin themes of courage when something is deeply wrong with your life, and looking out for your mates, that inspired the MISSING DAD series. These amazing teenagers should be celebrated - and now we can!

BREAKING NEWS: The MISSING DAD launch party will be on Saturday 28 November, 3.00pm to 5.00pm, at St Peter's RC High School, Stroud Road, Tuffley, Gloucester GL4 0DD. At the school where MISSING DAD all began, there will be the amazing St Peter's Jazz Band and two race car simulators to keep the action fast and furious. Refreshments - soft drinks and cupcakes. Plus the paperback will still be on special offer right up to and including the 28 November - so order yours now from the Troubador website!

J Ryan

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