Books by Robert Rigby

MELTDOWN by Andy McNab
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

The final, exciting book in the Watts Family adventures from Britain reaches a satisfying resolution with this caper about a dangerous new drug that threatens all Europe. Now 18, Danny and his grandfather Fergus reluctantly agree to find and destroy the evildoers who are manufacturing "Meltdown" before terrorists take over the operation for their own ends. As in the previous episodes, McNab's military expertise and Rigby's writing skills combine to rivet readers' attention while the duo infiltrates the drug operation. Original villains, snafus and the resulting improvisations by the good guys vary the action and keep interest high while the tension between Danny and Fergus adds even more emotional weight. Altogether, this truly entertaining and well-written series entry will can give young readers plenty of fun and insights into real, not imaginary, military techniques. By far the best of the imitation James Bond genre. Highly recommended. (Fiction. YA)Read full book review >
AVENGER by Andy McNab
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

This third in the series that includes Traitor (2005) and Payback (2006) emphasizes more intrigue than action, although action fans certainly won't be disappointed. Again, McNab's military-intelligence expertise adds interest to this engrossing caper, as the unlikely spy trio tries to catch a twisted multi-millionaire, enraged by the death of his son in the World Trade Center, who devotes his life to recruiting teen suicide bombers online. Suspense arises from speculation that reluctant teen operative Elena may fall prey to the terrorist mastermind she's trying to catch, as she's again teamed with boyfriend Danny and his veteran-spy grandfather, Fergus. All three face further danger from their ruthless boss, who clearly wants to kill them once they complete their mission. This well-crafted series, featuring plenty of computers and gadgets, continues to emerge as an excellent choice for reluctant readers and for anyone who enjoys suspense. (Fiction. YA)Read full book review >
PAYBACK by Andy McNab
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

This sequel to the authors' Traitor (2005) picks up with 17-year-old Danny and his British SAS-veteran grandfather Fergus as they hide out in Spain from a high-placed traitor in British intelligence. The action begins quickly and rarely lets up as Danny and Fergus deftly avoid the hit team sent to kill them. Danny's girlfriend Elena enters the picture with her computer and wi-fi access, to help them break into the British government's most secret and secure computer files. McNab adds interest with his real-life expertise in explosives and clandestine techniques, and playwright Rigby keeps the narrative flowing. This story has trouble standing on its own for those who haven't read the first in the series, and it clearly sets up the premise for a sequel. However, interested young readers probably will want the entire series and won't be disappointed when they start from the beginning. Good entertainment for the action and suspense crowd. (Fiction. YA)Read full book review >