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Payback / Andy McNab and Robert Rigby.

By: McNab, Andy, 1959-.
Contributor(s): Rigby, Robert.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: McNab, Andy, Boy soldier: 2.; Boy soldier: 2.Publisher: London : Corgi Children's, 2006Description: 295 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780552552226.Subject(s): Watts, Danny (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Watts, Fergus (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Fugitives from justice -- Juvenile fiction | Drug traffic -- Juvenile fiction | Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Teenage suspense fiction. | Action and adventure fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Young adult fiction. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: 823.914
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In the high-octane sequel to BOY SOLDIER, seventeen-year-old Danny and his grandfather, ex-SAS explosives expert Fergus, are on the run again, with their cover in southern Spain blown. Encouraged by the mysterious Deveraux, they return to London to confront their ruthless enemy in MI6, Fincham. But a teenage suicide bomber has brought death and destruction to the heart of Westminster. And there seem to be plenty of other willing martyrs.As the trap is sprung, Danny and Fergus have to break into Northwood, and it is up to computer whiz Elena to trawl the Deep Web to help them find the information they need to put a stop to the nightmare.The second book in the BOY SOLDIER sequence is another explosive, fast-moving and thrilling adventure, packed with authentic detail from Andy McNab's SAS expertise.

Previously published: London : Doubleday, 2005.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10-In this sequel to Traitor (Putnam, 2005), Danny and his ex-SAS grandfather, Fergus Watts, survive an attempt on their lives while hiding out in Spain. They stop running and return to the UK with the hope of clearing their names and resuming a normal life, and are recruited to help uncover a corrupt MI5 agent who, at the same time, is trying to have them killed. Danny enlists the help of his friend Elena so that he and Fergus can accomplish the impossible: breaking into the heavily secured British Ministry of Defense in order to get official proof of Fergus's background and save their lives. The police are on high alert because of a series of suicide bombings carried out by teenagers, and MI5 tries to frame Danny as a terrorist. Adventure and suspense drive this plot. Despite some weak character development, the book will find a ready audience.-Michael Giller, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

This sequel to Traitor (2005) opens with Danny Watts and his former secret-service-agent grandfather, Fergus, hiding out in Spain. An attempt on their lives, however, sends them back to England, where the country is in turmoil after a series of suicide bombings. After Fergus is seriously wounded, he and Danny enlist Danny's friend Elena to help unravel the mystery of the attackers' identities. Despite many loose ends, young spy-fiction fans will enjoy entering Danny's murky world, where things are not as they initially seem. Teens will also enjoy the fast-paced, action-laden plot and the wealth of details about tricks of the spy trade. Some may find the thicket of English phrases and place-names a little dense, but a glossary at the front of the book will help them sort out vocabulary questions. This second book in the Danny Watts series will pull in plenty of new fans. --Todd Morning Copyright 2006 Booklist

Horn Book Review

In this sequel to Traitor, Danny and his grandfather, Fergus, are in hiding after Fergus is accused of treason. With the help of Danny's girlfriend, they survive a series of dangerous events in an attempt to prove Fergus's innocence. Readers not stymied by the many British terms and acronyms (defined in a glossary) will find this complex novel full of intrigue and suspense. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Book Review

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) Copyright ┬ęKirkus Reviews, used with permission.