Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

McNab, Andy.
New York : Putnam's, 2005
ISBN 0399244646
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Anyone here have family in the military, serving their country?

[Wait for responses, let teens tell you about what their family members have done]

Danny Watt's grandfather was an SAS explosives expert for the British Army. Pretty cool, yes?


Because Fergus Watts was a traitor, one of the worst ever: He betrayed his country and his Regiment for money—drug money. Fergus was arrested and left for dead in a Columbian jail. As far as Danny was concerned that's just fine—Fergus got what he deserved!

Until, at seventeen, when Danny tries to win a scholarship to the Sandhurst Military Academy. Danny's got the grades, but more importantly he's got the will and he aced the physical tests. But in a private interview with a sneering officer, Danny learns that the grandson of a traitor will never be allowed to serve!


Danny has found out something the army doesn't know: Fergus isn't dead, isn't in jail. He's alive and living secretly with fake I.D. in England.

Determined to get revenge, Danny sets out to hunt Fergus down and bring him to justice.


There's something that certain people in the army know that Danny doesn’t: Fergus's treason wasn't all it seems, went deeper than anyone suspects; and they'll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

Soon Danny is both the hunter and the hunted.

Packed with cool, true stuff about Special Forces procedures, this page turner will keep you reading through every twist and turn in the plot.

Don't miss Traitor, by former SAS officer Andy McNab (whose real name is still a secret!).  (Evergreen Young Adult Book award, 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Grandfathers -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Spies -- Fiction.
                        Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service -- Fiction.
                        England -- Fiction.
                        Spy stories.

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