Long Reach: ebook (ePDF)

By Peter Cocks

A gritty urban thriller set in the ganglands of south-east London.

Seventeen-year-old Eddie Savage is shocked to learn that the body of his brother, Steve, has just been washed up in the Thames. But he soon discovers something even more disturbing: that Steve had actually been working undercover for the police – and was probably murdered in the line of duty. Determined to avenge his brother's death, Eddie relinquishes his old life and identity to take up where Steve left off, throwing himself headlong into his first mission – to infiltrate a tough south London gang. But as he becomes caught up in the world of crime, Eddie begins to question where his loyalties lie. Then he makes a terrible discovery...

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 14+

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  • Format: PDF
  • ISBN: 9781406335347
  • Published: 03 Jan 2011
  • Price: £6.99
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'This book is fast paced, gritty and a crackingly good read. The thing that I love about this book is that it is so different from any other Young Adult book I have ever read. I've seen books with similiar concepts in the Adult section but nothing of its kind aimed at teenagers. I was gripped throughout the book, I never found the story to be dull at any point as there was so much going on as Eddie found his feet in his new position of double agent. There were loads of parts where I couldn't put the book down because things were so intense and you weren't sure as the reader which way it was going to go. Reminiscent of something by Harlen Corben or James Patterson this fantastic new title tackles a genre which is not widely aimed at the Young Adult market. An engaging, fastpaced and thrilling read.' www.goodreads.com

'I was gripped throughout the book, I never found the story to be dull at any point as there was so much going on as Eddie found his feet in his new position of double agent. There were loads of parts where I couldn't put the book down because things were so intense and you weren't sure as the reader which way it was going to go.' Overflowing Library

'This is a real Boys Own adventure story with a likeable hero in Eddie Savage, beautiful but possibly dangerous women with a thrilling storyline and murderous gangsters. There was a good pace to the story, a nice steady build up in suspense, with good characterisations. A compelling and exciting read, recommended for readers aged 14+.' Carole's Book Corner

'This is serious stuff, and author Peter Cocks certainly doesn't shy away from the harsh reality of the criminal underworld he's portraying. The language is way more colourful than you'd find in the majority of YA fiction, and the violence is occasionally so brutal I found myself flinching as I read. Nothing about Long Reach feels as though it's been cleaned up for its target audience, and that's exactly what makes it feel so authentic and convincing...Tightly-plotted, edgy and smart, Long Reach starts out promising and only gets better from there. While I suspect that it will appeal chiefly to male readers, I'd actually recommend it to both male and females at the top end of the YA age range who enjoy fast-paced, filmic thrillers. I couldn't put it down.' I Was a Teenage Book Geek

'Although this is a young adult series it doesn't hold back on the gritty side of the criminal underworld and includes some quite violent scenes. Long Reach is an exciting and pacy read that I'm sure will be very popular with older teens and adults. The story has a similar feel to Martina Cole's adult books and doesn't feel dumbed down for it's younger target audience. Long Reach is a great start to a new series and I'm really looking forward to reading more of these books in the future. I think this series will be popular with teenage boys but it is something that girls will enjoy reading too and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a fast paced thrilling read. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more by Peter Cocks in the future.' Feeling Fictional

'If you are a fan of adult crime fiction then this is definitely worth a peek. It could easily be read as an adult thriller yet will also sit nicely on the YA shelves – appealing to boys of 15+ especially. I'm delighted to hear that there is another Eddie Savage thriller in the works as he is a character that has real potential to thrill written by a writer with real potential to be the first big thing in YA crime writing.' The Mountains of Instead

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