The Stig Plays a Dangerous Game

Jon Claydon, Tim Lawler
AUD $12.99

The first in a fast-paced, funny series featuring The Stig: Top Gear's legendary racing driver.

Sam Wheeler may be the new boy in Bunsfold, but he's got a feeling that all is not well either in the town or at Bunsfold High - and he's not just talking about the maths teacher with the unfortunate flatulence. A local boy, Buster Mustang, has recently gone missing, and no one seems to care - they're all too busy playing the highly addictive video game Xenon or getting the town ready for its very first TT race. Both are the brainchild of mysterious local billionaire PT Cruiser. Besides global domination, PT Cruiser wants nothing more than to destroy his nemesis The Stig once and for all - and his TT race is just what he needs to tempt him on to the big stage again ...

Sam sets out with his new friends Minnie Cooper and Ford Harrison to uncover the truth behind all the strange goings-on in Bunsfold - but danger has a habit of showing up wherever they do, and soon all that stands between our heroes and disaster is... a taciturn man in a white suit.

Author bio:

At university Jon and Tim wrote sell-out Edinburgh shows together. They appeared on the BBC's 'Best of the Fringe' and were offered jobs writing comedy for BBC Radio but, flush with the endless possibilities of youth, put it off while they did other things instead. Regrets? Just that one.

Jon plumped for an eventful career in advertising and, latterly, technology investment that has seen him become a fixture on the Sunday Times 'Britain's 500 Most Influential People' list. Tim meanwhile spent many years in ventures such as building & filling a fringe theatre, performing stand-up poetry and living in various parts of the globe - before finally returning to the UK to work as an advertising brand planner with itchy feet and fingers.

One day while attending to one of many sidelines - as a columnist in Top Gear magazine - Jon had a moment. Alone in a lift, he met The Stig, who non-verbally communicated that it was high time someone wrote a book for his many younger fans. Jon called Tim, they fired up their flux capacitor and returned, sliding doors-style, to the career they'd always thought they should have had in the first place.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781848126459
Publisher: Bonnier
Imprint: Piccadilly Books
Pub Date: May 2018
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 9 - 12
Subject: Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)