Blood Hunters

Steve Voake
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It started out with a research expedition to the world's deepest lake.and became a desperate fight for survival against an unknown predator: Hungry. Intelligent. Unstoppable.

They know where you are.

In the middle of the Mexican jungle a small scientific team prepare to embark on an exploration of the world's deepest sinkhole; a naturally-formed underwater shaft that no one has ever reached the bottom of. What they are about to discover could change the world forever. Three thousand miles away, Joe McDonald's father is arrested for murder. Joe and his friend Giles are desperate to prove his innocence, but when more people are attacked in mysterious circumstances, Joe begins to suspect that a predator is on the loose. Maybe the dark shapes he has seen in the woods and canal aren't just his imagination. Could the attacks in Joe's town be linked to his dad's research at the university? Could Dad's colleague have brought something back with him from the expedition in Mexico? Suddenly the search for justice becomes a desperate fight for survival.

'Bound to be popular of the television series Primeval, this is a skilful, intelligent thriller.' The Times (UK)

'This really was a fantastic eco-aware, action suspense thriller. It goes at about 500mph and doesn't stop until the last page.but the real kudos has to be reserved for the bad guys - the creatures. I really don't want to tell you too much about them, other than how terrifying I found them.' The Bookbag (UK)

Author bio:

Steve Voake grew up in Midsomer Norton, near Bath. Before becoming a full time writer, Steve was headteacher of a village school in Somerset. He is the critically-acclaimed author of The Dreamwalker's Child, The Web of Fire and The Starlight Conspiracy and, in the words of The Sunday Times, 'sets readers an example of how to write skilfully and thoughtfully.' He lives with his family in Somerset.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9780571230013
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Children PB
Pub Date: May 2009
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 12 - 16
Subject: Young adult fiction